Condo Owners

Get Comfortable with Energy Savings

You don’t have to live in a single-family home to benefit from energy efficiency. As a condo owner, you can save money and make your home more comfortable with energy-saving improvements. But it doesn’t have to cost a lot. Start with simple, no-cost or low-cost steps you can take right away. It’s easy to get started with resources from Energize Connecticut.

Overview

If you are a typical condo owner in New England, you spend about $2,400 each year on energy1. You may spend even more if your condo fees include energy costs for the common areas in your complex. The good news is that there are many energy-saving improvements you and your condo association can make to reduce energy costs and increase comfort.

Energy-efficient upgrades may also increase the value of your home. Due to relatively high energy expenses, savvy homebuyers are now asking about energy costs. The National Association of Realtors' 2010 Profile of Home Buyers and Sellers found that nearly 90 percent of buyers considered heating and cooling bills important, and more than 70 percent wanted high-efficiency appliances.

This same survey found that for every dollar saved each year on energy bills, home buyers were willing to pay $10-25 more for a given home. If you reduced your energy costs by just 10 percent, saving $240 a year, your condo’s value could increase by $2,400 to $6,0002.

As a condo owner, you have many energy-saving options. 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. (Check with your condo association about installing a renewable energy system.)  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

How We Help

Condo owners in Connecticut can take advantage of a number of energy efficiency and renewable energy programs funded through the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund and the Clean Energy Finance and Investment Authority. You and your condo association can benefit from a range of rebates and from technical advice and rebates from full-service energy efficiency programs like Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®. If your condo is heated by a common HVAC system, the Energy Opportunities program offers advice and rebates.

To find smart energy options that are right for you, please visit our programs wizardcheck out the smart energy solutions we offer, or see a list of popular choices below.

POPULAR CHOICES
Schedule In-Home Services

Take the first step with a low-cost or no-cost home energy check-up.

Trim Heating and Cooling Costs

Enjoy savings & comfort with a ductless heat pump. A $250-$1,000 rebate makes it affordable.

Save with ENERGY STAR®

Cash in on reduced pricing or rebates on efficient lighting & appliances.


HES - Income Eligible

Use less energy and save money with no-cost energy upgrades. If you meet income requirements, you can qualify for valuable home weatherization services, whether you rent or own your home. Sign up now to enjoy greater year-round comfort and lower energy costs.

Residential Solar Investment Program

Generate clean, renewable energy from the sun shining on your home. It’s easier than ever to install a solar photovoltaic (PV) system and reduce electricity costs. This program can help you purchase a solar system or lease one with little to no upfront cost.Find an Eligible Contractor and get ...

ENERGY STAR® Retail Products

ENERGY STAR-certified appliances improve your home and the planet. You’ll find these energy-saving products at retailers near you. Start saving right away with reduced pricing or rebates for qualifying products. Then enjoy energy savings month after month.

ENERGY STAR® Lighting

Switching to energy-efficient lighting is one of the easiest ways to save money and energy and do your part for the environment. To make it easy and affordable, we team up with retailers and manufacturers to offer discount prices on many types of ENERGY STAR-certified lighting products.

Home Energy Solutions – Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®

Maximize comfort while minimizing energy costs with help from a qualified Home Performance with ENERGY STAR contractor. You’ll receive recommendations for energy-saving improvements customized for your home and have access to rebates and low-interest financing to make the upgrades that are right ...

Ductless Split Heat Pump Rebates

Need to add heat to an addition? Do you plan to turn a three season room into a year round room? A ductless split heat pump may be the solution for your heating and cooling. These safe, reliable and efficient systems are easy to install and quiet to operate. Stay warm in the winter and cool in the ...

ENERGY STAR® Central Air Conditioner or Heat Pump Rebate

If your heating and cooling system is more than 10 years old or needs to be replaced, installing an ENERGY STAR® -certified system lets you rest easy with energy savings and year-round comfort. With a $250 rebate for qualifying systems, making an energy-smart choice has never been easier.

ENERGY STAR®
Heat Pump Water Heater Instant Rebate

Replace your old electric water heater with a heat pump water heater and slash water heating costs up to 50 percent. Because it’s one of the most efficient ways to heat water, Energize Connecticut is offering a $400 instant rebate on ENERGY STAR® -certified models sold through participating ...

Geothermal Heat Pump Rebates

If you are looking for an efficient and environmentally friendly technology to heat and cool your home, consider a geothermal heat pump. They are similar to ordinary heat pumps, but instead of using heat found in outside air, they rely on the stable, even heat of the earth. In the winter, they move ...

High Efficiency Natural Gas 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 a rebate up to $500. You’ll never have to worry about running out of hot water again.

High Efficiency Furnace, Natural Gas Boiler and Boiler Circulator Pump Instant Discounts

Reduce your home heating costs with a high-efficiency furnace or natural gas boiler. You’ll enjoy clean, reliable heat and receive an instant discount of up to $750 when you install a qualifying natural gas, oil or propane furnace, a natural gas boiler or a boiler circulator pump.

Multi-Family

Do you own or manage a multi-family building? Do you have tenants or owners living in the building? Are you about to start construction? Chances are you may be eligible for more than one energy-efficiency program offered to Connecticut’s Electric and Gas residential and business customers. ...

Energize CT Heating Loan Program

Energy-efficient heating equipment saves you money and zero-interest financing helps you to enjoy those lower energy costs right away. Repayment through your utility bill makes the process easy. Now through May 31, 2015 financing at a 0% interest rate, up to $15,000, is available for qualified ...

Energy Conservation Loan Program

You may be eligible to borrow up to $25,000 at below market interest rate terms for the purchase and installation of cost-saving energy efficiency improvement.

CTCleanEnergyOptions

Even if you’re not ready to invest in a solar energy system for your home, you can support clean, renewable energy. Sign up for CTCleanEnergyOptions on-line or by calling the supplier of your choice. By paying a small surcharge, you can support renewable energy generation while ...

Quality Installation & Verification Program

Most of us would assume that our home’s new heating and cooling system is running at peak performance, right? But if it was not set-up correctly you could be losing the money you invested. How would you know? And who would you call? We can help. Our list of approved contractors, not only ...

Residential Energy Efficiency Financing Program

Make energy-saving improvements today with help from streamlined, fixed-rate, low-interest financing. It couldn’t be easier. A home appraisal isn’t necessary, and you’ll have up to 12 years to repay the loan while your energy savings add up. You may even be able to repay your loan through ...

Residential New Construction Program

If you plan to build a new home, make energy efficiency a priority from the beginning. You’ll enjoy lower energy costs and greater comfort and have access to incentives for building to high performance standards.

Smart-E Bundle

For a limited time, we’re offering special smart energy bundles.  Choose a Smart-E bundle to take advantage of rates as low as 2.75% to 2.99% for 10 years! Smart-E Loans are affordable and easy, and applying through a local lender is simple.Click here to learn more about Smart-E loans for ...

SmartLiving Center

The SmartLiving Center is part science museum, part hands-on activity center and part home improvement showroom. Whether you visit for a seminar, an event or a tour, you’ll learn how to use energy wisely throughout your home and make smart energy choices. The Orange location will be closing on ...

Tax Credits

Many energy-saving home improvements qualify for tax credits that can reduce your tax liability. Coupled with rebates and incentives, they help make smart energy choices pencil out.