Connecticut - Residential Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebates

July 28, 2010


Note: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing a total of $300 million to U.S. states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to establish rebate programs for new energy-efficient appliances that replace existing appliances in homes. Each state and territory has designed its own program. Rebates will be available until the state program's funding is exhausted. Be sure to confirm that rebate funds are still available in your state before making purchasing decisions.

This program closed on July 15, 2010. This information is for reference only.

Connecticut's residential energy efficient appliance program is open from the January 25, 2010 through July 15, 2010. Eligible equipment, including Energy Star refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners (room and central A/C), and clothes washers must replace existing, older equipment and must be installed in Connecticut residences. The older equipment must be recycled according to state standards. See the website for application forms and additional application instructions.

Water heating systems were added to the program and the start date for eligible water heater systems is April 1, 2010 and the end date is July 15, 2010. Electric heat pump water heaters are eligible for $400 rebate, natural gas or propane gas storage water heaters are eligible for $100 or $200 depending on efficiency, natural gas or propane gas tankless water heater are eligible for $250 rebate, and solar water heaters are eligible for $400. Solar water heating systems must also participate in the Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Solar Thermal Incentive Program to qualify.

Call 1-877 WISE USE for additional information.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Connecticut
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
Start Date: 01/25/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Clothes Washers
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
  • Air conditioners
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: Refrigerators, Freezers, and Room Air Conditioners: $50
Clothes Washers: $100
Central Air Conditioners: $500
Water Heaters: $100-$400 depending on system
Maximum Incentive: The rebate cannot exceed 50% of the cost of the appliance.
Equipment Requirements: Refrigerators: Energy Star
Freezers: Energy Star
Room Air Conditioners: Energy Star
Clothes Washers: Energy Star, CEE Tier 2 and up
Central Air Conditioners: Energy Star, AHRI Rated, CEE Tier 2
Electric Heat Pump Water Heater: Energy Star (Energy Factor 2 or greater)
Natural Gas or Propane Gas Storage Water Heater: Energy Star, Energy Factor 0.62 or greater
Natural Gas or Propane Gas Tankless Water Heater: Energy Star, Energy Factor 0.82 or greater
Solar Water Heater: Energy Star, Solar Fraction 0.5 or greater
Installation Requirements: Must replace an older, less-efficient appliance


Name: Public Information
Organization: Connecticut Office of Policy and Management
Address: 450 Capitol Avenue
Hartford CT 06106-1379
Phone: (860) 418-6200

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.