Welcome New Residents!
Welcome to the Village of Ardsley! Congratulations on your new home. We are glad to have you as our new neighbors.
New home ownership can come with its challenges. Upgrades to the home's infrastructure within a few years of moving in is common. The Ardsley Climate Advisory Committee (CAC) is here to help you make strategic decisions to help you save money, position you for the future, and reduce your carbon emissions. It is truly a win/win.
We are delighted to assist you with any of your questions. We are here to help as you face your home heating, cooling and appliance decisions. We want to point out some information that we think you will find very helpful as you get started. Just click on the arrow to expand the information for the topic. If you have questions please contact us (email@example.com) ! We're here to help!
We send out information monthly on energy and sustainable solutions and incentives so make sure to get on our distribution list.
And don't forget to sign up for the Village of Ardsley email distribution list to get important information and announcements for residents. Click here to sign up: LINK TO VILLAGE NEWS EMAIL.
Simple Ways to Save money now
SmartCharge NY is a ConEd program that sends you money for charging your electric vehicle during off-peak times. Not only is the off-peak rate lower, but you will be rewarded with additional cash each month.
Where do you start when increasing the comfort and energy efficiency of your home?
We highly recommend starting with a home energy audit to understand the energy problem areas in your home. Currently, NYSERDA is offering a FREE or REDUCED COST incentive for NY homeowners to perform an energy audit. You'll learn where to invest time and money, often for quick and inexpensive fixes like insulation and caulking.
The best way to begin lowering your carbon footprint and energy costs while increasing your comfort is by tackling low hanging fruit in your home - and there are plenty of them! Most cost little and provide a big return. Here are some easy ones. Use the tabs on the site to find tips for each area of your home.You’ll be amazed at how these small actions really add up.
rebates and tax incentives for going green
Here’s the best part when it comes to energy efficiency - not only will you save money on your energy costs, but there are numerous rebates, refunds, tax incentives and financing options offered by your utility company, the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and the Internal Revenue Service. Installers often are aware of these, but it is best for you to know what benefits you can reap. Don't leave money on the table!
Home heating and cooling solutions
Furnace on the fritz? Water heater leaking? Central air unit spewing warm air? Don’t despair, this is an opportunity to save money and significantly lower your carbon footprint. Make sure you replace the faulty unit with energy efficient products. From heat pumps to geothermal solutions to solar you'll find that energy and cost efficient solutions for your home are available and come with rebates and tax incentives. Learn more about the options here.
Energy and water efficient appliances and fixtures
Replace inefficient (and costly) appliances and fixtures with energy efficient technology
Get a Free Garden consultation and report
Ardsley is proud to be part of the Pollinator Pathway community. Our goal is simple, to make significant change one yard at a time. The Ardsley Pollinator Pathway offers free educational webinars, events, and social gatherings to help us support our pollinators, birds, and ecosystem in our own yards. A Green thumb is not required and beginning gardeners/nature enthusiasts are welcome with open arms. Sign up to be on the distribution list. It's fun and meaningful.
Before your landscaper suggests non-native and even invasive plant solutions for your home, schedule a free garden consult to learn about the plants on your property and how you can support pollinators and birds with native solutions. You'll get an in-depth report to guide you and also an evaluation on invasive plants that may cause you a problem.
Easy Food scrap composting and sustainability
Live Sustainably: Reduce, Repair, Reuse, Recycle
Our food waste is estimated to be 40% - 50% of our food supply! Make thoughtful purchases, try to purchase locally sourced products, and drop off your food scraps right here in Ardsley at Anthony F. Veteran Park. Get started today. Food that is thrown away enters landfills and emits methane - one of the most potent greenhouse gasses. It also wastes money. If it is food waste, compost it through food scrap recycling or, if it is plant based, create your own backyard compost system.
Did you know you can recycle your plastic bags and soft plastic product wrappings? Don't send them to a landfill. Check here for local establishments that will take your clean plastic bags and plastic wrapping to recycle.