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Make Your Home More Energy Efficient

Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

Do you own or rent a single-family home? Or a multifamily home with up to four units? Let NYSERDA help you save energy, save money, and make your home more comfortable.

You can start by learning about your home's energy efficiency problems with a free or reduced cost home energy assessment. A home energy assessment through NYSERDA helps you get to the root of common home energy problems such as high energy bills, drafty homes, inconsistent temperatures, or stuffy homes.

NYSERDA can help you save in three ways, depending on your income level and the size of your family. Review the following chart to find out which of these three options is right for you.

  Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® EmPower New York
Apply for this program
if you:

Own a single-family home or multifamily home with up to 4 units.

Own or rent a home and your household income is less than 80% of County median income.

In most counties the median household income for a family of four is $66,912.

Live in a building with 100 or fewer units

- and either - 

(1) Participate in a utility payment assistance program

- or -

(2) Have a household income by family size at or below 60% of the state median income (same eligibility as HEAP benefits).

For example, the maximum household income for a family of four is $50,184.

Incentives for home improvements

Up to 10% cash back

Up to 50% cash back

No cost for improvements

Who does the assessment and improvements? Choose from NYSERDA’s list of contractors who are certified by the Building Performance Institute. NYSERDA will provide a program-approved contractor who is accredited by the Building Performance Institute.
What energy efficient home improvements qualify for cash back? Includes air sealing, insulation, boilers, furnaces, duct sealing, pipe insulation, programmable thermostats, select water heaters, and more.

Air sealing, insulation, heating equipment repair/replacement, replacement of inefficient refrigerators and freezers, new energy-efficient lighting, and free health and safety checks of combustion appliances, and more.

Access low-interest financing for out-of-pocket costs

Yes Yes Not needed – costs are 100% covered

Comprehensive home energy assessment

Free for most New Yorkers

Free

Free

Ready to start?
Apply now for an energy assessment.
Apply Online or
Download Application
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Find additional program information Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (HPwES) Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® (AHPwES) EmPower New York
Still need help?

Call 1-866-NYSERDA or email HPwES@nyserda.ny.gov

Call 1-800-263-0960 or
email AskEmPower@honeywell.com
  Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® EmPower New York
Last Updated: 07/22/2014