LIPA to offer efficiency upgrades through bills

December 1, 2011 5:47:08 AM PST
For the first time next year, the Long Island Power Authority will allow consumers to pay for approved energy-efficiency measures like replacement windows and solar water heating systems through their LIPA bill.

The program is part of the Green Jobs-Green New York legislation.

Dozens of products and renovations to improve energy efficiency will be eligible through the program, including replacement windows, high-efficiency gas and oil furnaces and solar water-heating systems.

The program also will cover refrigerators, dishwashers and other appliances that are Energy Star qualified.