A home energy audit is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy efficient.
COI’s BPI certified auditors use a variety of techniques and equipment to determine the energy efficiency of a structure. Our auditors will use equipment such as blower doors, which measure the extent of leaks in the building envelope, and infrared cameras, which reveal hard-to-detect areas of air infiltration and missing insulation.
1. Own the 1- to 4- unit residential building.
2. Have a total household income based on the NYS HEAP guidelines.
3. Have not previously received a free/reduced-cost assessment; and
4. Provide a summary of the annual electric and heating usage for the building (a utility bill that lists annual usage and/or a 12-24 month summary from an oil, propane, or other heating fuel vendor).
COI’s housing rehabilitation specialists can perform the following types of Energy Efficiency Work:
- Insulation (walls, attics, basements)
- Air sealing (leaky holes throughout home)
- Ventilation (bath fans & kitchen range hoods)
- Lighting (new LED bulbs)
- Hot Water Tanks
- Heating Systems
- Windows & doors (upon NYS approval)
Insist on using a BPI Certified Contractor to ensure that work is done right and that you are getting value for your money.
- Insist on using a BPI Certified Contractor to ensure that work is done right & that you are getting value for your money