Energy Assistance

We offer a broad array of programs to help you retain the energy you need for your home

EMPOWER

This program is sponsored by NYSERDA and is available to NYSEG or NIMO customers in single family homes and 1-4 family rental units that meet the income guidelines.

Upon completion of an application and approval from EmPower, NY, a referral is sent to Quaranta Housing Services (QHS) to perform an electric reduction or home performance audit on the customer's home. The audit will identify electric reduction or energy saving opportunities and the customer may receive compact fluorescent light bulbs, low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators, and light fixtures. In addition, the refrigerator and freezer and water heater will be evaluated to determine if they are high energy users and qualify for replacement. In some cases, additional energy saving measures such as insulation and airsealing work may be performed if the project is designated as a "Home Performance" referral.

If the proposed items are approved, they will be delivered and installed at no cost to the customer, with the exception of a Landlord/rental situation in which the Landlord is required to pay a portion of the cost.

A referral from the EmPower, NY program will also generate a Weatherization application to the customer. If they qualify for the program, they are put on the WAP approved application waiting list and will eventually receive Weatherization Services that will help reduce their heating and cooling bills.

For more information, please call (607) 334-7114 ext 4003 or fill out our QHS Referral Form on the right hand side of this screen.

Energy Packaging

Elderly, disabled and low income individuals may receive a home visit and assessment to determine if there are energy related or other needs that can be addressed by various programs that are available in the community.

Energy usage is discussed and the customer is provided with energy education to help them learn what they can do to conserve energy.

After the assessment, a referral is made to the appropriate program and applications are completed and submitted on behalf of the customer.

Limited case management is provided to help the customer through the process to ensure they receive the services they applied for.

For more information, please call (607) 334-7114 ext 4003 or fill out our QHS Referral Form on the right hand side of this screen.

Weatherization and Protection

The Weatherization Assistance Program is a nationwide effort to reduce energy costs by making homes more energy efficient. This can include insulation, repairing or weatherizing windows and doors, inspecting furnaces, replacing refrigerators - and more!

The program assists low-income people with a focus on the elderly, persons with disabilities, and families with children.

Within the Energy Services department, there are actually several programs to assist homeowners, renters, and landlords.

For more information, please call (607) 334-7114 ext 4003 or fill out our QHS Referral Form on the right hand side of this screen.