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Energy Reduction Program


It starts with a no cost home energy assessment! The assessment, also referred to as an energy audit, provides you with a top-to-bottom look at where your home is wasting energy. You will learn the root cause of any drafts, inconsistent temperatures, heating and cooling system failures, or other problems you may be experiencing.

What is an Energy Reduction Program?

  • Home Energy Assessment
  • Subsidized costs through NYSERDA
  • Work completed by Finger Lakes Comfort

How does it work?

  • Step 1

    Complete and submit the pre-qualification form below.

  • Step 2

    Once approved, we will reach out and schedule your free home energy assessment.

  • Step 3

    We will perform the home energy assessment which identifies opportunities for energy efficiency improvements in your home.

  • Step 4

    After carefully analyzing your homes needs, we will meet with you to review the report and go over ways for your household to save energy. We will also discuss the available incentives, financing options and other program details.

  • Step 5

    After approving the scope of work, we will get you scheduled and your energy improvements completed.

  • Step 6

    Enjoy your more comfortable home and lower energy bills!

Have you been on your county's WEATHERIZATIOn PROGRAM WAITLIST?

The Energy Reduction Program can get your repairs done sooner! If you have SNAP or HEAP - you AUTOMATICALLY qualify!

Available Incentives

Households can receive financial discounts on the cost of energy efficiency improvements.
Eligible households can receive incentives toward the following prioritized core energy efficiency improvements including:
  • Attic, wall, and rim joist insulation
  • Air-sealing to reduce drafts
  • Health & safety items
  • Mobile-home underbelly insulation
For homes that have had air sealing and insulation completed, contractors can make recommendations to upgrade other equipment including:
  • Cold climate air source heat pump
  • Heat pump hot water tank
  • Replacement of low-efficiency natural gas heating systems (Household should be evaluated for heat pumps first)

Low-income, single-family households are eligible for no-cost energy efficiency improvements capped at $10,000 per project.

Moderate-income single-family households are eligible for a discount of up to 50% of the cost of eligible work capped at $5,000 per project.

Customers can apply for low-interest financing through NYSERDA's Residential Financing offers.

Apply for financing here

What should you expect?

During the initial visit, we will evaluate your electricity use and costs and may provide some minor improvements (such as filters, weather stripping, door sweeps, etc.) at no cost to you. Depending on your energy use, we will also evaluate the need for additional measures to reduce your heating costs.

Examples include:
  • Evaluate your heating system and identify opportunities for clean heat alternatives.
  • Assess the insulation levels in the home
  • Measure the air leakage in the home, using a blower door test.
  • Check for gas leaks The home energy assessment lasts 2-3 hours and identifies areas where energy efficiency, comfort and safety upgrades can be made.

Finger Lakes Comfort takes a "whole house" approach:

We will look at how your house is heated, how well it keeps the heat in, how electricity is used, and your daily activity.

ready to apply?

Here is what you will need:
  • Copy of your electric and gas/fuel bills
  • Copy of entire award letter for HEAP, SNAP (Food Stamps), or proof of income (pay-stubs, Social Security, etc.)
  • Measure the air leakage in the home, using a blower door test.