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If you own your home, you may be eligible for incentives or low-interest financing to make energy efficiency improvements more affordable. The cost of improvements may even be paid for through energy savings! Energy Management Solutions is a participating Building Performance Institute (BPI) Accredited Home Performance contractor In the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program.
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Energy Management Solutions for your home:
Perform of an assessment of your home. We test your combustible appliance zone (CAZ) and the health, safety and efficiency of your general house appliances. Blower tests show us exactly where heat is escaping your home and worst case fire decompression scenarios. We check for gas and CO2 leaks. We assess what type of insulation and sealant you currently have. We ask you detailed questions about your personal comfort in each zone of your home.
EMS makes recommendations for energy improvements. The more efficient your home is the less you pay in energy bills and the more comfortable you are. Could you use joist sealant? Would replacing incandescent bulbs with CFLs provide you the light you desire at a lower cost? In most cases basic finishing touches on weatherization can save home owners more than 40% annually. All our tests are scientific and accurate and we are BPI certified.
No matter if you decide to simply fix a few inefficiency's using conservation methods (insulation, windows, sealant, CFLs) or decide to take yourself off the power grid completely using generation methods (solar, geo-thermal) EMS can give you clear and complete estimates including what government grants and tax incentives are available to you. We are a team of engineers, architects, master electricians and everything else you need to take you from estimate to finished job.
What to Expect from Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®
How the Program Works
EMS is a New York State Energy Research and Development Authority's (NYSERDA) Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program independent home improvement contractor that is accredited by the Building Performance Institute (BPI). BPI is a national resource for building science technology that sets standards for assessing and improving the energy performance, as well as the health and safety of homes. EMS Home Performance Auditors are trained in taking a ‘whole-house’ approach when testing your home and identifying energy efficiency improvements. From the initial visit to your home, to installation of energy efficiency work through to project completion, EMS will inform you with what you can expect, your participation as a client, and how to get additional information regarding energy conservation like Solar and wind.
You may be eligible for federal or state tax incentives by installing energy efficient equipment and measures. EMS is a participating Building Performance Institute Accredited Home Performance Contractor, which qualifies our clients for financing through any of the options listed below. Homeowners can choose from the following options to pay for the cost of work.
Financing options cannot be combined with the Homeowner Financing Incentive.
ENERGY STAR Financing Low-interest ENERGY STAR Financing is offered through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. Your contractor can supply you with the current interest rate. The following conditions apply:
- This is an unsecured loan, not a second mortgage or equity loan.
- The limit on the loan is $15,000 or $20,000, depending on your credit score.
- You can select a term of 3, 5, 7 or 10 years.
- Financing is available to owner-occupied 1- or 2-family homes.
Payment is made directly to the contractor after a signed Certificate of Completion is received by the program on a work scope. The work scope must also have been reviewed and approved by the program implementer.
New York Energy $martSM Loan Fund
Energy $mart Loans are offered through a number of participating New York State Financial Institutions. Locate a participating lender in your area using our locator map. The following conditions apply:
- Loans may be unsecured for up to $20,000 ($30,000 for Con Edison service customers).
- Your interest rate is bought down by up to 4% (up to 6.5% for Con Edison service customers) for up to 10 years.
- Procedures and conditions may vary by participating lender, and by loan.
Eligible Improvements for 1-4 Family Homes are:
- Eligible Measures and Accessories that have been determined by NYSERDA to meet the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program guidelines. For more information, please contact a Home Performance Contractor in your area listed here.
- The purchase of ENERGY STAR Appliances.
- The purchase and installation of grid-connected wind turbine systems by a NYSERDA- eligible installer. For more information, please contact NYSERDA’s toll free hotline: 1 (877) NY SMART or 1 (877) 697-6278
Homeowner Financing Incentive
If you choose not to use either ENERGY STAR Financing or the New York Energy $martSM Loan Fund, you may be eligible to receive 10% of the cost of eligible energy efficiency improvements, up to a maximum incentive of $3,000, directly from the program. Payment is authorized after you sign the Certificate of Completion and the program implementer reviews the project. Assisted Home Performance with ENERGY STAR provides an additional subsidy to assist income-qualified customers to pay for cost-effective energy efficiency improvements. The subsidy may be combined with other financing options offered on this page or other low-income programs with the written approval of the program implementer. However, customers that receive a subsidy are not eligible to receive the 10% Homeowner Financing Incentive.
New York State homeowners are eligible for the program as long as electric utility service is provided by one of the following participating utilities: Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation, Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc., New York State Electric and Gas Corporation, National Grid and Orange and Rockland Utilities, Inc.
Get involved today! Contact us to inquire about your Home Performance audit.