Home Performance with Energy Star
Money-Saving Energy Star Program for Our HVAC Customers in Buffalo & Suburbs
If you’re looking to make your home more energy-efficient, and as a result save money on your monthly utility bills, reach out to the team at Central Heating & Cooling Inc. You may qualify for up to 50% off home improvements after your home performance test.
We are proud to be a Home Performance with Energy Star Participating Contractor, which means that our specially trained professionals use state-of-the-art diagnostic equipment and comprehensive analysis to make your home more comfortable and energy efficient. We are fully insured and subject to quality reviews by NYSERDA for your peace of mind.
Curious to learn more about the Assisted Home Performance program and if you qualify? Check out some of the frequently asked questions below:
What is Assisted Home Performance?
Where does the money come from?
What are the income limits for the Assisted Home Performance program?
What qualifies as home improvements?
There are a variety of services that qualify for this program:
- Checking and sealing duct work
- Repairing heating systems
- Upgrading hot water heating systems
- Using ENERGY STAR appliances and lighting
In order to meet the requirements to quality for the Assisted Home Performance program, your home improvement must pay for itself in 10 years through the utility savings. This will be determined through an audit process and prevents contractors for overcharging for their services. It also protects the utility company against customers who want home improvements that won’t necessarily save them any money.
How do I apply for the Assisted Home Performance Program?
In order to apply, just stop by our office to pick up a form. Our technicians often carry these forms with them in their trucks, so feel free to ask them as well. When filling it out, you will need to prove your household income. You can also use the link below to apply:
When will I know if I’m approved?
The general timeline varies for each customer. It generally takes about 2-6 weeks to find out if you’re approved, but this can vary depending on how busy EFS is and how much information you provide.
After I find out I’m approved, what is the next step?
The first step will be to perform a whole-house audit. If your income is improved and you provide a 12-month history of your electric and fuel bills, you may be able to receive a free Green Jobs NY audit. Our Buffalo heating and AC team will test your systems and appliances and then check for leaks and any other safety issues with all your gas-burning appliances.
To learn more about this program and to apply, reach out to our team today at 716-321-2271.