Install a programmable thermostat to lower utility bills and manage your heating and cooling systems efficiently.
Air dry dishes instead of using your dishwasher’s drying cycle.
Turn things off when you are not in the room such as lights, TVs, entertainment systems, and your computer and monitor.
Plug home electronics, such as TVs and DVD players, into power strips; turn the power strips off when the equipment is not in use—TVs and DVDs in standby mode still use several watts of power.
Lower the thermostat on your water heater to 120°F.
Take short showers instead of baths and use low-flow showerheads for additional energy savings.
Wash only full loads of dishes and clothes.
Air dry clothes.
Check to see that windows and doors are closed when heating or cooling your home.
Drive sensibly; aggressive driving such as speeding, and rapid acceleration and braking, wastes fuel.
Look for the ENERGY STAR® label on light bulbs, home appliances, electronics, and other products. ENERGY STAR products meet strict efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy.
My Energy Toolkit
Use these calculators to estimate your savings when you “go green” and conserve energy.
Northern Manhattan Weatherization and Energy Efficiency Programs
The Weatherization Assistance Program helps lower energy costs for income-eligible households. Services are determined after an on-site energy audit.
Did You Know…
Taken together, for every $1 invested in a WAP funded program, weatherization returns $2.73 in energy and non-energy related benefits. Weatherization measures reduce national energy demand by the equivalent of 18 million barrels of oil per year.
Services might include but are not limited to:
Stripping and caulking around doors and windows;
Cleaning, testing, repairs or replacement of heating systems;
Replacement or repair of storm windows;
Replacement or repair of broken windows and/or outside doors;
The addition of insulation to walls or ceilings;
Minor repairs, as needed, to ensure maximum efficiency of the weatherization services performed.
Peace of mind that comes with keeping more money in your own pocket, to spend on what matters most to you.
A home that’s warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.
Health and safety checks of carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, and more.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE FOR WEATHERIZATION SERVICES?
Eligibility is based on household income relative to federal low-income guidelines. If a household contains a member who receives Supplemental Security Income (SSI), Public Assistance, Food Stamps, or Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) benefits, the household is considered automatically eligible for weatherization services.
ARE RENTERS ELIGIBLE FOR SERVICE?
Yes, renters qualify if the eligibility guidelines are met.
WHAT TYPE OF HOME IS ELIGIBLE?
An eligible home might be a manufactured home, a single-family home, an apartment or a single room occupied as separate living quarters.
HOW CAN YOU APPLY?
Weatherization Assistance Providers:
Housing Conservation Coordinators, (212) 541-5996
Harlem Community Development Corp., (212) 961-4100
Northern Manhattan Improvement Corp.(N.M.I.C.), (212) 822-8340
Energy Efficiency Assistance Providers:
New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)EmPOWER program
Community League of the Heights – (C.L.O.T.H.)Consolidated Edison Energy Share Program-
Civic Association Serving Harlem – (C.A.S.H.)-NYSERDA EmPOWER Program
(212)864-5850 or (212)234-0110
Asian Americans for Equality- (A.A.F.E.)-NYSERDA Multifamily Performance Program Partner