April 30, 2010
Home Show Shows Many Ways to Cut Costs by Going Green
NYSERDA Joins Businesses to Showcase Ways Homeowners Can Save Energy and Money with Alternative Energy and Home Improvements
It’s never been easier to find out how to cut your energy costs and make your home more environmentally friendly than at this year’s Rome Home Show. Held from Saturday, May 1 to Sunday May 2 at the Rome Armory, 1110 Black River Boulevard, this year’s Home Show offers more resources than ever for homeowners who are looking for ways to save money by using less energy.
“Today, more New Yorkers are going green than ever before. But there are still many people out there who don’t know where or how to start,” said Francis J. Murray Jr., President and CEO of NYSERDA. “The Rome Home Show is a great opportunity to find the best approaches for your house, as well as to learn about all the many incentives available to help cut costs for home energy improvements, energy efficient appliances, solar-electric panels, and more.”
NYSERDA’s seminar on Sunday May 2 at 1 pm will feature energy topics including increasing your home’s energy efficiency, installing residential solar energy systems, and others. Visit NYSERDA at booth #31 to learn more on how to make your home or business more energy efficient, comfortable and safe, reduce your utility costs, and help save the environment. In addition, exhibitors will be showcasing the latest environmentally-friendly products for home and everyday living.
NYSERDA representatives will provide extensive information on its Home Performance with Energy Star® program. This program provides Comprehensive Home Energy Assessments to show you where energy is escaping from your home, estimates the money you can save with improvements, and offers incentives and financing to help make these improvements more affordable. Homeowners who participate in the program are eligible for incentives and income-eligible New Yorkers may qualify for a subsidy of up to $5,000 for improvements.
The NYSERDA booth also will have information about the “Great Appliance Swap Out,” which will offer rebates for trading in old appliances for new, energy efficient models. Rebates are still available ranging from $50-$105 for a single unit an up to $555 for the purchase of a three-appliance package.
Homeowners also can learn about the cash incentives NYSERDA provides to help make it more affordable to install new Solar Electric or Photovoltaic (PV) systems by Eligible Installers. These incentives can cut the costs of PV systems by at least 20 percent, and federal and state tax credits will reduce these costs even more.
Information about the Home Show can be found at romechamber.com/homeShow.
Jeffrey Gordon, NYSERDA
518-862-1090 ext. 3544
Last Updated: 05/14/2013