Income Eligibility Requirements

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Home Energy Solutions – Income-Eligible (HES-IE)

Is your home drafty and cold in the winter? Does it need more insulation? Do your energy bills feel overwhelming? We can help.

If you or your tenant’s family combined gross annual income is below the state’s 60 percent income median (see the “Who is eligible” section below), you may qualify for no-cost energy-saving services. A technician certified by the Building Performance Institute will come to your home and make energy-saving improvements to reduce drafts and help you save on your lighting and hot water bills. If your home qualifies for additional services such as insulation or a more energy-efficient refrigerator, they will arrange for contractors to come back to your home and do the work. Depending on your circumstances, you may receive these services at no cost.

How it Works

Six Steps to Take Smart Energy Action

Step 1 – See if you qualify….

Check the “Who is Eligible” section below to see if you qualify for this no-cost program.

Step 2 – Submit an application….

Step 3 – Your application is reviewed…

Step 4 – Your appointment is scheduled….

Step 5 – A Home Energy Solutions technician completes your home energy checkup and basic energy-saving services…

Step 6 – Additional energy-saving measures may be installed…

Who is Eligible?

Residential customers of Eversource, UI, CNG and SCG who meet income-eligibility requirements may qualify for this program. To determine if you are income-eligible, locate your family size on the chart below and the dollar amount next to it. If your family’s combined gross annual income does not exceed this amount, you meet the state’s 60 percent income median and qualify for the program.

Income Guidelines for the 2015-2016 Fuel Season
Yearly Income Limits All Household Members)

Family Size Maximum Annual Income
1 Under $33,132.22
2 Under $43,326.74
3 Under $53,521.27
4 Under $63,715.80
5 Under $73,910.33
6 Under $84,104.86
7 Under $86,016.33
8 Under $87,927.80

Assets, like your home and car, are not included.

You may also qualify if you meet your utility’s hardship criteria. Please contact your utility to find out more.

If you rent your home, your landlord must complete the Landlord Service Agreement that is included with the application.

If you have received an HES energy checkup on your home within the last 18 months, you may not be eligible to participate again.

If your family’s combined gross annual income is above the state’s 60 percent income median, you may qualify to participate for just $124.

If you are a Connecticut resident and are not served by one of the utilities listed above, please visit your utility’s website to see what energy efficiency programs are available to you. Please click here for information on how to contact your municipal utility.