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Convert to Natural Gas at No Cost. Get Started Right Here.


Right now, you can convert to natural gas at no cost—it is a fraction of the price of other heating fuels, it’s much cleaner, and a direct line into your home means no tanks and no refilling.

National Fuel and NYSERDA’s EmPower New York program are working together to offer qualified residents a free natural gas conversion. That’s a value of up to $6,000 per household. We know every little bit counts. And that’s why we’re doing everything we can to help you stretch your dollar as far as possible and lower your energy costs.

We are expanding the availability of a more affordable, cleaner, and smarter fuel source. When you convert to natural gas heating, you get a less expensive way to heat your home, and New York improves its environment.

Natural gas is 3 to 6 times cheaper than electricity, propane, or oil. Natural gas is $5 per British thermal unit, while electricity is $30.26, propane is $22.81, and oil is $18.62.
*Heating energy is measured in British Thermal Units, or Btu

Four Steps to Qualify: 

  1. Own your home
  2. Live in National Fuel’s Western New York service territory [PDF]
  3. Currently use any fuel other than natural gas to heat your home
  4. Qualify as income-eligible

How It Works:

  1. Click the link below and fill out the application, then submit to NYSERDA
  2. NYSERDA will verify eligibility—both geographic and income
  3. Once eligibility is verified, NYSERDA will assign a Building Performance Institute accredited contractor to visit your home during a convenient time for you—if you are already working with EmPower New York, NYSERDA may assign the same contractor
  4. The contractor will identify elements needed for the gas conversion and submit paperwork to the program

Once conversion is approved, the contractor will schedule a convenient time for you to install the new natural gas space heating system, water heating system, and gas lines (if needed).

Apply Now [PDF]

Need more info?

Call 877-NY-SMART (877-697-6278) and choose Option 1.

Ready to submit an application?

Email it to: applications.residential@nyserda.ny.gov
Or mail to: EmPower New York, 2 Wall Street, Albany, New York 12205