Through the end of the year, NYSERDA is offering increased incentives for income-eligible households to insulate homes, seal air leaks, and replace inefficient equipment:
> Up to $10,000 for households with gross incomes under 60% of the state median income ($57,564 for a household of 4)
> Up to $5,000 in a matching grant for households under 120% of the county’s median income ($115,128 for a household of 4)
There are also generous rebates and grants for installing high-efficiency heat pumps that provide heating and cooling, and which can replace furnaces and boilers that burn fossil fuels, as well as affordable options for going solar.
Contact Get Your GreenBack Tompkins for more information – they provide free energy advising to residents and organizations in Tompkins County. In another county? They can connect you to energy advisers in your own county too!
HeatSmart Tompkins is also a great resource – they have frequent workshops to make understanding and applying for incentives easy peasy!