Tuesday, November 11, 2008

New State Program to Provide Funds to Help New York’s Neediest Heat More Efficiently

New York State officials have announced a new program to deliver $1.9 million to low-income home owners to help them cope with the high cost of home heating oil. According to the New York State Attorney General’s office:

This new program will offset the costs of installing high-efficiency furnaces, steam boilers, and household hot water systems, as well as insulation, weather-stripping, and other weatherization features. These oil efficiency measures are expected to save an average household approximately 224 gallons of heating oil per year. The new program will also pay for cost-effective electricity saving measures, such as lighting and refrigeration replacements, with estimated annual savings to average households of 600 kilowatt hours. Through these measures, the new program could save an average household up to $1,000 annually.

The program is also expected to result in substantial clean air benefits, including decreases in smog, acid rain and global warming pollution emissions that are equivalent to taking over 250 cars off the road each year.

For more information on this program, and ways to make your home more energy efficient, click here or call (877) NY-SMART.