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A Guidebook to Energy Efficient Appliances

Website: http://www.appliancepartspros.com

When it comes to appliances, making purchasing decisions can be difficult. One must consider when to replace an old appliance and purchase a new one. Many people forget to keep in mind that the cost of the new appliance does not stop when it leaves the store. In order to operate it, energy must also be purchased on a continual basis. That being said, it is wise to invest in an energy efficient appliance that will save money in the long run. Several factors make today’s greener machines more effective, including more efficient motors that cycle on less frequently and machines that are better insulated such as the newer water heaters.

Read more: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/a-guidebook-to-energy-efficient-appliances.aspx#ixzz1BQ4oTAJB

Home Energy Resource Sheet

Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund (CEEF)
Website: www.ctenergyinfo.org or www.ctsavesenergy.org
Phone: 1-877-WISEUSE

  • The following programs change based on funding so please contact the Fund directly
  • Rebates and assistance funded by natural gas and electric ratepayers
  • List of state and Federal tax incentives also available on above websites

Residential Heating and Electricity Efficiency programs (see contact info above)

  • Home Energy Solutions- in-home efficiency services and rebates for renters and owners heating with natural gas, electricity, and oil. $75 for all customers for 2008/09
  • Limited Income-WRAP and UI Helps- free in-home efficiency assistance (all heating fuels)
  • New construction program- design help and appliance discounts

Lighting is discounted in participating stores and through the Smart Living Catalog
SmartLiving Catalog: http://www.efi.org/smartliving/ or order toll-free at 800-527-4448

EnergyStar indirect or on-demand natural gas hot water heater- $300 rebate
Central AC- rebate available- $500 for 14.5 SEER/12.5 EER rated
Geothermal heat pumps- $500 per ton (up to $1500) for ARI-rated geothermal systems
Gas and Oil Furnace Rebate- $500 rebate for Energy Star gas furnace or 84% efficient oil unit call OPM at 1-866-940-4676 and click on “Furnace Replacement Rebate” at http://ct.gov/opm/


Connecticut Housing Investment Fund (CHIF)

Website: www.chif.org
Phone: 1-800-992-3665

  • Low-interest home improvement loans up to $25,000 (income limited) over 10 years
  • Financing available for windows, doors, insulation, EnergyStar appliances, solar systems, replacement roof, etc.

Connecticut Clean Energy Fund (CCEF)

Website: http://www.ctcleanenergy.com/
Phone: (860) 563-0015

  • Funded by electric ratepayers to support renewable electricity generation

Solar photovoltaic (electric) rebates (out of funding until July 2010) No CT sales/property tax.
Financing- solar electricity lease program- no upfront $ www.ctsolarlease.com Solar hot water heating incentives coming, contact Clean Energy Fund. No CT sales/property tax.


CT Clean Energy Options and CT Clean Energy Communities

Website: www.ctcleanergyoptions.com and www.ctcleanenergy.com/communities/
Sign-up to support clean, renewable electricity for just a few dollars per month. Residential signups help earn free solar panels for towns which join the 20% by 2010 clean energy campaign.

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CCEF - CT Solar Lease

Last DSIRE Review: 01/22/2009  

Incentive Type: Leasing/Lease Purchase
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Photovoltaics
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Lease Terms:Maximum 20-year term (with five-year optional renewal at the end of 15-year term). Available to owners of one- to four-family homes with a household income up to 200% of the area's median income.
Website: http://www.ctsolarlease.com
Effective Date:8/8/2008

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Leasing Now for Residential Properties

The Solar Power Purchase Agreement (SPPA) is an alternative to financing and owning the system. It offers you an opportunity to install solar power at your facility without paying upfront costs or worrying about system operation and maintenance. Sometimes referred to as a “third party” ownership model, this approach lets you focus on your core mission, while solar experts manage your energy system. For 15 to 20 years, you enjoy predictable, pre-set electricity prices, and power from a solar system that is a source of pride for your organization.

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