what is it and how does it work?

Improving the energy efficiency of your home is a smart investment. HeatSmart helps homeowners reduce energy waste and lower their energy bills through NYSERDA’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®. This program provides a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and home comfort while saving money. Typical improvements include adding insulation in the attic, walls, and basement, and air sealing the home envelope. 

Energy efficiency goes hand in hand with heat pumps and together these home improvements will save you some real money. 

how do i know if i am losing energy?

What can I expect from a home energy assessment? 

Depending on the size and complexity of your home, the assessment will take about three hours to complete. During the assessment, the contractor completes a visual inspection of the living space, attic, basement (or crawl spaces), and performs a number of tests using special diagnostic equipment. This equipment includes a blower door, which helps the contractor measure how much, and where, air is leaking from your home. Just as importantly, your contractor will perform essential health and safety tests to determine whether the major combustion appliances (furnace, boiler, hot water tank and stove) in your home are operating safely, as well as check for mold and the conditions which contribute to its growth. After the assessment, you will receive a report which will provide you valuable information regarding the existing condition of your home, and identify areas where energy efficiency, comfort and safety improvements can be made.

Schedule your free or reduced cost assessment today!

After your home energy assessment is complete your contractor will provide a detailed report about your home energy usage. This report will include recommendations for energy upgrade measures and a financial analysis of your energy savings potential. Our energy coach is available to go over these recommendations which can help you move forward with your home improvements.

You can apply for a free or reduced cost assessment over the phone at 914-302-7300 ext. 1 or you can fill out the application online by clicking here. From scheduling your assessment with a contractor, to going over the report with our energy coach and moving forward on your home improvements, we can make sure you are assisted every step of the way. 

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