Homeowner Energy Resources
Making energy improvements to your home can save you money and energy, improve your comfort, and increase the value of your home.
Each year, the average New England homeowner spends almost $3,000 on energy.1 This expense is one of the reasons homebuyers are asking about energy costs during the homebuying process. According to the 2021 Home Buyers and Sellers Generational Trends Report by the National Association of REALTORS, heating and cooling costs were the most important environmental features for recent home buyers, with 32% finding these features very important.²
On average, home buyers are willing to pay an additional $8,728 upfront on a home in order to save $1,000 a year in utility bills, according to the National Association of Home Builders’ study, What Home Buyers Really Want (2019 Edition).³ So if you reduce your energy costs you can increase the value of your home.
As a homeowner, you have many energy-saving options you can take advantage of. Some energy efficiency upgrades are inexpensive—such as weather-stripping and caulking—and others can require a greater investment. Similarly, renewable energy systems can be installed using no money down lease options or purchased using state and federal incentives.
We can help you make the best smart energy choices for your home with expert advice, rebates, and financing.
Sources: 1U.S. Department of Energy | 2National Association of REALTORS |³ National Association of Home Builders (NAHB).
How We Can Help ➞
As a Connecticut homeowner, you can take advantage of several energy efficiency and renewable energy programs available through your Energize Connecticut Sponsors. You can benefit from rebates, attractive financing options and on-the-spot improvements and advice through Home Energy Solutions℠.
To find smart energy options that are right for you, please visit our Find a Solution page or see a list of popular choices below.
Available Programs for Single Family Homeowners➞
New Construction: Building a Zero Energy Home
If you’re planning to build a new home, you have a great opportunity to minimize energy costs, maximize comfort, and do your part for a clean energy future. You can be a leader in the energy- efficient technology revolution and have a profound impact on how we use energy today and in the future.
Rebates and Discounts ➞
Upgrade your home’s energy efficiency and performance with a no money down Smart E-loan with flexible terms.
CT Heating Loan Program
If you qualify, you could receive financing at 0.99% up to $15,000 to purchase and install energy-saving heating equipment.
Energy Conservation Loan Program
Learn about our program for income-qualified consumers that offers below market interest rate terms for the purchase and installation of energy-efficient improvements.
HES Payment Plan (Micro) Loan Financing Program
Get up to 3 years to repay 0.0% loans from $1,000–$3,000 through your utility bill so you can finance energy-saving improvements to your home.