Energy Assistance Benefits
The cold weather is approaching and heating costs can get expensive. The New York State Department of Energy Research and Development Authority has some tips on how to save on energy costs, weatherize and find emergency heating assistance near your home. As well, you might qualify for government assistance to help pay for heating and/or utility costs. HEAP and UAP are two programs offered to citizens of New York. You can check here for eligibility and information or call 311 or 800-692-0557.
You can also take a look at these resources on how to save energy and weatherize:
- Green $ense For the Home: Rating the Real Payoff from 50 Green Home Projects Eric Corey Freed and Kevin Daum
- Energy Savers: Tips on Saving Energy & Money at Home: Cool Summer Tips (government document)
- Weatherize Your Home - Caulk and Weather Strip (government document)