NYSERDA's Single-family Residential Programs
(Geography: Cayuga, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Oswego, Herkimer, Oneida, Columbia, Broome, Chenango, Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, Dutchess, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Sullivan, Ulster, Westchester, Bronx, Kings, Queens, New York, Richmond, Allegany, Cattaraugus, Erie, Niagara, Genesee, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Orleans, Seneca, Wayne, Wyoming, Yates counties)
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.
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.
Learn more at: Comfort Home Program - NYSERDA
Home Energy Audits
(Geography: All counties)
A residential energy audit is a review of a home’s energy performance, including an assessment of both the home’s energy features and the household’s energy consumption patterns. Home energy audits identify how efficiently your home is operating and where your home is wasting energy.
- 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 audit.
- *Electric customers of PSEG Long Island should participate directly through their utility.
- Note sure which program is right for you? Use this tool to identify the best fit.
Home Energy Savings Program
(Geography: Onondaga, Oswego, and Oneida counties)
Coming this Fall, National Grid customers in Onondaga, Oswego, and Oneida counties will be able to participate in the Home Energy Saving Program, allowing customers to work with select, qualified contractors to install energy efficiency and clean energy solutions designed to lower energy usage. Eligible homeowners will work with Portfolio Managers who will serve as their guide to home energy improvements, which can be done at one time or spanned over a couple of years to maximize your energy savings potential. Incentives and financing options will be available.
Pearl Home Certification
(Geography: Monroe, Tompkins, and Richmond Counties)
For a limited time, homeowners in Monroe, Tompkins, and Richmond counties can receive a Pearl Home Certification for your home – at no cost. This nationally recognized certification will give your home a score based on its current energy performance—how well it’s insulated, the effectiveness of the heating and cooling systems, appliance characteristics, and much more. You’ll also receive a Home Investment Plan with detailed recommendations on how to increase the comfort, value and efficiency of your home.
Learn more at: Pearl Home Certification - NYSERDA
Home Energy Score
(Geography: Erie and Queens counties)
For a limited time, homeowners in Erie and Queens counties can receives a Home Energy Score for your home – at no cost. This nationally recognized score is based on your home’s estimated total energy use, building envelope (foundation, roof, walls, insulation, windows) and heating and cooling systems. You will receive a report that includes a Home Energy Score and personalized energy-saving recommendations to help you increase the comfort, value and efficiency of your home. You will also receive a “Score with Improvements” – what your home would score, and how much you could save if you incorporated the recommendations.
Learn more at: Home Energy Score - NYSERDA