Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® / Income-Qualified Weatherization / Multifamily

Yes, the assessment is free to Entergy New Orleans residents. 

LEDS can only be installed to replace incandescent bulbs. We can not replace CFL, Halogen or florescent bulbs.  

Yes, landlord authorization is required in order to participate in the HPwES and Income-Qualified Weatherization offerings.  If your home contains two or more electric meters under one roof or you live in an apartment complex you are eligible to participate in the multifamily offering.  

All recommended follow-ups measures are based on an incentive provided by Entergy New Orleans. Should the recommended work exceed the incentive amount, an out-of-pocket expense will be charged to the customer. The customer will be notified of the out-of-pocket expense amount by a trade ally assigned to the home prior to work being done on the home.  Customers can refuse any recommendations at any time.

Gas heated homes are eligible for the assessment and certain follow-up measures. Gas heated homes are not currently eligible for insulation and air sealing. Energy-saving aerators and showerheads are only available for customers with electric water heaters.  

– LEDs use up to 90 percent less energy and can save an average of $80 in energy costs over their lifetime compared to traditional incandescent bulbs. A popular residential option, ENERGY STAR light-emitting diodes, or LEDs, can be installed in bathrooms, permanent fixtures, ceiling fans, chandeliers and other high-usage areas.

– Faucet aerators use up to 55 percent less water than traditional 2.2-gallons-per-minute (gpm) faucets, which can reduce water and sewer costs, as well as the amount of energy used to heat the water.*

– Showerheads use up to 40 percent less water than traditional 2.5-gpm showerheads, which can reduce water and sewer costs, as well as the amount of energy used to heat the water.*

Yes. Unlike CFLs, LEDs do not contain mercury and are not harmful to the environment if broken.

It is important that the LED remain intact to prevent injury from broken or crushed bulbs. For more details, including local recycling locations and contact information for recycling in your area, visit  https://www.nola.gov/sanitation/recycling/drop-off/

The average life of an LED bulb, based on three hours of usage per day, is about 22.8 years. Life is based on individual use per bulb.

We only install engineered aerators designed to perform the same task using less water more efficiently.

Energy-saving aerators mix air and water to provide the correct surface area coverage for completing tasks. Chances are you will not even notice that the flow rate has changed.

Energy-efficient fixtures are designed to complete the same task while utilizing less water. Since your water is heated with electricity, using less hot water will additionally lower your electric bills.

The water temperature will not be affected by the energy-efficient fixtures. The temperature will still be controlled by your fixture.

Monthly savings are based on individual usage of both water and electric services.

If there are any unsecured pets or unattended minors upon our arrival, we will not be able to enter to perform the assessment or installation. During product installation, we ask that all small children be kept at a safe distance from the advisors. The advisors will provide further direction once on-site.

An Energy Smart Participating Trade Ally will contact you within two weeks upon completing your assessment. Trade Ally’s will discuss recommended follow-up measures for your home. 

Yes, you can still receive a free assessment and additional energy-saving products. 

Appliance rebates

No, you can purchase ENERGY STAR appliances at any retailer, but they must be installed at an Entergy New Orleans residential location.

Look for the ENERGY STAR label directly on the appliance or in the product description. Find more details by visiting: https://www.energystar.gov/productfinder/ 

The purchaser can live anywhere as long as the appliance is installed at an Entergy New Orleans residence.

Please email residentialapps@energysmartnola.com or call for more information.  Your A/C unit or heat pump contractor will need to be a Participating Trade Ally with Energy Smart and will need to supply certification for the unit.