Is your home energy efficient?
About half of our energy use takes place in our homes, mostly for heating in the winter and cooling in the summer. Almost every one of our homes can be made more energy efficient. A few simple upgrades can save 30 percent on our energy bills. Perhaps, more importantly, putting in proper insulation and leak sealing can reduce drafts and make our homes more comfortable.
New York’s NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority) has programs for free or low-cost home energy assessments, rebates for upgrades, and low-interest loans, to help homeowners reduce their energy costs.
I recently had a free home energy assessment done. I followed up with putting new insulation in the attic, insulation around the foundations, and leak sealing. The predicted payback is less than 10 years. However, my home did feel warmer and less drafty immediately.
The Yorktown Energy Advisory Committee and GreenYorktown will host a presentation by Elyssa Rothe, Westchester Coordinator for NYSERDA's Energy $mart Communities Program, Monday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. in Yorktown Town Hall.
You are invited to learn how you can get a free or low-cost home energy assessment and incentives for home energy upgrades. You can make your home more comfortable and save money on heating. Everyone who attends will receive a free CFL bulb.
For more information, contact Paul Moskowitz, 914-962-4569, and firstname.lastname@example.org