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Home Energy Solutions

Reducing Your Home’s Energy Bill has Never Been Easier

The Home Energy Solutions (HES) program, supported by Energize Connecticut, is an innovative solution to reducing your home’s energy bill. A CL&P authorized contractor will perform an energy assessment, make on-the-spot improvements, including caulking and sealing of critical air leaks, and, depending on your eligibility, provide exclusive money-saving rebates on appliances, HVAC systems and insulation. A fee will be collected at the time of service.

Home Energy Solutions 

How Does the Program Work?

  • Choose one of the following methods to apply for Home Energy Solutions (HES):
    • Apply on-line for HES. CL&P will assign a contractor to you who will then call you to schedule an appointment. 
    • Call a CL&P authorized contractor today to schedule an appointment. You can download our list of contractors here:

      CL&P authorized contractors(PDF)  
     
  • Contractor energy assessment services may include the following:
    • A blower-door test which pinpoints critical drafts and air leaks. After they are found, the contractor will professionally seal them during the visit.
    • A duct test to assess air leaks within the ductwork system. The technician will seal those significant leaks.
    • Hot water-saving measures including low-flow showerheads and faucet aerators will be installed.
    • Rebates for qualifying central air conditioning systems and for replacement of certain inefficient appliances with qualifying energy-efficient models.
    • Installation of energy-efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs.
    • Incentives for insulation upgrades.
    • A ’kitchen table wrap-up’ where the technician will review the work that was done in your home and tell you about additional resources that can help you save energy and money. 
    • Home Energy Solutions Couple
  • A fee for the energy assessment will be collected by the CL&P authorized contractor at the time of the service.
  • Your HES energy expert may recommend improved insulation for your home. Click here for a list of approved installers.
  • You may be eligible for free weatherization services:
    • See if you qualify for Home Energy Solutions - Income-Eligible by clicking here.
     

For more information, call 1-877-WISE-USE (1-877-947-3873).  

Please note for people who have had a Home Energy Solutions energy assessment and would like to explore the ENERGY STAR Home Performance program:  

Energy StarIf you are interested in pursuing further energy saving measures as a result of your Home Energy Solutions energy assessment, click here to check out Home Performance with ENERGY STAR - a comprehensive, whole-house approach to improving energy efficiency and home comfort, while helping to protect the environment.