Residential Energy Assessment Programs
It’s time to take control of your energy bill and live more comfortably in your home. It all starts with a no cost home energy assessment conducted by participating residential auditors. The assessment, also referred to as an energy audit, provides you with a top-to-bottom look at where your home is wasting energy. You will learn the root cause of any drafts, inconsistent temperatures, heating and cooling system failures, or other problems you may be experiencing.
- Energy Usage. Assessments help you understand how much energy your home is using, and which equipment (such as heating and cooling systems) are using the most.
- Unknown Issues. Assessments can uncover hidden problems (such as leaky air ducts or uninsulated walls) that may be making your home less efficient, making you uncomfortable, and increasing your utility bills.
- Health and Safety. Assessments can uncover potential hazards in your home (such as improper ventilation, which may degrade air quality, or areas with high humidity and cold surfaces that might support mold growth).
- Opportunities. Once an assessment is complete, you will receive a report listing where your home is performing well and a prioritized list of potential improvements to help determine where your home improvement dollars would be best spent.
- Savings and Comfort. Acting on assessment recommendations will not only help you save on your utility bills but also increase the comfort of your home by better moderating the temperature, eliminating drafts, and improving air quality.
- Customized Report. You will receive a customized report documenting your home’s energy performance and what actions you can take to make your home more energy efficient.
NYSERDA offers several programs that make it easy and affordable of owners of one-to-four family homes to make a smart investment in a more energy-efficient home.
It’s easy to lower your energy bills and make your home more comfortable:
- Income-eligible households* can apply to Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR or EmPower New York
- All other owners* can contact a participating contractor [PDF] to schedule their no cost energy assessment.
- Note sure which program is right for you? Use this tool to identify the best fit.
*Electric customers of PSEG Long Island should participate directly through their utility.