- Save on Home Energy Costs -
Energy cost savings are available with the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program through NYSERDA. This program offers free or reduced-cost comprehensive home energy assessments, also referred to as energy audits, to income-eligible owners of 1- to 4-unit residential buildings.
Dutchess County residents with combined household incomes of less than $175,000 annually are eligible for 100%-free energy audits from NYSERDA because of the Green Jobs - Green New York Act of 2009.
Interested homeowners can apply by providing summaries of the annual electric and heating usage for their buildings (utility bills listing annual usage and/or a 12-24 month summary from an oil, propane, or other heating fuel vendors.)
Participating Building Performance Institute (BPI) Accredited Home Performance Contractors can provide a home assessment to identify energy saving opportunities, looking for repairs and upgrades such as air sealing, insulation, new boilers, etc.
For more information about the Home Performance with ENERGY Star® program, home energy audits, and the NYSERDA application, visit the following links: