Residents & Homeowners

Take control of your energy costs

Discover your home's energy waste

A pie chart showing residential energy use - 43% space heating, 7% space cooling, 16% water heating, 4% refrigeration, %5 lighting 25% other; heating & cooling accounts for half of residential energy bills.

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.

Harness the power of the sun

Tapping into the sun by installing a solar electric system allows you to lower your energy bills by producing your own pollution-free power.
 

Change your light bulb

couple buying CFL

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.

Ready to go net zero?

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.

 

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Solar Electric Program (NY-Sun)

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.

Renewable Heat NY

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.