Rebates & Incentives
It can be difficult to sort through the many incentive programs available in New York (there’s a lot of them!), determine if you’re eligible, and find out how much you qualify for. Luckily, Wise Home Energy is proud to partner with a number of organizations and programs that offer rebates and incentives to make the services we provide more affordable.
From heat pump rebates and tax credits to income-eligible grant programs, Wise will help you save thousands of dollars on your next home upgrade. We’re familiar with the requirements for incentives in the Greater Rochester area and will help make sure you qualify for as many of them as possible. Learn more about available incentive programs below or contact us to get a customized incentive package that fits your project and budget.
Inflation Reduction Act Incentives
The Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was a groundbreaking investment by the federal government that aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in New York and throughout the country. There are several programs within the IRA that incentivize energy-efficient home upgrades, like tax credits and rebates. More details on the IRA federal tax credits and rebates can be found on our Inflation Reduction Act page.
IRA Tax Credits
Homeowners can reduce their federal tax liability by 30% of the cost of qualified home improvements, like heat pump installation (up to $2,000), insulation and air sealing (up to $1,200), and more.
The Inflation Reduction Act will introduce new rebate programs to New York homeowners. These incentives aren’t available yet, but the Wise Home Energy team is keeping a close eye out for any announcements. We will provide details on the IRA rebates as soon as we find out more.
NYS Clean Heat Program
The NYS Clean Heat Program provides rebates and financing programs to National Grid, RG&E, and NYSEG customers for upgrading to a cold climate air source heat pump system. The heat pump rebate amount is determined by the location of your home and utility company, but homeowners can easily find out through their website.
Heat pumps offer a heating and cooling technology that will help lower your energy costs and reduce your greenhouse gas emissions. Clean Heat heat pump rebates are available for single systems or whole house solutions for year-round new or existing homes.
NYSERDA Comfort Home Program
The NYSERDA Comfort Home Program offers homeowners incentives for air sealing and insulation services to make your home more comfortable and lower your year-round energy bills. Air sealing and insulation rebates range from $1,000 to $4,000 depending on the extent of your insulation project, which can include:
- Attic insulation
- Rim joist insulation
- Air sealing
- Wall & floor insulation
- ENERGY STAR window upgrades
To get started with the NYSERDA Comfort Home Program, our team will provide a no-fee consultation to help you determine what air sealing and insulation upgrades your home needs.
NYSERDA Assisted Home Performance With ENERGY STAR
The Assisted Home Performance Program offers eligible homeowners in certain areas of New York a discount covering up to 50% of the cost of energy efficiency services, like insulation, up to $5,000. The NYSERDA Assisted Home Performance Program also offers low-interest loans for the remaining costs.
Local Utility Rebates
In addition to the Clean Heat rebates, several utility companies throughout Monroe, Genesee, and surrounding counties offer rebates for improving your home’s energy efficiency. Wise Home Energy is a participating contractor in each of these rebate programs, which allow you to save now on your upgrades and save in the future with a high-performance home.
National Grid Rebates
National Grid offers rebates to all of their customers, regardless of their income level, for upgrading their home’s equipment. Customers can receive rebates on several home efficiency upgrades, like high efficiency furnaces and boilers, along with heat pumps and heat pump water heaters. Rebate amounts vary by equipment and home type and homeowners can work with a qualified contractor, like Wise Home Energy, to find out exactly how much you can save.
RG&E and NYSEG Rebates
- $250 on boilers with an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) rating of at least 94
- $150 on furnaces with an AFUE rating of at least 96
- $75 for wi-fi thermostat installation
- $75 on a furnace or boiler tune up
Wise Home Energy can give you an itemized receipt for our services, which is required for the NYSEG and RG&E rebate program application, to ensure the process goes as smoothly as possible.
The EmPower+ program makes it easier for low and moderate income households to save on their energy bills with no-cost or discounted weatherization services. As a participating contractor, Wise Home Energy can help you qualify for incentives which include:
- No-cost energy efficiency services up to $10,000 for low income, single-family households
- Discounts of up to 50% of qualified work, with a cap at $5,000, for moderate income, single-family households
The Housing Council at PathStone Home Improvement Grants
Income-eligible programs for home repairs and energy improvements are available to homeowners in the Greater Rochester area through the Housing Council at PathStone. Lead remediation grants, insulation improvements, health and safety repairs, roof replacements, and a variety of other improvements are potentially available. Programs and grants are subject to change and fundability varies. Please check each resource and individual provider for the most up-to-date information.
Utility Bill Payment Assistance Programs
There are several resources available to homeowners in the Greater Rochester area who are struggling to pay their energy bills.
Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is a federal grant program that assists income eligible households in paying for energy costs, repairs, and weatherization.
Project SHARE Heating Fund
The Project SHARE Heating Fund is designed to help our income-eligible customers with active disconnect notices in NYSEG and PG&E service areas. This service is also available for active duty military personnel.
Maximize your savings with Wise Home Energy. Call 585-270-5836 or contact us to get started today.
Sometimes you can combine multiple incentives to reduce your project cost!