Awardee Profiles

The Cosgrove Home

Meet Megan, our 51st Climate Fund grant winner! Megan at first was skeptical of the process. Lots of paperwork? Hidden costs? Too good to be true? She didn’t want that…good thing she came to the right place. After moving into a new home in Newfield, she quickly realized it wasn’t fit for her family’s needs. The water heater was on its last legs and she could only bathe one child a day before the hot water was depleted. Coming from a house with a severe mold problem (and developing health problems as a result), she knew that the combination of fuel oil heat and forced air in their new home couldn’t be good for the indoor air quality or lungs. Overwhelmed, she reached out to Snug Planet and was connected quickly with Sarah. Sarah walked her through the process and handled everything, reassuring Megan along the way. Together, they made a plan to tackle and address her family’s needs in their new home. Megan was set up with a new heat pump water heater, air source heat pump, and added insulation in her basement and attic. Luckily the house already had one heat pump head already installed, so all they had to do was add another head to get their place as snug as a bug. Megan’s son was also recovering from a concussion and suffering from chronic headaches, so when it was really hot and humid, he could cool off real quick with the heat pump’s air conditioning, an unexpected benefit! Megan couldn’t say enough about how life-saving it was to now have this reliable, safe sanctuary while feeling so supported in the process. Making the switch off fuel oil, she offset 83 tons of CO2 and won $4,378 towards the energy system upgrade.

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