EmPower for Residents
A better life begins at home: how you’ll benefit from EmPower New York
61,000 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, and upgraded appliances and lighting—at 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 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 Institute — 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: 05/03/2013
It's Free - Really!
NYSERDA's EmPower New York program offers no-cost energy efficiency services to low-income (i.e., HEAP-eligible) homeowners and renters. These services include lighting and appliance upgrades and home performance measures. On-site energy education offers customers additional strategies for managing their energy costs. The services are provided by contractors accredited by the Building Performance Institute (BPI).
Get Started Now
It’s easy to apply - just fill out our online application request, or call
to request your application today.
A Real Life Example
The Konstanty family in Gasport, NY took advantage of EmPower. Now they’re spending less—and feeling warmer in winter, too
Download the Konstanty case study [PDF]