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Home Energy Efficiency Programs

Improving the energy efficiency of your home is a smart investment. NYSERDA offers a range of residential programs designed to help New York State residents identify areas where their homes are driving up energy costs and provide assistance in completing energy efficiency improvements for a healthier, more comfortable home.

It starts with a home energy assessment, completed by contractors accredited by the Building Performance Institute (BPI), which gives you a top-to bottom look at where your home is wasting energy. You receive a detailed list of recommended improvements that can include everything from added insulation and energy efficient lighting to a high-efficiency heating system and ENERGY STAR® certified appliances.

Find the program that best suits your needs by entering your County and the number of people living in your house or apartment. Use the chart below to see the maximum income level allowed by each program.





  Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® EmPower New York
Eligibility Own or rent* a
single-family home
or
multifamily home with
up to 4 units
Own or rent* a
single-family home 
or
multifamily home with
up to 4 units
Own or rent* a
single-family home
or
live in a building with
100 or fewer units
Income Guidelines No income restrictions Household income is less than: $                Household income less than: $               
or 
participate in a utility payment assistance program
Discount on Energy Improvements  10% Up to 50% 100%
Loan Interest Rate 3.49% or 3.99% 3.49% or 3.99% Improvements are 100% covered
Home Energy Assessment Cost Free or reduced for most New Yorkers Free Free
Additional Information
 

*Renters need permission from Landlords to move forward.

Last Updated: 08/07/2014