Residents & Homeowners
Getting a home energy assessment can help you take control of your energy costs. It can identify where your house is using the most energy and which improvements would have the biggest impact on your bottom line. Heating and cooling costs frequently account for 50% of residential energy bills. Identifying your energy waste can lead to big savings.
65% of New York consumers agree that picking out the right bulb is a difficult process. But using energy-efficient lighting like LED and CFL light bulbs helps you to save money on your energy bill, and there are quick guides to explain the bulb options.
Imagine a house that produces as much or more energy than is used – cutting annual net energy bills down to zero. A net zero energy home can achieve this, providing you with significant energy savings over time.
Provides incentives and financing to make solar-generated electricity accessible and affordable for all New York homeowners, renters, and businesses. Using solar can help lower energy costs compared to using conventionally generated electricity. Additional program components include training for installers and public officials, standardized permitting processes, and consumer education.
Supports the installation of high-efficiency, low emission wood heating technology for residential, municipal, and commercial buildings. These advanced technology heating systems enable consumers to use local wood pellets and cordwood as fuel in a cleaner way. Technologies include stoves and pellet and cordwood boilers with thermal storage, many of which are made right here in New York State.
Provides support for solar hot water technology, which uses the heat in sunlight to preheat domestic hot water. Under the CEF, this program is now available regardless of how you currently heat your water (fuel neutral).
Provides support for installing small wind turbines in size up to 2 MW per site. The program offers assistance with qualified equipment with a proven track record installed by eligible installers. Support is based on the estimated annual output of the behind-the-meter turbine, at the proposed site, as determined by computer modeling.
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®
Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®
EmPower New York
Solar Hot Water (Thermal) Program
Low-rise Residential New Construction: New York ENERGY STAR® Certified Homes
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NYSERDA offers objective information and analysis, innovative programs, technical expertise, and support to help New Yorkers increase energy efficiency, save money, use renewable energy, and reduce reliance on fossil fuels. A public benefit corporation, NYSERDA has been advancing energy solutions and working to protect the environment since 1975.