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Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund rebates for residents

Through the Home Energy Solutions (HES) program of the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, trained specialists conduct a home energy assessment, perform on-the-spot enhancements, and offer rebates on insulation, HVAC systems, and appliances. The objective is to provide better energy efficiency for homes, eventually lowering energy bills. Through rebates offered by the Energy Efficiency Fund, Connecticut residents can also apply for other benefits such as improvement or replacement of heating and cooling systems, quality insulation, and a reduction in up-front costs. All HES customers can find rebates and incentives for numerous appliances on the Fund’s website, but some of these rebates are available for a limited time only. More information can be found on www.ctenergyinfo.com or by calling 877-947-3873.

Below, we have listed some of the available rebates for energy efficiency in Connecticut.  Your Valley representative will walk you through the options as part of your home energy audit.  All rebates are subject to Valley Energy terms and conditions.

Envelope Measures

Measure HES Audit Required Level Eligbility
Insulation (Wall/Ceiling) $1.00/square foot – professional install All fuel types. Above grade walls or ceilings in conditioned space; Ceilings with ≤ R-19, final must be ≥ R-38; Walls with ≤ R-4, final must be ≥ R-13. Basement/Garage with ≤ R-6, final must be ≥ R-19.
Insulation (Basement) 50¢/square foot – professional install All fuel types. Above grade walls or ceilings in conditioned space; Ceilings with ≤ R-19, final must be ≥ R-38; Walls with ≤ R-4, final must be ≥ R-13. Basement/Garage with ≤ R-6, final must be ≥ R-19.
Insulation (Garage) 20¢/square foot – self install All fuel types. Above grade walls or ceilings in conditioned space; Ceilings with ≤ R-19, final must be ≥ R-38; Walls with ≤ R-4, final must be ≥ R-13. Basement/Garage with ≤ R-6, final must be ≥ R-19.
Windows $50/window All fuel types. Must replace single pane window with no storm. New ENERGY STAR ® windows with a U-factor <0.30

Heating & Cooling Measures

Measure HES Audit Required Incentive Eligbility
Central Air $250/unit | $500/unit ENERGY STAR®: ≥ 14.5 SEER, ≥ 12 EER (Split system) ENERGY STAR®: ≥ 14 SEER, ≥ 11 EER (single packaged systems) | QIV (additional rebate with approved installation contractor)
Air Source Heat Pump $250/unit | $500/unit ENERGY STAR®: ≥ 14.5 SEER, ≥ 12 EER, ≥ 8.2 HSPF (split systems) ENERGY STAR®: ≥ 14 SEER , ≥ 11 EER, ≥ 8.0 HSPF (single packaged) | QIV (additional rebate with approved installation contractor)
Ductless Heat Pump (Cooling System) $250/unit ENERGY STAR®: ≥ 14.5 SEER, ≥ 12 EER, ≥ 8.2 HSPF; (approved installation contractor)
Ductless Heat Pump (Heating & Cooling System) $1000/Home ENERGY STAR®: ≥ 14.5 SEER, ≥ 12 EER, ≥ 8.2 HSPF; multi-zone indoor systems with only 1 outdoor condenser unit are not subject to the 12 EER requirement (displacing any existing fuel source) (approved installation contractor)
Geothermal Heat Pump (Ground Source) $500/ton not to exceed $1500 GLHP Closed Loop Water to Air: ENERGY STAR ®: 17.1 EER, 3.6 COP. Home must have air leakage less than 1CFM50/square foot conditioned floor area. Installation by approved contractor. A Geothermal Eligibility Application must be completed by HES contractor/ customer and submitted to the electric utility and approved by the Geothermal Project Coordinator (=Jenn at UI and Nick Jones at CL&P) | DX Direct Expansion Refrigerant: ENERGY STAR ®: 16.0 EER, 3.6 COP | Water to Water: ENERGY STAR ®: 16.1 EER, 3.1 COP
Package Terminal Heat Pump (PTHP) $150/unit 8,000 btu or below = ≥ 12.5 EER with ≥ 3.0 COP | 8,100-10,000 btu ≥ 12.0 EER with ≥ 2.9 COP | 10,100 – 12,000 btu = ≥ 11.5 EER with ≥ 2.9 COP | 12,100 – 13,000 btu = ≥ 11.0 EER with ≤ 2.9 COP | 13,100 btu or greater = ≥ 10.0 EER with ≥ 2.8 COP
Oil Furnace (Warm Air) $200/unit ENERGY STAR ®: AHRI Rated; ≥ 85% AFUE
Propane Furnace (Warm Air) $200/unit ENERGY STAR ®: AHRI Rated; ≥ 95% AFUE
Natural Gas Furnace (Warm Air) $600/unit | $100/unit ENERGY STAR ®: AHRI Rated; ≥ 95% AFUE | QIV (additional rebate with an approved installation contractor)
Natural Gas Boiler (Hot Water) $750/unit* ENERGY STAR ®: AHRI Rated, ≥ 90% AFUE with Temperature or Purge Control (including gas conversion) (discounted at participating HVAC distributers such as Winnelson / Plimpton & Hills)
Boiler Circulator Pump $100/unit Can be installed on any heating boiler in UI and CL&P territory. Must be a variable speed ECM pump such as Grundfos ALPHA (Replacement only)
Natural Gas Temp Reset Control (Outdoor) $200/unit Must be installed on an existing natural gas boiler

Water Heating Measures

Type HES Audit Required Incentive Eligbility
Heat Pump $400/unit ENERGY STAR ®: EF ≥ 2.0. (In-store Instance Rebate. No mail-in rebate)
Natural Gas Tankless (On-Demand) $300/unit* | $500/unit** ENERGY STAR ®: EF ≥ 0.82 with electronic ignition (regardless of existing DHW fuel type) (discounted at participating HVAC distributers such as Winnelson / Plimpton & Hills) | ENERGY STAR ®: EF ≥ 0.94 with electronic ignition (discounted at participating HVAC distributers such as Winnelson / Plimpton & Hills)
Natural Gas Storage $100/unit* ENERGY STAR ®: EF > 0.67 (discounted at participating HVAC distributers such as Winnelson / Plimpton & Hills)
Natural Gas Condensing $300/unit* ENERGY STAR ®: Thermal Efficiency >=0.95 (discounted at participating HVAC distributers such as Winnelson / Plimpton & Hills)

Appliance Replacement Rebates

Applliance HES Audit Required Rebate Eligbility
Clothes Washer – | ✓ $50 | $50 ENERGY STAR ® label Top Ten USA | ENERGY STAR® label
Refrigerator – | ✓ $50 | $50 Valid only for primary-use refrigerator; existing refrigerator older than 10 years; ENERGY STAR ® label Top Ten USA | Valid only for primary-use refrigerator; existing refrigerator older than 10 years; ENERGY STAR ® label
Freezer – | ✓ $25 | $25 ENERGY STAR ® label Top Ten USA | ENERGY STAR® label
Dehumidifier $25 ENERGY STAR ® label

 

* Customers who received discount during a midstream promotion at the retailer/distributer level will not be eligible for mail-in rebate. ** Customers who received $300 discount during a midstream promotion at the retailer/distributer level will be eligible for an additional $200 mail-in rebate.