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Energy Efficiency for Lower Income Customers

The Home Energy Solutions - Income-Eligible (HES-IE) program, supported by Energize Connecticut, provides valuable weatherization measures to help renters or homeowners reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. HES-IE is a free service for income-eligible residents. 

In addition to the HES weatherization services some households may also qualify for insulation and energy-efficient appliances. Weatherization services include the installation of energy efficient light bulbs, caulking drafts, cracks and leaks in windows and doors, and installing water-saving faucet aerators and shower heads. 

Income Eligibility

To determine if you are income-eligible, locate your family size on the chart below and the corresponding dollar amount. If your family’s combined Gross Annual Income is this amount or less, you meet the state’s 60 percent income median, and qualify for the service.

State Income Guidelines for the 2016-2017 Heating Season
Including homeowners and renters that pay separately for heat.

Family Size Annual Gross Income
1 Under $33,880.70
2 Under $44,305.40
3 Under $54,730.37
4 Under $65,155.00
5 Under $75,580.03
6 Under $86,004.60
7 Under $87,959.52
8 Under $89,914.18

How to Apply

To apply, download and complete the HES-IE application. Customers without income must also complete an income affidavit in addition to the application. Both the application and the income affidavit are available in Spanish.

Tenants/renters must have their landlord complete the Owner’s Permission Statement which is included with the application. Landlords are required to grant permission for tenants in their buildings.

Once complete, please mail the completed forms to:

Home Energy Solutions-Income-Eligible
P.O. Box 270
Hartford, CT 06101-9902

For more information, assistance, or to apply via phone, please call 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873).