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Save Energy
 
Save Money
 
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Save the Planet
 
In Connecticut, Saving Energy and Saving Money starts with the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund. The CEEF funds energy efficiency programs and incentives for Connecticut residents.
 
For general information about all things energy in the state, visit www.ctenergyinfo.com for the lates links, programs, and information. This site will show you options for choosing a different electric supplier that may help you save on your electric bills.
 
Other information about how to save energy in your home or business can be found at the following sites:
 
Learn About Energy Use in Your Home
 
Here are four very good booklets from the Iowa Energy Center. They are well illustrated, with clear directions and information about the topics. Some information is directed at Iowa resources and climate. Our Connecticut climate is similar enough!
 
Insulation and Ventilation (1.5 MB pdf file)
Home Heating and Cooling (1.5 MB pdf file)
Water Heating (2.7 MB pdf file)
Home Appliances (1 MB pdf file)
 

Getting a Home Energy Audit in Connecticut

The Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund supports the Home Energy Solutions programs administered by CL&P and UI for home energy audits. These audits are low cost and may even be free to some customers.
 
You can call in to the 1-877-WISE USE phone line for more information and to schedule a visit.
 
Home Energy Solutions

CL&P Customers use the following link:

http://www.cl-p.com/Home/SaveEnergy/Rebates/HomeEnergySolutions.aspx

UI customers click here for Home Energy Solutions    
 The service will include:

Thorough inspection of your home for wasteful drafts and leaks. Once we find them, we will professionally seal them up

Installation of energy-efficient light bulbs, showerheads and faucet aerators

Water heater and pipe insulation

Rebate forms for insulation and qualifying appliances

Advice and tips to help make your home as comfortable and energy efficient as possible

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

Energy Assistance - The Connecticut Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program is administered by the State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services (DSS). Funding is provided by the U.S. Department of Energy. In Connecticut, the State contracts with the community action agency (CAA) network to operate the program, which shares a single application process with the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program (CEAP). There are five CAAs that provide the weatherization services statewide in collaboration with the others in the network. The purpose of the program is to assist low-income families with incomes up to 200% of the federal poverty guidelines reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient.