Updated 05/04/2012 06:47 PM
Opportunity to energy efficiently retrofit your home
Nine homeowners could receive an energy efficient retrofit for their homes thanks to a grant awarded to the company GreenHomes America. YNN's Erin Clarke tells about the opportunity and what it could mean for homeowners long term.
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CENTRAL NEW YORK -- It's an opportunity most homeowners wouldn't pass up. Updates being made to windows, insulation, heating and cooling systems.
"Homeowners are going to ese a drastic reduction in their power bill and that will be anywhere from 50 to 75 percent," GreenHomes America CNY Branch Manager, John Scipione.
The costs for such energy efficient upgrades can be upwards of $50 thousand , but with grant money received from NYSERDA, nine homeowners in the area will get up to 80 percent of that cost covered.
"We're going to be selecting homes that fit the criteria. Criteria meaning we're looking for colonial homes, ranch homes, split level homes,"said Scipione.
A certified building analyst will com out to your home, do a two hour test, but even if your home doesn't qualify for the retrofit, GreenHomes America will make you aware of any other programs offered throughout the state. The homes picked will be completed by the end of the year.
To apply for this opportunity, homeowners should call GreenHomes America at (315) 474-6549. All Applications must be received by May 31st.