Mayor Jimmy Davis reminded residents that applications are still available free energy audits and related home improvements for qualified low- and middle-income households in Bayonne. Applications are available through the New Jersey Comfort Partners Program – NYS Energy Audits, 472 Broadway, Second Floor, Bayonne. This program is offered statewide by New Jersey Comfort Partners, with financial support from the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program. Mayor Davis said, “Numerous Bayonne residents have taken advantage of this program over the last two years. I am happy that funding remains to continue this energy service. Right now is a great time to take action on energy issues. I urge our residents to check out this program, if they have not already done so.”
Through the New Jersey Comfort Partners Program, Bayonne renters and homeowners may be eligible to receive for free: home energy audit; tune and clean boiler and water heater; check combustion appliances for gas leaks and carbon monoxide (CO); brand new window/wall air conditioner (if qualified); brand-new energy-efficient refrigerator and/or freezer (if qualified); installation of high-efficiency lighting installation of smoke/CO detectors; installation of low-flow shower heads; attic, rim, joist, and crawlspace insulation; door and window weatherization and air sealing. Some related services are also available free of charge to income-qualified households.
If you would like to apply to participate in the program, and are unable to visit the office in person, please contact NYS Energy Audits at 201-777-1420 (office). Staff people speak English, Spanish, Russian, Chinese, Bengali, and Urdu. There is no contract required.