Home Energy Programs for You

EmPower+ - Low to moderate-income households can receive a no cost comprehensive home energy assessment to pinpoint where energy and dollars are being wasted and receive a customized plan to lower energy usage. No-cost direct install improvements identified during the assessment can be installed by participating program contractors.

  • Low-income, single-family households are eligible for FREE no-cost energy efficiency improvements up to $10,000 per project with no out-of-pocket expense for the qualified homeowner.
  • 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.

PSEG Home Performance Energy Assessments - A free energy efficiency comprehensive home assessment is the first step towards improving a home's efficiency and reducing energy bills. A contractor accredited by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) will test your home for air leakage. They will look for opportunities to improve your home's insulation, heating and cooling system, windows, appliances, and lighting, and then explain what improvements can be made. Qualifying income eligible homeowners may take advantage of enhanced rebates (up to $6,250) from PSEG Long Island to help reduce the cost of your energy efficiency weatherization upgrade. Market rate homeowners can still access up to $1,000 in home energy weatherization rebates. These PSEG rebates are non-exclusionary and can be bundled with additional state and federal resources when those funds are available.

PSEG Residential Energy Affordability Partnership Program (REAP) - A free PSEG Long Island program designed to help PSEG customers save energy and lower their energy bills. Eligible participants receive a $50 bill credit after completion of a REAP Home Energy Survey. Participation includes a Home Energy Survey by a REAP technician and potentially FREE installation of energy saving measures possibly including: air conditioners, air purifiers, dehumidifiers, water heat pipe insulation, smart thermostats, and refrigerators. Both renters and homeowners may participate in REAP. You are eligible, if you have not had a REAP visit within the last five years and you meet the 2024 income guidelines (80% of State Median Income).

National Grid Home Energy Affordability Team (HEAT) - The Home Energy Affordability Team (HEAT) is National Grid’s income-eligible energy efficiency program. HEAT provides no-cost Home Energy Assessments (both virtually or on-site), Health and Safety Checks, and no-cost energy savings products which may include: Programmable or Nest smart thermostats, Low-flow faucet aerators and showerheads, attic insulation, weather stripping, duct sealing, and air sealing of leaks. Natural gas heating and water heating equipment may sometimes be repaired or replaced at no cost to the customer .

National Grid ConnectedSolutions - The ConnectedSolutions program works with your thermostat to reduce natural gas use during periods of high energy demand in your community, while ensuring your safety and comfort. Enroll to earn a $25 instant incentive, and an additional $25 annual incentive* for every thermostat connected to a natural gas boiler or furnace.

CDCLI Weatherization Assistance Program (WAP)Administered locally, WAP assists families and individuals by reducing their heating/cooling costs and improving the safety of their homes through energy efficiency measures. An applicant might be automatically eligible for WAP funding if they already qualify for and receive SNAP, SSI, HEAP, etc.


August Ruckdeschel
Clean Energy Coordinator
631-727-7850 x350

Last updated July 2, 2024