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Multifamily

 
Type
Home
 
Category
 
Incentive
Various Incentives Available
  • Appliances & Electronics
  • Energy Assessment (Audit)
  • Financing
  • Gas Water Heating
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Hot Water
  • Insulation
  • Lighting
  • Rebates

Reduce energy and operating costs and make the multifamily property you own or manage more comfortable and environmentally friendly with the Multifamily Initiative.

Additional Details

This program provides customized solutions for multifamily buildings or complexes with five or more units, and includes:

  • Assistance with energy efficiency upgrade projects already planned
  • An assessment of your building's energy-saving opportunities
  • Resources to support in-depth assessment of a full range of strategies for further improvements including solar and other renewable energy, as well as health and safety measures
  • Incentives and financing for energy efficiency upgrades

Provide your contact information and any project information with this application. For energy efficiency projects, submit it to your electric utility company. For renewable energy and/or financing  projects only, submit your application to the Green Bank. If your application is for both energy efficiency and renewable energy or financing, submit it to both your electric utility and the Green Bank.

Eversource     UI     Connecticut Green Bank

At this point, if you already have an energy efficiency or renewable energy project, additionally submit any project proposal(s) and a completed Project Form to your electric utility company (for energy efficiency projects) and to the Connecticut Green Bank (for projects including renewable energy and/or financing). After we’ve helped you address this proposal, if you’d like to evaluate your property in a more holistic way, follow the steps below.

Need help designing your project?

Once you’ve completed Step 1 above, a utility or Green Bank representative (as appropriate) will contact you. A professional consultant or in-house representative is available to visit your property to identify the cost-effective energy improvement opportunities that make the most sense for your property. Technical and financial assistance is available through the Multifamily Initiative for a wide variety of design and predevelopment tasks, including: 

Potential Measures Assessed Technical & Financial Assistance Available
  • Air sealing
  • Domestic hot water saving measures
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Insulation
  • Windows
  • High-efficiency heating, ventilation or air conditioning
  • ENERGY STAR® appliances
  • High-efficiency water heating systems
  • Energy saving control strategies on building equipment
  • Solar PV and other renewable energy systems
  • Energy benchmarking
  • Green design and charrettes
  • Assessment of capital improvements 
    (including green physical needs assessments (PNAs))
  • Assessments of energy-related health and safety issues
  • Designing, engineering, and bidding work
  • Predevelopment loans
  • Financial packaging

Using the recommendations from the energy assessment and any technical assistance you select, design and price a comprehensive project that will maximize your energy savings, as well as the incentives and financing you will receive.

If your project qualifies based on your submitted proposals, plans, specifications, and pricing, you will receive a commitment of incentive dollars and, if requested, an offer for financing the balance of the project cost. You can also provide your own financing or explore one of these sources. After construction and required inspections are complete, incentives are paid.

It is recommended that owners track utility use and verify that equipment is working properly during the warranty period and beyond.

Existing properties of five or more residential units may be eligible for the Multifamily Initiative. 

The following types of properties are eligible:

  • Apartment buildings and complexes
  • Condominiums and co-operatives
  • Congregate and senior housing
  • Mixed-use residential and commercial properties

Questions? Contact your utility or the Connecticut Green Bank using a link below:

Eversource     UI     Connecticut Green Bank

If you are a Connecticut resident and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your municipal utility's website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. The Connecticut Green Bank provides renewable energy programs and financing to all Connecticut municipalities

 

High Efficiency Furnace, Natural Gas Boiler & Boiler Circulator Pump Rebates

 
Type
Home
 
Category
 
Instant Discount
Up to $750
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Rebates

Install a qualifying natural gas furnace, natural gas boiler, or a boiler circulator pump to reduce your home’s heating costs and save even more with instant discounts.

Additional Details

In most homes, heating is the single biggest energy expense. Replacing your old furnace, boiler or boiler circulator pump with new high-efficiency heating equipment can take a bite out of your energy costs, plus make your home more comfortable.

A furnace or boiler's efficiency is measured by annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) which tells you what percent of fuel is converted to useful heat for your home. The higher the AFUE, the more heat you get for your heating dollar. Older furnace and boiler systems have efficiencies in the range of 56 to 70 percent. High-efficiency heating systems achieve efficiencies as high as 97 percent, converting nearly all the fuel to useful heat for your home.

For more information on high efficiency systems, please visit the U.S. Department of Energy website. The site also features an easy-to-use table showing what you could save when you upgrade to an energy-efficient system.

Before you invest in a new furnace, boiler, or boiler circulator pump, make your home as energy efficient as possible. Improving insulation and sealing air leaks to stop heat loss may allow you to purchase a smaller, less expensive heating system. Home Energy Solutions can help you identify and make energy-saving improvements that are right for your home.

How We Help

We can help with instant discounts of $35 to $750 from the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund to offset the cost of installing a qualifying high-efficiency heating system.

Upgrade today and warm up to savings.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Saving is easy with an instant discount from Participating DistributorsStep 1

Contact your HVAC contractor to find out if a high-efficiency natural gas furnace, natural gas boiler or a boiler circulator pump makes sense for your home. Ask if they have done an efficiency test on your existing system and how it rated.

Instant discounts are available for customers of the following utilities:

Eversource       UI           CNG           SCG 

Step 2

Make your home more energy efficient to get the most out of a new heating system. Get started with help from the Home Energy Solutions program.

Step 3

Receive Your Instant Discount:

  • Prior to purchase, confirm your system qualifies for the discount with your HVAC contractor or by checking the minimum efficiency chart on the Who is Eligible section below and at the ENERGY STAR website: www.ENERGYSTAR.gov/products.
  • Have your licensed contractor provide a quote for qualified equipment from a participating distributor that includes the instant discount.
  • Finally have your licensed contractor purchase and install qualified equipment from a participating distributor. It’s that easy!

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Residential customers of Eversource, UI, CNG, or SCG are eligible to participate.

Replacement Furnace Minimum Efficiency Levels / Instant Discount Schedules

Qualifying furnace, natural gas boiler and/or boiler circulator pump must be installed by a licensed contractor in your utility’s service territory. Your contractor can help you choose equipment that meets the following criteria:

Equipment Type Minimum Efficiency for Instant Discount Instant Discount
 $/Unit
Natural Gas Warm Air Furnace ENERGY STAR®1 certified 95% AFUE2 or greater and AHRI Rated with Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) $650
Natural Gas Boiler ENERGY STAR certified 94% AFUE or greater with Temperature Reset or Purge Control $750
Boiler Circulator Pump Boiler circulator pump with Electronically Commutated Motor (ECM) installed on any fuel boiler $35

1 ENERGY STAR certified equipment lists can be found online by visiting ENERGYSTAR.gov/products 
2 AFUE – Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency

 

Instant discounts are available for customers of the following utilities:

Eversource     UI     CNG     SCG

If you are a Connecticut resident and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your municipal utility's website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

HVAC CONTRACTORS: 

Offer your customers high efficiency space and water heating equipment at a reduced cost without the hassle of a rebate form.

The electric and gas utilities have partnered with many Connecticut equipment distributors to offer an instant discount at your point of purchase.  Help your customers make the decision to switch to high efficiency equipment by offering it at pricing comparable to standard equipment. 

When you purchase eligible equipment from a participating distributor, the instant discount amount has already been deducted from your purchase cost.  The distributor will request some information from you including the name and address of the customer and their housing type.

Now, you have the opportunity to offer your customer the equipment at a lower price because the incentive is already applied.  You saved your customer the hassle of completing and mailing a rebate form and provided them with superior, energy-saving equipment.

All Eversource, UI, CNG and SCG customers are eligible for instant discount, but only licensed contractors may purchase equipment with the rebate applied at the distributor. 

Below is a list of the types of equipment included. 

Equipment Type Minimum Efficiency for Instant Discount Instant Discount
 $/Unit
ENERGY STAR Natural Gas Warm Air Furnace AHRI1 Rated CEE Tier II Criteria of 95% AFUE2 and ECM furnace fan3

$650

ENERGY STAR Natural Gas Boiler ENERGY STAR® qualified, AHRI Rated 94% AFUE or greater with Temperature Reset or Purge Control $750
ECM Boiler Circulator Pump Eligible equipment defined by PAs   $35

AHRI - Air Conditioning Heating and Refrigeration Institute. All equipment must be rated in the AHRI Unitary or Applied Air Conditioning Directories. Both can be found at ahrinet.org and cee1.org.
AFUE – Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency
ECM furnace fans can be found at Energystar.gov/products
ENERGY STAR certified equipment lists can be found online by visiting ENERGYSTAR.gov/products 

 

HVAC DISTRIBUTORS ONLY:

Submit your reimbursements online here.

 

ENERGY STAR® Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate

 
Type
Home
 
Category
 
Instant Discount
Up to $750
  • Hot Water
  • Rebates

Twice as efficient as older electric water heaters, ENERGY STAR® certified heat pump water heaters with a 3.0 Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) or greater and 55 gallons or less of storage capacity qualify for instant discounts.

A $400 rebate is available for ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heaters with a 3.0 (UEF) or greater and more than 55 gallons of storage capacity.

Additional Details

It’s not so hard to understand why heat pump water heaters are twice as efficient as electric water heaters. They simply move heat rather than make heat, just like a refrigerator, but in reverse. While a refrigerator pulls heat from inside a box and dumps it into the surrounding room, a heat pump water heater pulls heat from the surrounding air and transfers it – at a higher temperature – into the tank to heat your water. Because they use the warm ambient air temperature to do most of the work, it is very efficient.

As the heat pump removes heat from the surrounding ambient air, it also provides a slight cooling effect. The result is dehumidification and cooling. For this reason, heat pumps work well in basements. Because they rely on surrounding air, they require at least 750 cubic feet of space around the heat pump and should not be installed in a closet or other confined space.

We help make it affordable to upgrade to an ENERGY STAR-certified heat pump water heater with a $750 discount  for eligible models with a storage capacity of 55 gallons or less. A $400 mail-in rebate is available for heat pump water heater models with a storage capacity greater than 55 gallons.  Whether you’re replacing an old water heater or installing one in a new home, you'll save money up front.

For customers who meet certain income eligibility guidelines, even greater incentives may be available through the Home Energy Solutions – Income Eligible program.

ENERGY STAR is a widely recognized and trusted label on products that meet strict energy-efficiency requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. By using less energy, these products also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Learn more at the ENERGY STAR website.

Install a heat pump water heater today and save energy - and money!

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

  • One of the most energy-efficient water heating systems on the market today
  • 25 to 50 percent savings on electric water-heating costs
  • Programmable options such as “vacation mode” that save energy when you’re away and ensure you have hot water when you return
  • Dehumidify damp spaces such as a basement or unconditioned space

Consider the following factors:

  • For the most efficient operation, the heat pump water heater should be installed in a space where temperatures average at least 50 degrees
  • Because it exhausts cool air, the water heater should not be installed in a heated living area
  • A heat pump water heater should be installed with at least 750 cubic feet of space around it

There are two ways to receive the discount on qualifying heat pump water heater units:

Work with an installer

When your installing contractor purchases a qualifying unit at a participating distributor in Connecticut, a $750 instant discount will be automatically applied to the eligible equipment cost. A $400 rebate will be automatically applied for eligible models with more than 55 gallons of storage capacity. 

Purchase a qualifying unit from a participating retailer

Eversource and United Illuminating (UI) partner with several retailers across the state to offer you instant discounts and/or paper rebates for heat pump water heaters. You may purchase a heat pump water heater directly from the retailer to receive:

  • A $750 instant discount through participating Retail Stores with address verification for eligible models with a storage capacity of 55 gallons or less.

OR

  • A $750 mail-in rebate will be provided to residential customers who are not able to validate eligibility in store.
  • A $400 mail-in rebate is available for ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heater models with a storage capacity greater than 55 gallons.

Learn more at the ENERGY STAR website.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Residential customers of Eversource or UI.

ENERGY STAR®-certified heat pump water heaters with a 3.0 Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) or greater qualify for instant discounts.

Equipment must be purchased from a participating distributor located in Connecticut.

To find ENERGY STAR-certified units talk to a licensed contractor or visit the ENERGY STAR website.

If you are a Connecticut resident and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your municipal utility’s website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. 

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

DISTRIBUTORS

We strongly encourage you to contact a licensed contractor to ensure proper installation of your heat pump water heater. You or your contractor can receive a $750 instant discount on ENERGY STAR®-certified models through participating distributors listed on our Find a Distributor page. A $400 rebate is available for ENERGY STAR® certified heat pump water heaters with a 3.0 Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) or greater and more than 55 gallons of storage capacity. 

The instant discount and/or rebate is also available at the following Connecticut retailers:

  • Lowe's
  • Home Depot

High-Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater Instant Discounts

 
Type
Home
 
Category
 
Instant Discount
Up to $300
  • Gas Water Heating
  • Hot Water
  • Rebates

Say goodbye to your tank water heater. Install an ENERGY STAR®-certified high-efficiency natural gas-fired tankless water heater and enjoy hot water on demand, energy savings and an instant discount up to $300.

Additional Details

You don't use hot water 24 hours a day. Yet a standard tank-type water heater consumes energy around the clock to keep the water in its tank hot.

ENERGY STAR-certified natural gas tankless water heaters give you hot water when you need it, without an energy-consuming storage tank. Using a tankless water heater can trim your water heating costs up to 30 percent. You’ll also enjoy these benefits:

  • Continuous hot water – Tankless water heaters provide a continuous flow of hot water, on demand. That means you don’t have to suffer through a cold shower if you're the last one in line. Unlike a conventional tank-type water heater, hot water is always there when you need it.
     
  • Space-saving design – A qualified tankless model saves you an extra closet's worth of space compared to a tank-type water heater. Gas tankless water heaters are small and wall-mounted, unlike bulky tank-type water heaters.
     
  • Fewer worries – Tankless water heaters typically last 20 years, much longer than any conventional tank-type water heater. And because it’s tankless, you don’t have to worry about tank leaks and water damage.

Going tankless is more affordable with an instant discount up to $300. It’s available if you install an ENERGY STAR-certified tankless natural gas water heater with electric ignition. Whether you’re replacing an old water heater or installing one in a new home, you'll save money up front.

ENERGY STAR is a widely recognized and trusted label on products that meet strict energy efficiency requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. By using less energy, these products also help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. Learn more at the ENERGY STAR website.

Go tankless today and enjoy hot water and savings you can count on.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Step 1 - Talk with your plumbing contractor to decide which ENERGY STAR-certified unit works best for you.

Step 2 - Your plumbing contractor can find details on qualifying units* and approval requirements at participating equipment distributor locations or refer to your utility’s website.

CNG     SCG     Eversource

Step 3 - Have your qualifying unit installed. Simple!

*Instant Distributor Discounts: HVAC equipment distributors automatically apply our instant discount to the price they charge your contractor for qualified equipment.  Multiple instant discounts for the same unit (equipment serial number) will not be accepted. Your installer should pass this instant discount along to you through a lower equipment installation cost.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Residential customers of CNG, SCG or Eversource can participate.

Eligible Equipment

Instant discounts* are available for:

  • ENERGY STAR-certified Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater with Electric Ignition. Units must have an EF1 of .94 or greater.
  • ENERGY STAR-certified Natural Gas Condensing storage water heater. Units must have a Thermal Efficiency of 0.95 or greater. 

EF - Energy Factor.

Funding for this instant discount program is limited to the period indicated or while funds last.

Finding ENERGY STAR-certified units is easy. Just talk to your plumber or look for the ENERGY STAR label. Qualifying units are available through local plumbing distributor supply stores.

*Instant Distributor Discounts:  HVAC equipment distributors can now automatically apply the Energize CT instant discount to the price they charge your contractor for qualified equipment. Multiple instant discounts for the same unit (equipment serial number) will not be accepted.

If you are a Connecticut resident and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your municipal utility's website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. 

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.  

We have instant discounts for the following hot water heater:

  • A $300 instant discount for ENERGY STAR-certified Condensing Storage Tanks with a Thermal Efficiency of 0.95 or greater

High efficiency models have better insulation, heat traps, and more efficient burners than standard models. Improvements that have a modest impact on price but increase efficiency by about 7.5%.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Plumbing Contractors:  Offer your customers high efficiency water heating equipment at a reduced cost without the hassle of a rebate form.

The electric and gas utilities have partnered with many Connecticut equipment distributors to offer an instant discount at your point of purchase.  Help your customers make the decision to switch to high efficiency equipment by offering it at pricing comparable to standard equipment. 

When you purchase eligible equipment from a participating distributor, the instant discount amount has already been deducted from your purchase cost.  The distributor will request some information from you including the name and address of the customer and their housing type.

Now, you have the opportunity to offer your customer the equipment at a lower price because the instant discount is already applied.  You saved your customer the hassle of completing and mailing a rebate form and provided them with superior, energy-saving equipment.

All Eversource, UI, CNG, and SCG customers are eligible for rebates, but only licensed contractors may purchase equipment with the instant discount applied at the distributor. 

Below is a list of the types of water heating equipment included.  

Equipment Type Minimum Efficiency for Instant Discount Instant Discount $/Unit
ENERGY STAR certified Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater Greater than or equal to .94 EF with Electronic Ignition $300 
ENERGY STAR certified Natural Gas Standalone Condensing Water Heater Greater than or equal to .95 TE² $300 

1 UEF– Uniform Energy Factor
2 TE – Thermal Efficiency

Ductless Split Heat Pump Rebates

 
Type
Home
 
Category
 
Instant Discount
Up to $500
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Rebates

Need to add heat to an addition? Turning a three-season room into a year-round room? Try an ultra-efficient and quiet ductless split heat pump for your heating and cooling needs.

Additional Details

A ductless heat pump, also known as a mini-split heat pump, is a highly efficient heating and cooling system that can operate at a fraction of the cost of baseboards and wall heaters. Their superior air distribution helps make living spaces more comfortable, and they are great for homes with open floor plans.

Ductless heat pumps are very effective for electrically heated homes or areas where ductwork does not exist or cannot be installed. They are easy to install as a new primary heat source, making them a good choice for home remodel projects, additions and new construction.

Studies have shown that ductless heat pumps can reduce heating and cooling costs 25 to 50 percent. Systems are competitively priced and available from many well-known manufacturers. Because they are easy to install, installation costs are low compared to other heating and cooling methods.

How We Help

We make it affordable to install a ductless heat pump with instant discounts for qualifying units of  $500 per ton up to two systems per home. Equipment should be installed by a licensed contractor that is certified by the manufacturer of the product being installed. 

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

During heating season, ductless heat pumps draw heat from outside air and move it inside. Because they tap into existing heat in the air, they use less electricity to keep your home at a comfortable temperature. In the summer, they extract heat from the air inside your home and move it outside to provide cooling.

Ductless heat pumps have three main parts:

  1. An indoor unit that mounts on the wall or ceiling
  2. An outdoor unit that typically sits on the ground
  3. A remote control that operates the inside unit


The indoor and outdoor units are connected by small refrigerant lines, which are installed through a very small hole in the wall. The indoor unit circulates the heated or cooled air into the room. The units are smaller than conventional air conditioning equipment and less intrusive. Because expensive and invasive ductwork isn’t necessary, installation is easy, inexpensive and less disruptive.

A cool way to stay warm!

Step 1 - Find an Installer

Saving is easy with an instant discount from Participating DistributorsTo be eligible for an instant discount, equipment should be installed by a licensed contractor that is certified by the manufacturer of the product being installed.

Instant discounts are available for customers of the following utilities:

Eversource     UI

Step 2

Make your home more energy efficient to get the most out of a new heating system. Get started with help from the Home Energy Solutions program.

Step 3 - Select your system

Select the system you want to install. Your contractor will help you select the right manufacturer and model for your needs.

Step 4

Receive Your Instant Discount:

  • Prior to purchase, confirm your system qualifies for the discount with your contractor or by checking the minimum efficiency chart on the Who is Eligible and Qualifying Ductless and/or Ducted Split System Heat Pumps section below.
  • Have your Installer provide a quote for qualified equipment from a participating distributor that includes the instant discount.
  • Finally have your Installer purchase and install qualified equipment from a participating distributor. It’s that easy!

 

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

 

All Eversource and UI residential electric service customers are eligible for instant discounts.

Qualified system must be installed in the service territory of the Participating Utility and by a licensed contractor. Note: Ductless and/or Ducted air source heat pump split system sold prior to April 1, 2021 will receive the corresponding tier rebate if it meets the qualifying SEER and HSPF criteria, the minimum heating capacity ratio will be required.

Minimum Efficiency Levels / Instant Discount Schedules
Eligible Equipment Type Minimum Efficiency
for Rebate
Instant Discount
Per Ton*
AHRI1 Rated Ductless Single Zone Air Source Heat Pump Tier 1: 18 SEER2/
10 HSPF3 / 58% Heating Capacity Ratio (47º - 17º)4
$250**
Tier 2: 22 SEER2/
10 HSPF3 / 58% Heating Capacity Ratio (47º - 17º)4
$500**
AHRI Rated Ducted and/or Ductless Multi Zone Air Source Heat Pump Tier 1: 16 SEER2 /
9.5 HSPF3/ 58% Heating Capacity Ratio (47º - 17º)4
$250**
Tier 2: 20 SEER2 /
10 HSPF3 / 58% Heating Capacity Ratio (47º - 17º)4
$500**

1 AHRI – Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute. All equipment must be rated in the AHRI Heat Pumps and Heat Pump Coils directory found online at www.AHRIdirectory.org.
2 SEER – Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio
3 HSPF – Heating and Seasonal Performance Factor
4 Heating Capacity Ratio requirement is the minimum equipment performance for heating capacity at 17º F, divided by the heating capacity at 47º F, expressed as a percentage.
* Instant discount at participating distributors. (No mail-in rebate) The installer must identify this discount on the customer invoice. Ductless and/or ducted split heat pump systems instant discounts may be combined with other available residential rebates.
** There is a maximum of two instant discount incentives per home.  One incentive equals a matched assembly consisting of one outdoor unit and associated single or multi indoor units.

 

Qualifying Systems

To qualify for instant discounts, ductless and/or ducted split heat pump systems must be AHRI certified with matched assemblies in which both the condenser unit and the evaporator coil are installed simultaneously. A matched assembly is a model combination that is listed in the AHRI Directory of Certified Equipment. A matched assembly shall also include the air handler, furnace, or other component that is used to determine the rating according to ANSI/AHRI STANDARD 210/240-2008. To see a list of qualifying units, download the CT Qualified Products List (QPL).

To learn more, click on your utility’s website below or call 877-WISE-USE:

Eversource     UI

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.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.

What is a ductless heat pump?

A.

A ductless heat pump is a highly efficient zonal heating and cooling system that does not require ductwork. The system includes an outdoor compressor unit and one or more indoor air-handling units, called “heads,” which are linked by a refrigerant line. Indoor heads are typically mounted high on a wall or ceiling covering a three-inch hole where the refrigerant line passes through to the outside unit that is mounted at the base of the house. Each indoor head corresponds with a heating and cooling zone that can be controlled independently.

Q.

Do I still need my old heaters?

A.

While a ductless system can be used as a primary heat source, most homeowners are encouraged to keep their existing electric heating units to supplement the DHP system in extreme weather conditions or in hard to reach extremities of the home.

Q.

How does a ductless heat pump work?

A.

 

Ductless heat pumps are reversible, two-way heat pumps that use electricity to transfer heat between outdoor and indoor air by compressing and expanding a refrigerant. Using a refrigerant vapor compression cycle, like a common household refrigerator, ductless heat pumps collect heat from outside the house and deliver it inside on the heating cycle, and vice versa on the cooling cycle.
Ductless heat pumps use variable speed compressors with “inverter technology” (AC to DC) to continuously match the heating/cooling load. This prevents the on/off cycling of conventional electric resistance and central heating systems, which are often associated with uncomfortable temperature variations and high energy consumption.

Ductless systems consist of three main parts:
1.An outdoor unit that contains a condensing coil, an inverter-driven variable speed compressor, an expansion valve and a fan to cool the condenser coil.
2.An indoor unit that contains an evaporator and a quiet oscillating fan to distribute air into the space.
3. A refrigerant line set made of insulated copper tubing, which is housed in a conduit alongside a power cable, and a condensation drain.

Systems also include a remote control to set the desired temperature and program nighttime settings.

 

Q.

How is the system controlled?

A.

The system is controlled with a remote control, which also functions as a programmable thermostat. Most systems offer various modes of operation such as quiet, high or timer. Wall-mounted controls are also available.

Q.

What are appropriate applications for a ductless heat pump?

A.

Replacing an existing zonal heating system – Ductless heat pumps can replace or supplement existing electric baseboard, wall or ceiling units, wood stoves and other space heaters (such as propane or kerosene). A cost-effective electric heat conversion in a small house might consist of a single system serving the main area of the house, with existing electric baseboards left in place in bedrooms and bathrooms.
Room additions – A ductless heat pump can be a good choice when a room is added to a house or an attic is converted to living space. It can provide efficient heating and cooling without having to extend existing ductwork or pipes or install electric resistance heaters.
New construction – New homes can be designed or adapted to take advantage of the characteristics of ductless heat pumps. Typically one or more systems are installed in various “zones” of a house to simplify installation and minimize refrigerant line length.

Q.

Are ductless heat pumps efficient?

A.

Yes! Ductless heat pumps can operate using 25 to 50 percent less energy than electric resistance and forced air systems.
Three key factors account for their high efficiency:

1.Ductless heat pumps allow the user to control each heating/cooling zone independently, eliminating the costly over-heating and cooling common to central air systems. Why pay to heat or cool rooms that are not currently occupied? While central air systems lose as much as 30 percent efficiency through air leaks and conduction in the ductwork, ductless heat pumps distributing air directly into each zone. 

2.Inverter-driven variable speed compressors allow ductless heat pump systems to maintain constant indoor temperatures by running continuously at higher or lower speeds. The system can ramp up or down without great losses in operating efficiency, avoiding the energy-intensive on/off cycling common in electric resistance and forced-air systems. 

3.Modern ductless heat pumps have ultra-high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratios (SEER) between 16 and 26 and Heating Seasonal Performance Factors (HSPF) between 8.5 and 12.

Q.

How long have ductless heat pumps been used?

A.

Ductless heat pumps were developed in Japan in the 1970s and have since become a preferred heating and cooling system in Asia and much of Europe. In the United States, ductless heat pumps have been used commercially for over 20 years.

Q.

How much does a ductless heat pump cost?

A.

The average cost of an installed ductless heat pump with one indoor heating/cooling zone is $3,000 to $5,000. Additional heating zones and greater heating capacities increase the cost of the system. Other factors that will affect the cost of an installed system include the manufacturer and model, refrigerant line set length, installation difficulty and contractor rates.

Q.

What incentives are available for ductless heat pumps?

A.

You may qualify for an instant discount of up to $500 per home, provided by the Energy Efficiency Fund.

Q.

How long will a ductless heat pump system last?

A.

With proper maintenance and care, a ductless heat pump should perform for more than 20 years. Many systems installed in the 1980s are still functioning today.

Q.

What kind of maintenance does a ductless heat pump require?

A.

Ductless heat pumps require some basic maintenance to ensure optimum performance. In most cases, keeping the filters and coils clean is the only maintenance needed. It’s a simple task most homeowners can do themselves.

Q.

How do I know what size of system my house needs?

A.

Ductless heat pump systems are sized to meet the heating and cooling needs of individual zones in the home. There is a great deal of flexibility when it comes to system sizing. One indoor unit can provide between 9,000 Btu and 30,000 Btu depending on its capacity rating. Common indoor unit capacities are 9,000, 12,000, 18,000, 24,000 and 30,000 Btu. Outdoor units are sized to meet the combined load of all heating/cooling zones. Multi-zone systems may require more than one outdoor unit.

Express Service and Instant Lighting Rebates

 
Type
Business
 
Category
  • Lighting
  • Rebates

It is easy for businesses to save electricity and cut energy costs by installing high-efficiency lighting. Now with paper and instant rebates, you can enjoy all the energy-saving benefits without paying a premium price. What a bright idea!

Additional Details

Whether you are looking to replace your interior or exterior commercial lighting, there is an energy-saving solution regardless of the application. Instant discounts or rebates help to offset the premium price of lighting, making energy-saving lighting fixtures and bulbs a cost-effective choice.

Receive rebates on eligible replacement lamps instantly at participating distributors.  Find out more at the Commercial Lighting Instant Discounts section below.

Finding the right energy-efficient lighting solution is easy. We work with ENERGY STAR® and the DesignLights Consortium® to promote the most energy-efficient lighting technologies available and make them affordable through the Express Service Lighting Rebate program. You have access to rebates for a wide range of lighting, including T8 and T5 systems, LED Systems, exit signs, lighting controls and LED lights for coolers, freezers and refrigerator shelving.

ENERGY STAR certified commercial light fixtures use up to 75 percent less energy and last 10-50 times longer than incandescent lighting. Plus, qualified fixtures produce low heat, which reduces heating loads. LED options provide optimal precision lighting for commercial applications.

For a list of qualifying commercial lighting, see the application on your utility’s website. For additional information, visit websites for DesignLights Consortium and ENERGY STAR.

Make a smart energy choice and upgrade your lighting now.

Call 1-888-261-9859 with rebate questions or for more information. 

Commercial Lighting Instant Discounts are available to commercial, industrial, institutional, agricultural and multi-family property (common areas) customers of Eversource and UI facilities.

Or Express Service Lighting Rebates are available to commercial, industrial, institutional, agricultural and multi-family property (common areas) customers. See the rebate application for full rebate and product requirements. Other terms and conditions may apply. Customers are only eligible for rebates through one pathway with Energize Connecticut.

Lighting must be installed in the service territory of the participating utility.

When Express Service Lighting Rebates exceed $7,500, an authorized utility representative must inspect the project site before and after lighting is installed. 

General Product Requirements

  • Wattage reduction – There must be at least a 10 percent system wattage reduction between the old and new system wattage for a product to qualify.
     
  • Fixtures – Conversions to a T8 system can be either a total fixture replacement or simply a lamp and ballast replacement. Conversions from T8 to high-performance T8 or low wattage T8 systems must include lamp and ballast replacement to qualify for a rebate. Lamp-only replacements do not qualify.

If you are a Connecticut business 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.

Call 1-888-261-9859 with rebate questions or for more information. 

Choose One of Two Paths to Savings

Instant Discounts

Receive instant discounts on eligible replacement lamps instantly at participating distributors. Learn more at the Commercial Lighting Instant Discounts section below.

Or Express Service Lighting Rebates

Mail-in rebates are available for Eversource and UI customers on eligible products not discounted at the retail point of purchase. Work with your lighting supplier to find eligible energy-efficient lighting fixtures and bulbs that work best for you.  Then submit your mail-in rebate application. 

Rebates are per-unit fixed amounts paid directly to Eversource customers.

Call 1-888-261-9859 with rebate questions or for more information. 

Eversource and UI partner with a number of Connecticut distributors to offer instant lighting discounts at point of purchase retail locations.

These instant discounts are available to commercial, industrial, institutional, agricultural and multi-family property (common areas) customers of Eversource and UI. Lighting must be installed in the service territory of the participating utility.

Contractors and business customers may purchase eligible linear fluorescent and LED replacement lamps at a reduced cost without a rebate form. When purchasing eligible replacement lamps from a participating distributor, they will request the business name, address and contact information for the business that the lamps will be installed. The incentives noted in the table below will:

  • automatically be applied to your purchase; and,
  • your the invoice should include a line item reflecting the Energize Connecticut discount received.

Download the 2021 Lighting Product Incentive Table for a list of eligible lighting products.

*Rebates must meet the Minimum Customer Contribution (MCC) listed on the incentive table. Sales exceeding the pre-approval limit must be submitted for pre-approval before making the sale. Call your distributor for pre-approval. Products are eligible in both Eversource and UI territories.

Note: Small Business Energy Advantage participants are not eligible for this instant rebate.

Additional Resources:

Small Business Energy Advantage

 
Type
Business
 
Category
 
Incentive
Up to 50% of Install Cost
  • Building Controls/Energy Mgmt.
  • Drives, Refrig. Controls, Timers & ECMs
  • Energy Assessment (Audit)
  • Financing
  • Gas Water Heating
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Insulation
  • Lighting
  • Rebates

A utility-authorized contractor performs a no-cost, no-obligation energy assessment (audit) of your facility and then manages the installation of the energy-saving improvements. This one-stop service, combined with our incentives and zero-interest, on-bill payment plans, allows you to get started right away.

Additional Details

The Companies continue to work in coordination with public health experts and officials and members of the contractor community to discuss how contractors can resume services as quickly and safely as possible. We must continue to make safety the highest priority.

Please visit our Energize CT COVID-19 Energy Efficiency Program Update page for more information and frequently asked questions or visit:

A Virtual Pre-Assessment for Small Businesses 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 contractor at no cost. Connect with us to learn more about how we can help you reduce your energy costs.

If you’re like many small commercial and industrial customers, you do not have the time, financial resources or in-house expertise necessary to analyze and reduce your energy usage. We can help. Our utility-authorized contractors will come to your business and perform a no-cost, no-obligation audit of your facility that includes lighting, HVAC and refrigeration systems. You’ll receive a customized recommendation that shows you how much energy and money you could save by upgrading to energy-efficient equipment. The contractor manages the whole installation process for you. And with our incentives and low-interest on-bill payment plans, you won’t have to worry about cash flow. It couldn’t be easier to save money. Just pick up the phone and call. That’s all you need to do.

Features:

  • Free energy assessment
  • Comprehensive proposal includes all eligible energy efficiency measures, complete with material and installation costs and estimated savings
  • You decide what improvements make sense for you; there’s no obligation to install  
  • No upfront costs for installed upgrades
  • Incentives up to 50 percent of the installed cost
  • Zero-interest and low-cost financing * (payable on your monthly electric bill, so you only have one monthly payment)
  • One-year warranty on contractors’ parts and labor

*Must qualify for financing. Zero-interest financing available to qualified customers.

Don’t wait - call today to start saving. Your investment will deliver energy cost savings, year after year.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

Steps to Take Smart Energy Action

Step 1 -

Schedule your no obligation energy assessment with a Small Business Energy Advantage (SBEA) program-authorized contractor. These licensed professionals have been selected by your utility, work throughout the state and are fully trained in how the program works. 

Getting started is easy. Call our toll-free number, contact a program-authorized contractor, or contact your utility provider:

  • Call 1-877-WISE-USE.
     
  • Click Find-A-Professional to locate a SBEA program-authorized contractor.
     
  • Click the link of your utility provider: Eversource     UI

Step 2 - 

Once your utility determines that you are eligible for the program, the SBEA-authorized contractor calls you to schedule a visit.

Step 3 -

During the visit, the contractor conducts an energy assessment of your facility free of charge. Your utility reviews the assessment and, if approved, the contractor presents you with a proposal. The comprehensive proposal includes energy-saving improvements that make sense for your business, complete installation costs and estimated energy savings, along with the incentives that you qualify for and your financing options.

Step 4 -

After the paperwork is signed, your project can get started - in some cases within 30 days. SBEA program incentives offset a portion of the cost of qualifying measures.

Step 5 -

Interest-free financing for the balance of the project is available for qualified customers. The financed amount will appear on your monthly electric bill, allowing you to make just one monthly payment for both your SBEA loan and your electric bill.

Financial incentives help get your project completed the right way, the first time. The energy-saving benefits will continue, year after year.

Examples of typical energy-efficient upgrades include:

Lighting – interior/exterior
  • High-performance lighting
  • Induction and LED lighting
  • Occupancy sensors
  • Photocells
Heating/ventilation/air conditioning
  • Energy-efficient equipment upgrades
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Energy management systems
Refrigeration
  • Anti-condensation door heater controls
  • Evaporator fan controls
  • Night covers
  • Electronically commutated motors
  • Energy-efficient kitchen equipment
Natural gas-saving equipment
  • Spray nozzles
  • Showerheads
  • Aerators
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Pipe and duct insulation
  • Energy management systems
  • Indoor boiler reset controls
  • Heating equipment
  • Water heating equipment
  • Kitchen equipment
  • Infrared space heaters
  • Envelope measures
Other improvements
  • Air compressors
  • Variable frequency drives
  • Premium-efficiency motors
  • Custom measures

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

Commercial and Industrial Eversource customers that use less than 1,000,000 kWh annually across all of their CT properties, and UI customers with an average 12-month peak demand between 10 and 200kW. For natural gas measures, must be a firm customer of CNG, SCG or Eversource.

Check your Eligibility

  1. Gather last month's bill(s) you received for all your commercial or industrial properties.
  2. Locate your total usage last month on each bill and add together your total monthly usual.
  3. Are you under 60,000 kWh? If so, you may qualify! Call Eversource today!

Many types of small businesses can benefit:

  • Restaurants
  • Car washes
  • Churches/synagogues/meeting centers
  • Long term care/ Assisted living
  • Libraries, museums and more
  • Retail stores
  • Office settings: insurance and real estate brokers, law offices, doctor's offices, accounting firms, etc.
  • Grocery and convenience stores
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Gyms

Starting the process is easy. Just contact one of the SBEA contractors listed on your utility’s website or call 877-WISE-USE to start the process. Click the link to your utility below:

Eversource     UI  

If you are a Connecticut business and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your municipal utility's website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. 

Thousands of Connecticut small business and commercial customers have benefited from SBEA - and you can too. Some example projects include:

Examples of Small Business and Commercial Customers that have Benefited from SBEA
PROJECT: Family Farm Independently Owned Grocery Store Museum
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Energy Efficient Lighting and Occupancy Sensors Energy Efficient Lighting, Occupancy Sensors, Cooler Night Covers, Motors, and Controls Energy Efficient Lighting and Occupancy Sensors
TOTAL COST: $5,899 $218,597 $32,175
CONNECTICUT ENERGY EFFICIENCY FUND INCENTIVE: $2,947 $69,945 $9,605
MONTHLY LOAN PAYMENT
(ZERO PERCENT INTEREST):
$227/13 months $5,946/25 months $940/24 months
NET MONTHLY ELECTRIC SAVINGS
(DURING LOAN PERIOD):
$26 $127 $53
NET MONTHLY ELECTRIC SAVINGS
​(AFTER THE LOAN IS PAID OFF):
$253 $6,073 $993
 

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information. 

Energy Opportunities

 
Type
Business
 
Category
 
Incentive
Various Incentives and Financing Available
  • Building Controls/Energy Mgmt.
  • Drives, Refrig. Controls, Timers & ECMs
  • Energy Assessment (Audit)
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Insulation
  • Lighting
  • Rebates

With today’s energy costs, delaying to upgrade old inefficient equipment can actually cost you money. Invest in energy-efficient equipment now to reduce operating costs and improve productivity, ease-of-use, comfort and even aesthetics.

Additional Details

In today's competitive environment, energy efficiency may not be at the top of your list when it comes to replacing functioning equipment. But energy cost savings and other benefits can deliver attractive returns on investment and savings for years to come. Now, with support from us, you have the financial and technical assistance that will enable you to upgrade to energy-efficient equipment.

We make upgrading to energy-efficient equipment affordable. Our energy experts work with you to maximize energy cost savings by replacing or modifying inefficient, functioning equipment such as lighting, HVAC, chillers, motors, controls, water heaters and commercial cooking equipment.

We help you upgrade to high-efficiency alternatives by reducing upfront costs with:

  • Financial incentives up to 40% of the installed costs
  • Zero-interest or low-interest rate financing

The program also offers “express rebates” for common measures for fast and convenient savings.

All types of businesses are saving thousands of dollars each year. For example:

Connecticut Children’s Medical Center

  • Received a $37,000 incentive to offset its investment in high-efficiency HVAC controls
  • Saves approximately $23,000/year
  • “The Fund made it possible for us to do the right thing for our patients and the environment.” –Bob Will, Facilities Manager


The Lighting Quotient (Lighting fixture designer/manufacturer)

  • Received an $84,000 incentive to defray its investment in new gas-fired heating boilers
  • Saves approximately $30,000/year
  • “Our business is now not only innovative in our lighting solutions, but also innovative in embracing a green workplace, and this message is carried into the community by our employees. With our energy-efficient environment, our employees have a new sense of pride, and they bring this pride into their homes.” – Allison Walker, Chairman and CEO

Incentives help you save on equipment costs and continue to save on capital and operating costs.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Steps to Take Smart Energy Action

Step 1 -

Utility energy experts will work with you to identify energy-saving equipment opportunities that make sense for your business. You maintain complete control over your project.

Step 2 -

Energy Opportunities program administrators prepare a project agreement for your signature prior to ordering equipment. This agreement details all of the energy-efficient measures, estimated energy savings and anticipated incentive amounts. Information on zero-percent or low-interest financing is also provided.

Step 3 -

You work with your own preferred contractors and/or maintenance staff to purchase and install the energy-efficient equipment.

Step 4 -

After the project is completed and the measures are inspected and verified, your company or organization receives an incentive payment.

Incentives are available for the following energy-efficient equipment:

Energy-Efficient Lighting

  • T5 and T8 florescent fixtures
  • Induction technology based fixtures
  • High-performance, hardwired compact fluorescent fixtures
  • Daylight controls
  • Automatic dimming/occupancy sensors
  • LED lighting


Energy-Efficient HVAC

  • Natural gas furnaces and unit heaters
  • Natural gas boilers
  • Natural gas radiant heaters
  • Boiler reset controls
  • Chillers
  • Rooftop or split-system air conditioning equipment
  • Energy management systems
  • Premium motors
  • Variable speed drives
  • CO2 controls
  • Occupancy-based HVAC controls
  • Programmable thermostats
  • Differential enthalpy economizer controls


Energy-Efficient Refrigeration

  • Ammonia refrigeration systems
  • Mechanical sub-coolers
  • Evaporator controls
  • Oversized condensers
  • High-speed cooler/freezer doors
  • Electronically commutated motors (ECMs)


Energy-Efficient Water Heating

  • Natural gas indirect water heaters
  • Natural gas on-demand tankless water heaters


Energy-Efficient Process-Related Equipment

  • Premium motors
  • Variable speed drives
  • Infrared heaters and gas-fired ovens
  • Commercial kitchen cooking equipment, including exhaust hoods, ranges and ovens
  • Air compressors and related system components
  • Process chillers
  • Material handling equipment (conveyor belt systems and screw-feed devices)


Custom Measures

Financial incentives will help get your project completed the right way, the first time. The energy-saving benefits will continue, year after year.

Call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

Eversource or UI commercial, industrial or municipal customers of any size engaged in an electric saving retrofit project. For natural gas saving measures, you must be a firm customer of CNG, SCG or Eversource.

A retrofit is defined as replacement of existing equipment that is operational and has at least 25 percent of its useful life remaining or upgrades and/or modifications of existing equipment that save energy.

To see the minimum qualification and incentive criteria for common measures in this program, please visit your utility’s website at the links below:

Eversource     UI     CNG     SCG

Many types of businesses can benefit:

  • Restaurants
  • Manufacturers
  • Retail stores
  • Hospitals
  • Government and municipal buildings
  • Lodging
  • Schools, colleges and universities
  • Office settings: insurance and real estate brokers, law offices, accounting firms, etc.
  • Private buildings: libraries, museums and more

Starting the process is easy. Just call 877-WISE-USE or click the link to your utility below:

Eversource     UI     CNG     SCG

If you are a Connecticut business 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.

Commercial Multifamily Properties

 
Type
Business
 
Category
  • Appliances & Electronics
  • Energy Assessment (Audit)
  • Heating & Cooling
  • Hot Water
  • Insulation
  • Lighting
  • Rebates

Reduce energy and operating costs and make the multifamily property you own or manage more comfortable and environmentally friendly with the Multifamily Initiative.

Additional Details

This program provides customized solutions for multifamily buildings or complexes with five or more units, and includes:

  • Assistance with energy efficiency upgrade projects already planned
  • An assessment of your building's energy-saving opportunities
  • Resources to support in-depth assessment of a full range of strategies for further improvements including solar and other renewable energy, as well as health and safety measures
  • Incentives and financing for energy efficiency upgrades

Provide your contact information and any project information with this application. For energy efficiency projects, submit it to your electric utility company. For renewable energy and/or financing  projects only, submit your application to the Green Bank. If your application is for both energy efficiency and renewable energy or financing, submit it to both your electric utility and the Green Bank.

Eversource     UI     Connecticut Green Bank

At this point, if you already have an energy efficiency or renewable energy project, additionally submit any project proposal(s) and a completed Project Form to your electric utility company (for energy efficiency projects) and to the Connecticut Green Bank (for projects including renewable energy and/or financing). After we’ve helped you address this proposal, if you’d like to evaluate your property in a more holistic way, follow the steps below.

Need help designing your project?

Once you’ve completed Step 1 above, a utility or Green Bank representative (as appropriate) will contact you. A professional consultant or in-house representative is available to visit your property to identify the cost-effective energy improvement opportunities that make the most sense for your property. Technical and financial assistance is available through the Multifamily Initiative for a wide variety of design and predevelopment tasks, including: 

Potential Measures Assessed Technical & Financial Assistance Available
  • Air sealing
  • Domestic hot water saving measures
  • Energy-efficient lighting
  • Insulation
  • Windows
  • High-efficiency heating, ventilation or air conditioning
  • ENERGY STAR® appliances
  • High-efficiency water heating systems
  • Energy saving control strategies on building equipment
  • Solar PV and other renewable energy systems
  • Energy benchmarking
  • Green design and charrettes
  • Assessment of capital improvements 
    (including green physical needs assessments (PNAs))
  • Assessments of energy-related health and safety issues
  • Designing, engineering, and bidding work
  • Predevelopment loans
  • Financial packaging

Using the recommendations from the energy assessment and any technical assistance you select, design and price a comprehensive project that will maximize your energy savings, as well as the incentives and financing you will receive.

If your project qualifies based on your submitted proposals, plans, specifications, and pricing, you will receive a commitment of incentive dollars and, if requested, an offer for financing the balance of the project cost. You can also provide your own financing or explore one of these sources. After construction and required inspections are complete, incentives are paid.

It is recommended that owners track utility use and verify that equipment is working properly during the warranty period and beyond.

Existing properties of five or more residential units may be eligible for the Multifamily Initiative. 

The following types of properties are eligible:

  • Apartment buildings and complexes
  • Condominiums and co-operatives
  • Congregate and senior housing
  • Mixed-use residential and commercial properties

Questions? Contact your utility or the Connecticut Green Bank using a link below:

Eversource     UI     Connecticut Green Bank

If you are a Connecticut resident and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your municipal utility's website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. The Connecticut Green Bank provides renewable energy programs and financing to all Connecticut municipalities

 

ENERGY STAR ® Retail Products

 
Type
Home
 
Category
  • Appliances & Electronics
  • Rebates

Improve your home’s energy use and the planet when you buy ENERGY STAR®-certified products. Start saving right away with reduced pricing or rebates for qualifying products. 

Additional Details

Energy efficient appliances made to fit the style of your home with modern designs and premium features

When you buy an appliance, there are two price tags: the price of the appliance and the cost of the energy (and sometimes water) to run it. Choosing energy-saving ENERGY STAR certified appliances can reduce those operating costs by 10 to 50 percent compared with standard models and even more compared with older models in your home.

The Energize Connecticut sponsors work with retailers and manufacturers to promote ENERGY STAR appliances. ENERGY STAR is a widely recognized and trusted label on products that meet strict energy efficiency requirements set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy. These products use less energy and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change without sacrificing performance or design.

You’ll find the ENERGY STAR label on more than 65 different kinds of products, including appliances. Look for refrigerators, freezers, room air conditioners, dishwashers, clothes washers and dehumidifiers that carry the ENERGY STAR. They’re made to fit the style of your home with modern designs and premium features.

Refrigerators/Freezers

Refrigerators are one of the biggest energy users in your home. ENERGY STAR-certified refrigerators are about 9-10 percent more energy efficient than standard models, and freezers are at least 10 percent more energy efficient.

Room Air Conditioners

ENERGY STAR certified room air conditioners are at least 10 percent more efficient than standard models. They often include timers for better temperature control, allowing you to use the minimum amount of energy you need to cool your room. By choosing an ENERGY STAR-certified model room air conditioner and using the energy-saving features, you make your home more comfortable and save energy and money.

Dishwashers

ENERGY STAR-certified dishwashers are 10 to 20 percent more energy efficient than standard models. They also minimize water use and water heating costs through innovative design features and controls.

Clothes Washers

The average American family washes about 300 loads of laundry each year. ENERGY STAR-certified clothes washers use about 20 percent less energy and 35 percent less water than regular washers. Available in front-load and top-load models, most have a greater tub capacity, which allows you to do fewer loads.

Dehumidifiers

Dehumidifiers reduce the amount of moisture in the air and help prevent mold, mildew and odor. An ENERGY STAR-certified dehumidifier is 15 percent more energy efficient than standard models.

The Energize Connecticut sponsors work with retailers throughout the state to make sure ENERGY STAR products are available to you. Look for the ENERGY STAR wherever you purchase appliances for energy savings. You can also learn more at the ENERGY STAR website.

Visit your utility provider’s energy marketplace below for more on ENERGY STAR products.

Eversource Search for the model that is right for you and redeem rebates for humidifiers and air purifiers. Purchase ENERGY STAR certified Wi-Fi smart thermostats and LEDs online and receive instant discounts.

United Illuminating Purchase energy-saving products including ENERGY STAR certified Wi-Fi smart thermostats and LEDs online and receive instant discounts.

Learn more about Wi-Fi smart thermostats.

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