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6 Easy Steps to Upgrading Your Home

1

Apply for a reduced or no-cost energy assessment

A home energy assessment identifies where your house is losing energy and makes recommendations for cost-effective improvements. Most households qualify for a no-cost assessment!

Learn how to apply

 
2

Select a Contractor

You must use a participating Building Performance Institute (BPI) accredited contractor.

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3

Get assessment

During the assessment a Building Performance Institute (BPI) accredited energy efficiency contractor evaluates insulation levels and determines the efficiency of heating systems, household appliances and lighting.

 
4

Choose Your Improvements

Work with your contractor to select cost effective energy upgrades that match your budget or goals.

 
5

Get rebates and low-interest financing to pay for upgrades

Everyone qualifies for grants or low-interest loan programs to make energy improvements more affordable. Use our interactive financing guide to learn which programs you might qualify for.

Find Programs

 
6

Get the work done

Get your work approved by NYSERDA, sign a contract with your contractor and schedule the work. Once the work is complete you sign the Certification of Completion and your final payment is due.

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7

Enjoy all the benefits of a more comfortable energy efficient home!