EmPower+ is a comprehensive energy efficiency program backed by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). Let us help you take the first step toward a greener, more sustainable future!

Unlock the secret to significantly lowering your energy bills with the EmPower+ program, putting money back where it belongs – in your pocket.

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What is EmPower+? 

EmPower+ (formerly known as "Empower New York") provides no-cost energy efficiency solutions to income-eligible New Yorkers. Your neighbors are saving energy and saving money with EmPower+ — without spending a dime. The program aims to reduce energy usage, lower utility bills, and create a more comfortable living environment while contributing to the state's overall sustainability goals.

How EmPower+ Can Lower Your Energy Costs

Whether you own your home or rent, a participating contractor will be assigned to you to assess if your home would benefit from free energy upgrades such as:

  • Installation of high-efficiency lighting
  • Attic Installation
  • Wall Insulation
  • Installation of clean heating and cooling heat pumps
  • Replacement of old, inefficient refrigerators and freezers
  • Home energy assessment to identify areas of possible energy improvements
  • Tips on how to save energy
  • Water-saving showerheads
  • A monthly electric bill credit of between $5-$15 from community solar.

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With EmPower+, Making Your Home More Comfortable and Energy Efficient May Be More Affordable Than You Thought
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With EmPower+, you may be able to get free insulation or other free or reduced-cost home energy improvements. 

For more information, call Zerodraft at (315) 455-9376.

Why Choose EmPower+?

Significant Energy Savings: By participating in EmPower+, you can expect substantial reductions in your energy consumption, leading to lower utility bills month after month.

No-Cost Energy Efficiency Upgrades: Qualified EmPower+ participants receive a range of energy-saving measures, including insulation, air sealing, energy-efficient lighting, and more, all at no cost.

Environmental Benefits: By conserving energy, you'll be making a positive impact on the environment, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and your carbon footprint.

Enhanced Home Comfort: Enjoy a more comfortable living space year-round, with improved temperature regulation and fewer drafts.

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EmPower+ Eligibility Guidelines

Homeowners and renters must meet income requirements to qualify for EmPower+. You may be eligible if you can answer “yes” to these statements:

  • I live in a home or building with 100 units or fewer.
  • My household income is below 60 percent of the state median income (same eligibility as regular HEAP benefits; see the chart below to see if your income fits EmPower+ Guidelines) OR I participate in a utility payment assistance program.
  • I am an electricity customer of National Grid, NYSEG, and pay SBC OR heat with oil, propane, or kerosene.
  • I am responsible for paying utility bills. 

EmPower+ Income Eligibility Guidelines 2023-2024

Household Size Maximum Gross Monthly Income Maximum Gross Annual Income
1 $3,035 $36,420
2 $3,970 $47,640
3 $4,904 $58,848
4 $5,838 $70,056
5 $6,772 $81,264
6 $7,706 $92,472
7 $7,881 $94,572
8 $8,056 $96,672
9 $8,231 $98,772
10 $8,407 $100,884

The current income guidelines for EmPower+ are set at 60% of the state median income.

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How Does NYSERDA EmPower+ Work?

  1. Eligibility Assessment: Our expert team at Zerodraft will assess your eligibility for the EmPower+ program, ensuring you meet the income requirements and other criteria.
  2. Home Energy Audit: Once approved, we'll conduct a comprehensive energy audit of your home, identifying areas that need improvement to maximize energy efficiency.
  3. Tailored Solutions: Based on the audit results, we'll create an energy efficiency plan for your home, outlining the recommended upgrades.
  4. Professional Installation: Our certified technicians will handle the installation of all energy-saving measures, ensuring they are correctly fitted and optimized for maximum efficiency.
  5. Quality Assurance: We take pride in our work and ensure that all installations meet the highest standards of quality and performance.

For more information, call Zerodraft at (315) 455-9376

Zerodraft: Your Partner in Sustainability

Our partnership with NYSERDA EmPower+ allows us to provide you with the expertise and services you need to transform your home into an energy-efficient haven. By taking advantage of this program, you're not only improving your living conditions but also playing a role in the larger effort to reduce energy consumption and promote environmental sustainability.

Get Started with EmPower+ Today!

Take the first step towards a more energy-efficient and cost-effective home. Contact Zerodraft near Syracuse, NY, to see if you qualify for the EmPower+ program. Our team is ready to assist you in the application process and guide you through the journey to a greener future.

Don't miss this opportunity to make a positive impact on the environment while improving your home's comfort and lowering your energy bills. Empower+ with Zerodraft and NYSERDA today!

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Contact Zerodraft at (315) 455-9376 to learn more and to schedule your free home energy evaluation.