Improve Your Home’s Comfort with Seal and Insulate Packages
Do you want your family to be more comfortable in your home, lower your energy bills, and get on the path to a clean energy future? Save money and improve your home’s comfort year-round with “seal and insulate” packages. NYSERDA’s Comfort Home program makes it easy to make smart investments for a more efficient home now and more affordable clean heating options in the future.
As part of a pilot program, seal and insulate packages are available at reduced cost in limited markets across New York State. These packages are offered by trained and qualified Comfort Home contractors who can help you solve common problems like drafty areas in your home, rooms that are difficult to keep cool in summer, and reduce the occurrence of ice dams in winter. Incentives from $1,000 to $4,000 may be available (more details below) for installation of seal and insulate packages, depending on the type of improvements being made.
How it Works
It all starts with a no-fee consultation with a trained and qualified contractor who will help you select the improvement package that is right for you, including available rebates and financing. Comfort Home packages may include:
- Sealing air leaks
- Insulation upgrades for ceilings, floors, and walls
- High performance windows
In addition, your Comfort Home contractor will provide you with information about clean heating and cooling heat pump equipment options for your home. If you decide to install a heat pump for heating and cooling, additional rebates are available.
Comfort Home Load-Reduction Packages
The home must meet conditions of the lower level package to be eligible for higher level packages.
|Seal and Insulate Attic and Rim Joist||Seal and Insulate Attic and Rim Joist and Insulate Walls and Floors||Seal and Insulate Attic and Rim Joist, Insulate Walls and Floors, and Retrofit Windows to ENERGY STAR|
|Incentive: $1,000*||Incentive: $2,500*||Incentive: $4,000*|
*Additional incentives may be available for heat pump installation if done within 12 months of completing the work to install your Comfort Home Load-Reduction Package
Steps to make your home a Comfort Home:
- Complete a short survey about your home and energy goals
- Consult with a participating contractor to select the package that is right for you
- Have the participating contractor seal and insulate your home, using available rebates and financing to help cover the costs
- Receive a custom heat pump plan for your home at no cost to you, from your Comfort Home contractor
Save Today and Save Tomorrow
If you are considering updating your home’s heating or cooling system, it is a good idea to seal and insulate first, before investing in new equipment. Taking these measures first can offset the cost of new heating and cooling systems by making it possible to heat and cool your home with smaller, less expensive equipment. Less expensive to purchase and less expensive to operate means you save money now and in the future. Your Comfort Home contractor may also provide an estimate for a new heat pump system or help you find a qualified heat pump installer and available rebates and financing.
If you are not ready to upgrade your equipment right away, sealing and insulating is a good investment for the future that starts paying dividends in smaller energy bills from day one.