(Electric and Gas ) Home Energy Solutions Rebate Program

June 11, 2019


Energize Connecticut, funded by Connecticut's public benefits charge, provides home energy efficiency rebate programs to customers of Connecticut Light and Power Company, United Illuminating Company, Connecticut Natural Gas, Southern Connecticut Gas, and Yankee Gas customers. In order to participate the customer can contact their utility or contact 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873) for more information.

The Home Energy Solutions program is divided into three categories- Core Services, Income Eligible, and Home Performance with ENERGY STAR. All three Home Energy Solutions program begins with a free energy assessment of the home. The contractor will provide an energy audit of the home including energy-efficiency measures, energy savings, and qualifying incentives. Participants can apply for no-interest on-bill financing for rest amount that is not covered under rebates. 

Core Services: Homeowners who participate in the CORE services have to pay $99 participant cost. They can also hire their own contractor to do major work. 

Income Eligible: Participants with total family gross annual income lower than the State’s 60% income median qualify for the program. The program offers additional rebates up to no-cost energy saving services. 

Home Performance with ENERGY STAR: This program takes a comprehensive, whole-house approach to energy efficiency in the home. The contractor will provide a custom proposal for improvement and information on financing. Residential customers who own a single family (1-4 unit) home are eligible for the program. 

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Connecticut
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.energizect.com/residents/solutions/energy-assessments?
Administrator: UI, CL&P, SCG, CNG, and Yankeegas
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Water Heaters
  • Lighting
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Building Insulation
  • Windows
  • Custom/Others pending approval
  • Other EE
  • Tankless Water Heater
Incentive Amount: Insulation
Ceiling and Wall: $1 per sq ft
Basement: $0.50 per sq ft
Windows: $50 per window

Heat Pump: $250 per unit
Central Air: $250 per unit
Ductless Heat Pump: $1,000 per home
Geothermal Heat Pump: $500 per ton
Packaged Terminal Air Conditioner: $150
Oil Warm Air Furnace: $200
Natural Gas Warm Air Furnace: $600
ENERGY STAR Natural Gas Boiler: $750
Boiler Circulator Pump: $100
Quality Installation Verification: $100-$500

Water Heating
ENERGY STAR certified Heat Pump Water Heater: $600
ENERGY STAR certified Natural gas Tankless Water Heater: $300- $500

Clothes Washer: $50
Refrigerator: $50
Freezer: $25
Dehumidifier: $25

Custom : Varies
Maximum Incentive: Geothermal Heat pump: $1,500
Equipment Requirements: Must be ENERGY STAR
Installation Requirements: Must be installed by participating contractor (other than core services)
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Not specified


This program has 6 incentives
Technologies: Clothes Washers
Sectors: Residential, Low Income Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 50.00 $/Unit
Technologies: Refrigerators/Freezers
Sectors: Residential, Low Income Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 50.00 $/Unit
Technologies: Water Heaters
Sectors: Residential, Low Income Residential
Parameters: The incentive has a minimum of $600.00
Technologies: Heat pumps, Air conditioners
Sectors: Residential, Low Income Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 250.00 $/Unit
Technologies: Duct/Air sealing
Sectors: Residential, Low Income Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 1.00 $/square foot
Technologies: Windows
Sectors: Residential
Parameters: The incentive is 50.00 $/Unit


Name: Customer Service
Organization: Customer Service
Address: 107 Selden Street
Berlin CT 06037
Phone: (800) 286-2000
Email: lengeee@nu.com
Name: Christopher Ehlert
Organization: The United Illuminating Company
Address: 157 Church St
New Haven CT 06510
Phone: (877) 947-3873

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.