The summer of 2024 will be here before we know it and the heat and humidity will be along with it. Here in New York State, the humidity can be overwhelming and having an air conditioner can be a game changer. Some people will qualify for a free air conditioner in New York State.

There is no lack of amazing and fun things to do in New York this summer. The concert season may be the biggest and best yet. From Niagara Falls to Albany, there are tons of things for families to do!

But the summer is so long and not much fun if you can breath or you are sweating in the house and unable to sleep. That is why an air conditioner is so necessary.

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According to New York State, you can qualify for cooling assistance, "Only one air conditioner or fan, not to exceed $800 with installation for a window, portable air conditioner, or fan and not to exceed $1,000 for an existing wall sleeve unit, will be provided per applicant household. No additional HEAP cash benefits are available".

The heat is already showing up in some areas of New York State. In fact, the National Weather Service is calling for near summer like temperatures to wrap up the week and as we head in to the first weekend of May.

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