Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Furnace Repair or Replacement

The Furnace Repair and Replacement Component of the Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP) is available to help eligible low-income home owners repair or replace furnaces, boilers and other direct heating components necessary to keep the home's primary heating source functional.

Furnace benefits amounts are based on the actual cost incurred to replace or repair the applicants’ furnace, boiler, and/or other essential heating equipment necessary to keep the home's primary heating source operational.

To receive a benefit, an application must be made in person at the local Department of Social Services and the applicant must receive a determination from the local department of social services that the applicant has met all established eligibility criteria, including established income and resource requirements. Benefits are paid directly to vendors after completion of all work for previously approved applications only.

Applications for furnace repairs or replacements are available at your local Department of Social Services office.

2010-2011 HEAP Benefit Gross Monthly Income Guidelines

Your total gross monthly income for your household size must be at or below the following guidelines:
Effective 10/01/10-9/30/11

Household Size
Maximum Gross Monthly Income
1
$2,129
2
$2,784
3
$3,439
4
$4,094
5
$4,749
6
$5,404
7
$5,527
8
$5,650
9
$5,773
10
$5,896
11
$6,029
Each additional
Add $468

Questions regarding the HEAP program should be directed to your local Department of Social Services Office or the NYS HEAP Hotline at 1-800-342-3009.

15 comments:

  1. This is fantastic. furnace repair can be extremely costly. And those with lower incomes usually can't afford it, but shouldn't have to go without heat.

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  2. furnace replacement could save you lots of money. Thanks for your great post. Too bad I didn't know about this last year, as the program expired?

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  3. High efficiency furnaces bring in outside air that contains moisture. Check the drain line to make sure it's open. The drain line will be a clear tube that comes out near the bottom of the furnace. Working on furnaces can be potentially dangerous. If you don't feel comfortable doing the tasks, hire a professional.

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  5. Furnace benefits amounts are based on the actual cost incurred to replace or repair the applicants’ furnace, boiler, and/or other essential heating equipment necessary to keep the home's primary heating source operational. This is true!-furnace replacement ab-

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  6. What a good news, this will reduce the burden upon low income home owners. Hope this also extends to home repair or renovation, if any.

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  7. Fantastic social services. Many will benefit from this program.

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  8. Such a great program for low income families and individuals, so they can keep warm throughout the winter without having to buy furnace Bountiful new unit out of their own pockets, which is so much more expensive. Thank you for posting this!

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