Energy Efficiency

New York State offers a range of home energy efficiency programs for both residential and commercial buildings. To find the program that is best for you, see the short descriptions below and follow the links to NYSERDA’s income eligibility guidelines. Then sign up with EnergySmart Homes and connect to the Installer Partners.

To easily determine which program is right for you, based on your household income, click here.

Questions? Call 914-242-4725 ext 122 or email EnergySmartHomes@SustainableWestchester.org

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What are the benefits?

What can I expect from
a home energy assessment?

Your home energy assessment will be conducted by trained and experienced contractors, offering an expert analysis on where your home is wasting energy. Your contractor will perform essential health and safety tests to determine whether the major combustion appliances (furnace, boiler, hot water tank, stove) in your home are operating safely, and check for mold and conditions which contribute to its growth. After the assessment, you will receive a report providing you with valuable information regarding the existing condition of your home, and identifying areas where energy efficiency, comfort and safety improvements can be made.

Eligibility Guidelines

New York State offers a range of home energy efficiency programs for both residential and commercial buildings. To find the program that is best for you, see the short descriptions below and follow the links to NYSERDA’s income eligibility guidelines. Please sign up with EnergySmart Homes to connect to the Installer Partners.
To determine which program is right for you, based on your household income, click here.

Energy Efficiency Programs

Residential Home Energy Audit

  • Free for New York residents. The assessment includes home health, safety checks and takes 1-2 hours to complete. You will learn about energy use and receive customized information that can help you plan for a more efficient and comfortable home.
  • Installer partners can also incorporate additional incentives from Comfort Home (incentives ranging from $500-$4,000).
  • Homeowners pay for the cost of services, but incentives and financing are available.

Assisted Home Performance with Energy Star

  • Income-qualified homeowners can finance eligible energy efficiency improvements at a lower interest rate and receive a discount that covers 50% of eligible upgrades up to $4,000.

Empower

  • No-cost energy efficiency services to income-eligible New York residents, including homeowners, renters, apartment dwellers.
  • Income-eligible New York residents include: those receiving HEAP benefits, those with a household income below 60 percent of the state median income.
  • Common measures include: installation of high-efficiency lighting,  insulation, replacement of old, inefficient household appliances or showerheads.

Other Programs

We can also connect you with the Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Community Energy Advisors who can help you apply to additional energy efficiency programs:

To be connected to Cornell Cooperative Extension’s Community Energy Advisors please email EnergySmartHomes@SustainableWestchester.org

Questions?

Contact EnergySmart Homes to find the program that is right for you and to be connected to our Installer Partners.

For More Information

Contact Lauren Brois

lauren@sustainablewestchester.org

914-242-4725 x122

Email inquires to

energysmarthomes@sustainablewestchester.org

Email inquires to

energysmarthomes@sustainablewest

chester.org