NY State HEAP (Home Energy Assistance Program) Info

Heating Equipment Repair or Replacement Benefit

If you are a homeowner and eligible, the Heating Equipment Repair and Replacement benefit can help you repair or replace your furnace, boiler and other direct heating equipment necessary to keep your home’s primary heating source working.

Benefit amounts are based on the actual cost incurred to repair or replace your furnace, boiler, and/or other essential heating equipment, $3,000 for a repair and $6,500 for a replacement.

Clean & Tune Benefit

Eligible households can receive energy efficiency services, which includes the cleaning of primary heating equipment, but may also include chimney cleaning, minor repairs, installation of carbon monoxide detectors or programmable thermostats, if needed, to allow for the safe, proper and efficient operation of the heating equipment.

Benefit amounts are based on the actual cost incurred to provide clean and tune services, up to a maximum of $400. No additional HEAP cash benefits are available 

Cooling Assistance Benefit

If you are eligible, you may receive one Cooling Assistance benefit per applicant household for the purchase and installation of an air conditioner or a fan to help your home stay cool.

In circumstances where an air conditioner cannot be safely installed, a fan will be provided.  

We generally install a portable A/C unit which sits on your floor instead of in your window for ease of removal and portability at the end of your cooling season.

Only one air conditioner or fan, not to exceed $800 with installation, will be provided per applicant household. No additional HEAP cash benefits are available.

What is HEAP?

The Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) helps low-income people pay the cost of heating their homes.

If you are eligible, you may receive one regular HEAP benefit per program year and could also be eligible for emergency HEAP benefits if you are in danger of running out of fuel or having your utility service shut off.


HEAP may be able to help you if you heat your home with:

  • Electricity
  • Natural Gas
  • Oil
  • Coal
  • Propane
  • Wood/Wood Pellets
  • Kerosene
  • Corn

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How to Choose your Vendor

Once you are approved for your heating equipment repair or replacement, clean and tune or cooling assistance benefit, please remember to select our name to provide you with your estimate or benefit.  

You will see Brian Peters Plumbing, Heating & Electrical on the approved list for Jefferson County.   

Also, please let your worker know if you learned about these programs on our website.  We look forward to providing you fast, reliable service.

How to Apply

You can apply by contacting your local agency.