A healthy home is energy efficient, dry, cleanable, pest-free, safe, contaminant-free, properly ventilated, and maintained to ensure the well-being of its residents. Most people spend over 90 percent of their time indoors, which is why it’s so important to be aware of hidden risks that may exist in your home, such as carbon monoxide, lead, pests, mold and moisture, poor indoor air quality, and asthma triggers.
The Connecticut Efficient Healthy Homes Initiative (CTEHHI) can help you identify and address these risks in your home, while making your home more energy efficient so you can save money.
CTEHHI is made possible by Energize Connecticut, and by a Weatherization Innovation Pilot Program grant from the United States Department of Energy. CTEHHI is a community-based, statewide program conducted in collaboration with Connecticut Light & Power and The United Illuminating Company, as well as nonprofit, municipal, and healthcare partners across Connecticut.
During the Visit
Specialists will assess your home’s energy efficiency and perform a wide range of weatherization services, such as:
Specialists will conduct a comprehensive energy evaluation to determine if your home is eligible for deeper energy-saving measures.
In addition, specialists will also complete a Healthy Homes Checkup, which will identify health and safety issues that may be present in your home, such as mold or missing CO detectors. Based on the results of these assessments, you may be eligible for additional energy efficiency, health, and safety measures, to be installed in a second visit. The specialist may also refer you to partner programs that can help with issues such as lead paint, and will provide you with tips on easy ways to keep your home safe and healthy for you and your family.
Are You Eligible?
CTEHHI follows U.S. Department of Energy requirements for eligibility.
If you have received weatherization services under the U.S. Department of Energy Weatherization Assistance Program since September 30, 1994, you are not eligible to participate in CTEHHI. Start by locating your family size on the chart below and the dollar amount next to it. If your family’s combined Gross Annual Income is this amount or less, you are income-eligible for the program (income verification is required).
|FY 2013 State Median Income Guidelines |
Gross Annual Income
|Family Size||60% State Median|
|Household Size – including homeowners and renters that pay separately for heat.|
*Income chart is effective July 1-June 30 of each year. Additional eligibility requirements may apply.
If you are not eligible for CTEHHI, you can still lower your energy costs through the Home Energy Solutions program.
To apply for the CTEHHI program, download and complete the application:
If you have any questions, please call 1-877-WISE USE (1-877-947-3873).
Keep Your Home Healthy – Links to additional sites of interest
CTEHHI is supported by Energy Connecticut and the United States Department of Energy, and administered by The United Illuminating Company in partnership with The Connecticut Light and Power Company, Bridgeport Neighborhood Trust, the City of New Haven, the City of Bridgeport, Connecticut Children’s Medical Center/LAMPP, Connecticut Department of Public Health,Connecticut Housing Finance Authority, L. Wagner & Associates, NauVEL, NeighborWorks New Horizons, and Yale-New Haven Children’s Hospital Regional Lead Treatment Center.