Home Energy Solutions Program Overview
If you think you might be losing energy through leaky doors, windows, and ductwork, or you’re not sure your insulation is making the grade, we can help. Our experts can give your home and your appliances an energy checkup—and do some work right then and there to help improve your energy efficiency.
Whether you’re buying a home or updating where you live now, our Home Energy Solutions program can lower your energy bills by making your home more energy-efficient.
Home Energy Solution is available to eligible customers for a $50 copay, paid at the time of the visit. If installing qualifying upgrades, you may have your copay reimbursed.
To learn more about Home Energy Solution, call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873).
Customers with limited income may qualify for additional offerings through Home Energy Solutions – Income Eligible.
Home Energy Solution Program Details ➞
In one easy visit, utility-approved technicians will evaluate your home’s energy performance and install basic weatherization and energy-saving measures.
Services can include:
- Sealing air leaks and ductwork (Advanced duct sealing if recommended by your contractor)
- Installing hot water pipe wrap, faucet aerators, and low-flow showerheads
The average home in Connecticut receives about $800 in services and realizes $200–$250 in savings on their annual energy bills. Additionally, the technicians will provide written recommendations for deeper energy-saving measures such as advanced duct sealing, insulation, high-efficiency heating and cooling, water heating, windows, and appliances.
To help you in making smart energy choices, your recommendations will include information on rebates and financing along with payback and investment information specific to your home.
During your Home Energy Solutions℠ kitchen table wrap-up, the HES technician will provide you with rebate information based on their recommendations for your home.
Rebates may include the following:
- Up to $1.70 per square foot on approved insulation projects if recommended during your visit
- Up to $50 for replacement of certain inefficient appliances with qualifying energy-efficient models
- $50 for replacement of each single-pane window with a qualifying ENERGY STAR® double-pane window
- Up to $15,000 for qualifying air source heat pumps
- Up to $15,000 for qualifying ground source heat pumps
- Up to $650 for replacement of inefficient gas furnaces with qualifying gas furnaces
- Up to $750 for replacement of inefficient gas boilers with qualifying gas boilers
- Up to $200 for qualifying central air conditioning systems
Home Energy Solution - Income Eligible (HES-IE)
If your family’s combined gross annual income is below the state’s 60 percent income median, you may qualify for our no-cost Home Energy Solutions - Income-Eligible (HES-IE) program, and additional incentives.
Learn more and see if you qualify.
The multifamily building (5+ units) you live in or own may be eligible for energy-efficiency upgrades through more than one program. This one-stop program brings them all to your door, making it easy for you to save energy. Learn more about this program.
Not Sure if an In-Home Visit is Right for You? Take a No-Cost Online Assessment
How to apply for Home Energy Solutions ➞
All residential customers of Eversource, UI, CNG, and SCG are eligible for this program. Applying is easy. Just complete the application form online found on your local electric or gas company’s website:
Eversource UI CNG SCG
If you rent the home, you will need to obtain your landlord’s approval.
If your family’s combined gross annual income is below the state’s 60 percent income median, you may qualify for our Home Energy Solution - Income Eligible (HES-IE) program, which provides no-cost in-home energy assessments and additional incentives for qualifying deeper energy saving services.
The program is ideally suited for one to four unit family homes. If you live in a 5+ unit apartment building, our Multifamily Initiative may be better suited for you—and your neighbors.
If you are a Connecticut resident and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your utility’s website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. Please click here for information on how to contact your municipal utility.
A local utility-authorized contractor, will contact you to schedule your service with their Home Energy Solutions approved technicians. (Note: Because of high demand for this program, there may be a waiting list. The program is subject to available funding.)
You receive a home energy assessment, energy-saving services, and rebate information. Read about the process and available rebates:
a.) The home energy assessment begins with important health and safety tests. Next, the technicians, who are industry-certified building science expert trained to assess and improve holistic home performance, perform a blower-door test to pinpoint drafts and air leaks, then seal critical air leaks.
b.) If you have forced hot air or central air conditioning, the technicians test your ductwork to assess airflow within the ductwork system and seal significant leaks.
c.) Hot water-saving measures including low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators may be installed.
d.) The visit ends with a kitchen table wrap-up. The technicians review the work done in your home and inform you about deeper energy-saving measures that can help you save even more energy and money. They will also go over financing options to help you make the energy efficiency upgrades. During this wrap-up, they will provide you with:
- A Home Energy Solutions℠ program booklet and report, which shows what areas in your home were addressed during the visit, the results of the blower-door test, easy ways to save energy, and other informational resources and forms specific to your home.
- Payback and investment information for deeper energy-saving measures, such as insulation, high-efficiency heating and cooling systems, water heaters, ENERGY STAR® certified windows and appliances.
- Information about rebates.
Once you receive your Home Energy Solution booklet and report, it is up to you to take the next step toward saving more energy. Decide what you can do on your own or determine whether you need to hire a contractor. The sooner you act, the sooner you’ll see savings!
Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information
ENERGY STAR ➞
Home Energy Solutions is a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program
ENERGY STAR® is the simple choice for energy efficiency. For more than 20 years, people across America have looked to the ENERGY STAR® program for guidance on saving energy, saving money, and protecting the environment. Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® is a systematic approach to improving energy efficiency and comfort in homes while reducing the greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change.
Join the millions already making a difference at energystar.gov.
Additional Offerings ➞
Similar to the miles per gallon (MPG) rating on your car, the Home Energy Score™ is a way to see how much energy your home uses compared to others and guide your home improvement decisions. Administered by the U.S. Department of Energy, this score is available to Home Energy Solutions℠ program participants. You may opt-in at the start of your scheduled Home Energy Solutions℠ visit.
If your home has a crumbling foundation that has been verified either by chemical analysis or by a qualified Professional Engineer, we want to help. You may qualify for special offerings for energy efficiency services and equipment.
Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) to learn more and schedule your Home Energy Solutions℠ visit.
COVID-19 Update ➞
In-home services have resumed with health and safety guidelines in place.
Please visit our Energize CT COVID-19 Energy Efficiency Program Update page for more information and frequently asked questions or visit:
- Eversource COVID-19 information
- UI COVID-19 information
- SCG COVID-19 information
- CNG COVID-19 information
A virtual pre-assessment to Home Energy Solutions℠ is now being offered as a safe, convenient first step for you to make energy-saving improvements. This pre-assessment is available through live, virtual discussions with a technician at no cost. Connect with us to learn more about how we can help you reduce your energy costs.
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Home Energy Solutions – Income Eligible Program
If you meet specific income requirements, apply for no-cost in-home energy assessments and additional incentives for qualifying deeper energy saving services.
Reduce energy and operating costs and make the multifamily property you own or manage more environmentally friendly.
Small Business Energy Advantage
Get a no-cost, no-obligation energy assessment of your small business and manage the installation of the energy-saving improvements with incentives and zero-interest, on-bill payment plans.