Free Weatherization & Energy Services to income eligible home owners in Essex County – call 518-873-3207 ext. 241.
(see below for landlords)
If you are approved for our program, an Energy Audit will be scheduled to assess the needs of your home. The Auditor will then design, within the program’s constraints, a customized set of conservation measures. ACAP will make the needed improvements, at no cost to you.
Low-income residents pay a large percentage of their incomes to heat and cool their homes.
Typical Weatherization Work
The following are some examples of what can be included in weatherizing your home:
- Air Sealing drafts and air leaks
- Improving the efficiency of your heating system with a Tune & Clean
- Adding insulation to attic, sidewalls, basement, etc.
- Identifying indoor air quality problems
- Installing other energy-saving measures such as LED light bulbs, aerators, etc.
- Low-flow shower heads
- Pipe wrap
- Replacement of high energy using refrigerators
- Installation of Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Smoke Detectors
You can access an application by downloading using this link: Weatherization Application
If you are a landlord, renting to low income tenants, contact our office today for information on cost of the energy audit and weatherization work.
EmPower New York℠ Program
EmPower New York is a program that offers free energy efficiency services and energy saving tips to income-eligible New Yorkers. To help reduce energy use and costs, EmPower offers electric reduction measures such as ENERGY STAR® lighting and refrigerators, as well as home performance measures like insulation and air sealing.
ACAP Weatherization Assistance Program and Energy Service Staff are certified to work Lead Safe for Renovation, Repair and Painting .
What should you expect with your Energy Audit?
First, our Energy Auditor will sit down with the homeowner and complete a questionnaire about your home. We will also take measurements of your home, measure all windows and doors, look at all areas of your home, inside and out to determine what we can do to make your home more energy efficient. Below are a few of the tools we use to help determine what your home may need.