Energy audits touted at town meetings
The audit is free for homeowners with household incomes less than $115,000. A sliding scale will be used to determine the cost for those with incomes between $115,000 and $172,000. Those with household incomes over $230,000 will be assessed the full cost of the audit.
Qualifying homeowners must fill out an application form (available at www.nyserda.org/GreenNY) and provide documentation of their NYSEG bill and fuel costs for home heating and hot water.
Assistance with the application is available through the OSE by calling 845/807-0578 or by visiting the office at the Government Center, 100 North Street in Monticello. A help desk is available on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
According to Roig, Sullivan County is making some even bigger commitments to energy efficiency measures. “Over the next 12 months or so, we’re going to be sharing some information about an initiative to reduce the county’s carbon footprint by 20% by the year 2020,” she said. Roig provided handouts of no-cost or low-cost ways to begin that initiative.