EmPower New York

EmPower New York (ENY) provides no-cost energy efficiency solutions to income-eligible residents. Without spending a dime,
you may be able to save! We can assess if your home would benefit from free energy upgrades such as:

  • Air sealing to plug leaks and reduce drafts
  • Insulation to make your home more comfortable all year round
  • Replacement of inefficient refrigerators and freezers
  • New energy-efficient lighting
  • Free health and safety checks of your smoke detectors

Assisted Home Performance

(AHP) with ENERGY STAR provides income-eligible homeowners with an Assisted Subsidy up to 50% of approved energy upgrades (up to $5,000), which can result in substantial savings. In addition, NeighborWorks® Rochester Loan Services can provide low-interest financing to cover the balance of any such project. You may find that the monthly energy savings can offset a large portion of your costs and is well-worth the investment in your home.


Your energy efficient upgrade doesn't have to be expensive to make your home more comfortable. An Energy Saver Loan through NeighborWorks® Rochester Loan Services can finance the purchase of a new furnace, insulation, and hot water heaters.

Fixed interest rate of 3.49%
Unsecured loans up to $8,000
Loan terms up to 5 years

Tax Credits

Homeowners may qualify for tax credits equal to 1O% of the cost (up to a $15O limit) for installing a qualified heating unit. You may also qualify for a tax credit equal to 1O% of the cost (up to a $3OO limit) for installing a high efficiency heat pump or water heater. The first step to energy conservation and cost savings is having a home energy assessment.