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EmPower for Residents

A better life begins at home: how you’ll benefit from EmPower New York

75,000 of your neighbors are saving energy and saving money — without spending a dime. Now it’s your turn.

  • Energy efficiency measures such as: insulation, draft reduction, upgraded lighting and replacement of inefficient refrigerators and freezers — no cost to you
  • Peace of mind that comes with keeping more money in your own pocket, to spend on what matters most to you
  • A home that’s warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer
  • Health and safety checks of carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, and more


If you live in a building with 100 units or less and either participate in a utility payment assistance program OR have a household income of less than 60 percent of the state median income (i.e., HEAP-eligible), you’re eligible for EmPower New York. Find out if you qualify for EmPower.

If you believe you’re eligible for the program, simply call 1-800-263-0960 and an EmPower team member will walk you through the application process. Or request an application here. If you’re approved, you’ll be notified usually within 4–6 weeks and then contacted by a participating accredited Building Performance Institute contractor to schedule the energy assessment and upgrades.

How EmPower Works: Quality Work Done by Quality People

NYSERDA has selected Honeywell International to assist NYSERDA in running the EmPower New York program. The Honeywell team members are energy efficiency professionals. They manage the process, and depending on what you need, will send out a qualified participating contractor.

Your services are provided by a contractor accredited by the Building Performance InstituteLink opens in new window - close new window to return to this page. — your assurance that they’re applying the latest knowledge and technology to energy efficiency in your home.

Not only will your EmPower specialists make smart energy upgrades, they’ll also show you ways to reduce your energy usage on a daily basis, so you can save even more.

Last Updated: 04/10/2014

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