Do-It-Yourselfers

Add Energy Efficiency to Your Tool Box

Are you handy around the house? Put energy-saving improvements on your “to-do” list to save money on energy costs and make your home more comfortable in every season. It doesn’t have to cost a lot. Start with simple no-cost or low-cost steps you can take right away, and then move on to bigger projects. It’s easy with resources from Energize Connecticut.

Overview

If you’ve watched home improvement shows and gotten tips on how to save energy, you have probably replaced your incandescent light bulbs with compact fluorescent or light-emitting diode bulbs. And you may have looked into your attic to check out the insulation and ventilation. You may also be aware that it’s important to seal the air leaks that cause drafts and learned that the best way to identify them is with a blower-door test. Unfortunately, you can’t rent one at the home improvement store.

But there is a solution: Have a home energy checkup through our Home Energy Solutions program. For only $75, a technician will pinpoint air leaks and seal them, test your heating system, check your ductwork, assess your insulation needs and give you recommendations for additional energy-saving improvements that qualify for rebates. Whether you go on to do the work yourself or hire someone, you benefit from expert advice specific to your home.

How We Help

As a Connecticut resident, you can take advantage of a number of smart energy programs. For example, you can benefit from rebates for energy-saving upgrades, plus on-the-spot improvements and advice through the Home Energy Solutions program.

To find smart energy options that are right for you, please visit our programs wizard, check 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.


Home Energy Solutions-Core Services

No matter how you heat your home, there’s an easy way to lower your energy bill that’s good for the environment – and can even make your home more comfortable. Home Energy Solutions offers on-the-spot services to homeowners and renters for immediate savings. We also empower you with ...

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. Sign up fast track

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.

Smart-E Loans

Smart-E Loans offer long-term, low-interest financing to help you upgrade your home’s energy performance. Smart-E Loans are affordable and easy, and applying through a local lender is simple.6 months no interest on Smart-E loans.Hurry, offer ends soon!Para más información oprima aqui.

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

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. ...

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 ...

Cozy Home Loan

The Cozy Home Loan makes energy improvements affordable for CT residents with low to moderate incomes. It is an easy-to-access, low-interest payment plan for eligible residents in Fairfield, New Haven and Litchfield counties.Apply online or call 888-232-3477 (888-AFC-FIRST).

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 ...

Energize CT Heating Loan Program

Energy-efficient heating equipment saves you money and low-interest financing helps you to enjoy those lower energy costs right away.  Repayment through your utility bill makes the process easy. Financing at a 2.99% interest rate, up to $15,000, is available for qualified homeowners for the ...

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 ...