Save up to $16,200 on home energy upgrades with incentives and rebates through John Betlem & NYSERDA

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At John Betlem, we're committed to making you more comfortable and helping you save energy and money.

There are incredible programs available to help area homeowners and renters improve the comfort in their homes and reduce their energy bills. We’d like to help you get qualified for these New York State programs that offer free and reduced-cost improvements. We can upgrade your home with energy-efficient solutions such as:

  • Insulation & air sealing
  • Home heating
  • Water heaters
  • LED light bulbs
  • Advanced power strips

Depending on the programs you qualify for, you can save up to $16,200!

As an example, an energy-saving insulation and heat pump project might qualify for $5,000 through Empower+ and $8,000 in savings through the heat pump program. Then you could qualify for another $3,200 total in tax rebates for the same project. You can see how up to $16,200 in savings is only a few program qualifications away.

And if you are on a lower income, you can get up to $10,000 in completely FREE energy upgrades.

Finally, if needed, there are exceptional financing programs as low as 3.99% available too.

Hundreds of thousands of area homeowners and renters qualify for one or more of these programs. Let us help you save too.
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Sharon Lilla

“I decided to add some insulation to my home… I gave John Betlem a call and I’m absolutely glad I did. The work they did exceeded all my expectations.

I’m really looking forward to my next heating bill coming in because I’m certain it will be lower.”

 

Sharon Lilla, Sodus Point NY

1: EmPower+ (Low Income) - Get up to $10,000 in free improvements

Thousands of Rochester area homeowners and renters qualify for up to $10,000 in FREE Improvements

The EmPower+ program is designed to help people on a lower income get up to $10,000 in free improvements to make their homes more comfortable and cut their energy bills, whether they rent or own. Improvements include:

  • Free insulation. With improved insulation, you'll stay warmer in the winter, cooler in the summer, and save on energy bills.
  • Free energy-efficient lighting. Energy-efficient lightbulbs can help you save on your utility bills and last longer than traditional incandescent bulbs.
  • Home heating systems. New high-efficiency heating systems can help reduce utility bills and offer better comfort than older systems.

It’s based on the number of people in your household and your income. Find your household size/income level below – if you make less, then you qualify. And thousands of people in our area do.

This program includes single family homes, renters and owners of mobile homes.

Qualification Guidelines – EmPower+ (Low Income)

Tens of thousands of Greater Rochester area homeowners and renters qualify for these programs including many people on a retirement income or those working part time, as well as those currently out of work.

1-blue

$36,420

2-blue

$47,640

3-blue

$58,848

4-blue

$70,056

5-blue

$81,264

6-blue

$92,472

If you qualify, the cost of the upgrades is zero – everything is FREE, up to $10,000.

Contact us right away to get the home energy upgrades you are entitled to.

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EmPower+ (Moderate Income) - Save 50% up to $5,000

Even more Rochester area homeowners on a moderate income will qualify for 50% of the cost of an upgrade, up to $5,000 

The EmPower+ program is designed to help people upgrade their home’s energy efficiency, improve their comfort and reduce their energy bills. Qualification is based on your income and the number of people living in your home. Homeowners can receive 50% of the project cost, up to $5,000.  Plus you could get up to $3,200 in additional savings through federal tax credits for a project that includes both insulation and heat pump upgrades.

  • Attic, wall, and rim joist insulation
  • Air sealing to reduce drafts
  • Upgrades to heating equipment including cold climate air source heat pumps
  • Water heaters
  • High efficiency gas heating upgrades

Qualification Guidelines – EmPower+ (Moderate Income)

It’s based on the number of people in your household and your income. Find your household size/income level below – if you make less, then you qualify. Tens of thousands of Greater Rochester area homeowners qualify for these programs.

1-blue

$48,560

2-blue

$63,520

3-blue

$78,464

4-blue

$93,408

5-blue

$108,352

6-blue

$123,296

If you qualify, you'll recieve funding for your project to cover 50% of the cost of the work, up to $5,000.

Contact us right away to get the home energy upgrades you are entitled to.

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2: Heat Pump Program - up to $10,000 in savings

Save thousands when you heat and cool your home with the NYS Clean Heat program

There are incredible programs available for heat pumps. Our heat pumps are super energy efficient, and they offer air conditioning and heating all in the same system. They provide a more efficient way to keep your home comfortable all year long, without the use of fossil fuels. And right now, you can get up to $8,000 in rebates, plus up to $2,000 in federal tax credits.

  • RG&E customers may be eligible for additional rebates
  • There are many other heat pump incentives available
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3: Comfort Home for Homeowners - Up to $5,200 in savings

You can improve your home’s comfort and save money with a seal and insulate package from NYSERDA’s Comfort Home program. With a tiered system of incentives available, you’ll be able to find the right package for your home and lifestyle needs. The Comfort Home program allows homeowners to:

  • Make smart investments
  • Improve home comfort

Receive incentives up to $4,000 Plus up to $1,200 more in federal tax credits.

Homeowners of one-to-four family homes who pay into the System Benefits Charge (SBC) on their electric bill are eligible to participate. Start with a no-cost consultation from John Betlem. We’ll help you select the improvement package that’s right for you, including available rebates and financing.

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4: Free Energy Audits

New York State is offering no-cost energy audits to qualifying customers. You can also receive FREE LED lightbulbs, power strips, shower heads, smoke and C/O detectors, thermostats and more!

We'll start with a home performance assessment that will help you understand your home's condition and energy performance.

A thorough energy audit can help you:

  • Determine how much energy your home uses
  • Discover where your home is losing energy
  • Learn which problem areas and fixes should be a priority
  • Find out how you can make your home more efficient and comfortable
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5: Incredible Financing

We have financing available as low as 3.99%

NYSERDA offers two loan options to help New York State residents finance energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements made through NYSERDA’s programs. NYSERDA offers lower interest rates to lower income New Yorkers and those who cannot qualify for traditional financing. Right now, many homeowners can qualify for 15-year financing at an incredible 3.99%.

Contact us today for all the details.

We can quickly let you know what programs you qualify for. Applying is easy, and we're here to help every step of the way. Just give us a call at 585-326-4767 and learn how much you can save today!

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There are many opportunities to save, please reach out to us and we’ll walk you through the process to ensure you are taking full advantage of these programs.

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Why choose John Betlem for my Home Performance Upgrades

At John Betlem Heating, Cooling, Electrical, & Insulation, we have the expertise to provide you with an energy audit that will help you make your home more comfortable and efficient.

  • We’ve been serving the needs of Rochester, NY since 1941
  • We’re a family operated business
  • We hire professional NATE-certified technicians
  • We provide our technicians with ongoing training
  • We’re a Carrier® Factory Authorized Dealer
  • We partner with NYSERDA to promote energy usage awareness and solutions
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