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Eligible Families in New York Can Save Up to ,000 on Energy-Efficient Upgrades with Home Energy Rebates

May 31, 2024 | by The Jeuns

New York Launches Home Energy Efficiency Program to Help Low and Middle-Income Families Save Thousands

New York has introduced the Home Energy Rebates program to provide support for low- and middle-income families looking to make energy-efficiency improvements in their homes. This groundbreaking initiative aims to reduce energy costs and boost home energy efficiency, with up to ,000 in savings available for eligible households.

The program, part of a larger national effort, has received .8 billion in federal financing to assist states, territories, and Tribes in implementing energy-efficient measures such as heat pumps, electrical panels, and insulation. These improvements are not only expected to save customers up to billion in energy expenses annually but also support approximately 50,000 jobs in industries like manufacturing, home construction, and energy savings across the United States.

Under the Inflation Reduction Act, signed into law by the Biden administration, the Home Energy Rebates program was established to help households make energy-saving upgrades more affordable. The program aims to make a significant impact on reducing energy consumption and lowering utility bills for eligible families.

New York’s Home Electrification and Appliance Rebates (HEAR) program, a part of the broader Home Energy Rebates initiative, will kick off with an initial budget of 8 million. The program will focus on single-family homes and small multi-unit buildings initially, with plans to expand to larger structures in subsequent phases.

Residents in New York can expect support for a range of energy-efficient improvements, including electric upgrades, air sealing, insulation, ventilation, heat pumps, and heat pump water heaters. Qualified households may be eligible for reimbursements of up to ,000 per home to help cover the costs of these upgrades.

To further enhance the Home Efficiency Rebates program, New York is utilizing an additional 9 million from the Inflation Reduction Act. Homeowners who implement energy-saving measures that reduce energy consumption by at least 20% may be eligible for additional rebates of up to ,000 to further improve the energy efficiency of their homes.

The introduction of this program aligns with a broader push towards sustainability and energy efficiency, aiming to create a greener and more environmentally friendly future for New York residents.

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