By the Bronxville Green Committee
Winter is here…
Are your rooms cold and drafty? Do you have higher and higher energy bills?
Does your oil furnace or gas boiler need to be replaced soon? Are you planning to upgrade your air conditioning for the summer?
Are you interested in converting your home from expensive fuel heating and cooling to clean equipment powered by renewable energy?
If yes, help is here!
This winter, Bronxville is partnering with Sustainable Westchester, a nonprofit consortium of local municipalities, to help residents utilize and benefit from clean, renewable energy. This Energy Smart Homes program provides access to information about clean energy technologies and tax incentives, NYSERDA certified contractors, local resident testimonials and one-on-one assistance to help you make your home more energy efficient.
“Bronxville is excited to be partnering with Sustainable Westchester to bring residents valuable home energy information and resources,” says Mayor Mary Marvin. “State and federal incentives are now higher than ever. It makes sense for homeowners to learn what efficiencies they can achieve, and what money they can save.” Learn more about Leveraging Rebates & Incentives for Home Energy Upgrades in a community wide webinar on Thursday, February 16th at 7PM via Zoom.
Addressing your home’s heating and cooling system can be a complex process. This program provides resources to help answer your questions as you navigate your options during the following steps – you don’t have to do all the work yourself!
Assess: An easy energy audit provides a complete top-to-bottom assessment of where your home is wasting energy. You’ll learn the root cause of drafts, inconsistent temperatures, and technological inefficiencies. Contractors on our list typically offer assessments regarding insulation and overall energy use for FREE with the option of additional testing, such as a blower door test, for a one-time additional charge.
Review: Once you’ve identified your home’s particular concerns, choose the improvements and financing that fit your needs. Something as simple as insulation and air sealing may do the trick or knowing that a heat pump hot water heater, instead of a traditional gas one, may make a difference in your annual utility bills.
Upgrade: A certified contractor can install the technologies in your home; you enjoy comfort and cost savings, and we all benefit from your home’s reduced greenhouse gas emissions.
Rather than waiting until your old boiler dies and you’re forced to make less-than-ideal choices, contact us to learn more about your options now so you’re ready to act when the time is right. If you’re already scheduling an energy audit or installing new clean energy equipment, email us to confirm you are receiving the maximum discounts and rebate benefits and put your name on the Village list of residents working to decrease our environmental footprint.
The Bronxville Green Committee is a volunteer organization that is part of the Village of Bronxville. We work to propose and implement environmentally sustainable programs in our community. Visit our website and follow us on Instagram @bxvgreencommittee to learn more. Please consider joining our efforts.
The Bronxville Green Committee is a volunteer organization under Village government. We work with the Trustees and Village staff on programs that promote clean energy initiatives and sustainable ways of living. Our programs include The Bronxville Giving Garden, a community garden whose produce is donated to local groups; Take Back Day, when we collect items to be recycled; and Pollinator Pathways, which encourages adding native plants to our gardens. We believe everyone can make a difference by adopting simple, sustainable practices in daily life so we can work together to protect what we love -- our families, our homes and our town.