Programs (Not based on income)
Home Energy Audits:
Provides qualified residents with a no cost, top-to-bottom home energy assessment that will identify the root causes of any drafts, inconsistent temperatures, heating and cooling system failures, and where a home may be wasting energy. NYSERDA offers several energy assessment programs that make it easy and affordable for owners of one-to-four family homes to take control of their energy bills and live more comfortably
Heat Pump Program (NYS Clean Heat):
Provides guidance and incentives to homeowners, businesses, and contractors toward the installation of clean heating and cooling equipment, including cold-climate air source heat pumps (ASHP), ground source heat pumps (GSHP), and heat pump water heaters (HPWH).
Maximum Rewards from Utility Companies:
|Ground Source Heat Pumps||$7000||$7000|
|Heat Pump Water Heaters||$700||$700|
|Partial Home Air Source Heat Pumps||$400||$400|
|Whole Home Air Source Heat Pumps||$3000||$2500|
Clean Heat NY: To find a participating contractor: https://cleanheat.ny.gov/find-available-rebates/?
|Combination Boiler/hot water heater||$650|
|Energy Recovery Ventilators||$400|
|Natural Gas Dryer||$ 77|
|Pool Pump||$ 50|
|Various in store rebates on faucets, pipe instilation, et|
|Boiler Tune-up||$ 75||$ 75|
|Furnace Tune-up||$ 75||$ 75|
Save on Gas and Electric by avoiding usage during peak hours:
NYSEG Smart Savings Reward: . https://www.nysegsmartsolutions.com/programs/content_smart_savings.html-
National Grid Customers: ConnectedSolutions Electric: https://www.nationalgridus.com/Upstate-NY-Home/ConnectedSolutions/ConnectedSolutions-Electric
ConnectedSoltions Gas: https://www.nationalgridus.com/Upstate-NY-Home/ConnectedSolutions/ConnectedSolutions-Gas
NY Clean Heating Fuel tax credit:
BIOMAS: $0.01/gallon for each percent of biodiesel, max $.20/gal. Must be used for residential space heating or hot water production within New York State; after 1/1/2017, biofuels must contain at least 6% biodiesel per gallon to be eligible
Light Incentive Program – Purchase energy efficient lights at participating dealers and get immediate rebates.
Comfort Home Program: Seal and Insulate packages: $1000-$4000
Comfort Home Load-Reduction Packages
The home must meet conditions of the entire package to be eligible for the incentive. Not income based. If income eligible much more money is available.
|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*|
|Solar Tax Credit:||(income based) 25% (to $5000||(not i.b.) 30%|
|Solar Contractors: https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/NY-Sun/Solar-for-Your-Home/How-to-Go-Solar/Find-a-contractor/Residential-Installers|
|Drive Clean Rebate:||up to $2000||up to $7500|
Income Eligible Programs
EmPower New York Program:
EmPower New York provides no-cost energy efficiency solutions to income-eligible New Yorkers ( income < $62989 for a family of 4). Whether you own your home or rent, we will connect you with a participating contractor to assess if your home would benefit from free energy upgrades such as:
- Home energy assessment to identify areas of possible energy improvements
- Tips on how to save energy
- Installation of high-efficiency lighting
- Attic and wall insulation
- Installation of clean heating and cooling heat pumps
- Replacement of old, inefficient refrigerators and freezers
- Water-saving showerheads
- A monthly electric bill credit of between $5-$15 from community solar.
Assisted Home Performance Program:
This program is for eligible households (income <$87,770) :Up to $5000/project
Residential Financing Programs:
Provides a variety of loan options to help residents finance energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements at their homes through NYSERDA’s programs. These loans provide lower interest rates to lower-income residents and those who may not qualify for traditional financing.