Branford

Thank you for your interest in HeatSmart Branford. To date, over 400 of your neighbors have participated.

Round 2 of HeatSmart Branford has begun. The first step is a Home Energy Solutions (HES) assessment or, if you meet the income requirements, a Home Energy Solutions Income Eligible (HES-IE) assessment. We will connect you with a certified vendor.

To get started, click the link below OR call: 203 292-8088 (Mention HeatSmart Branford)

Benefits of HeatSmart

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Get a low-cost home energy evaluation (Home Energy Solutions, HES)

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Learn how Energize ConnecticutSM incentives can save you money

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Enjoy long-term energy savings

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Income Eligible residents receive no-cost HES and boosted incentives

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Learn about heat pumps, the most efficient heating and cooling system

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Learn about renewable energy from solar panels

Jamie Cosgrove, Branford First Selectman

A Message from the First Selectman

In 2021 our Clean Energy Committee introduced HeatSmart, a home energy efficiency program. Almost 500 Branford residents signed up for Home Energy Solutions (HES) home evaluations, heat pumps, or solar panels. HeatSmart returned in 2023. With rising energy costs, this will be a very good year to conserve energy, save money, and help achieve our Branford energy goals.

 

I recommend all Branford residents consider HeatSmart. This program is available to all residents, and it supports those who are experiencing financial challenges.  Our partner contractors, New England Smart Energy Group and Home Comfort Practice, will contribute $25 to the East Haven Food Pantry for each completed HES evaluation, and Income Eligible residents, in addition to a no-cost energy service, receive enhanced incentives from Energize ConnecticutSM for energy-saving measures.

 

Sign up for HeatSmart today. Even small improvements pay dividends month after month.

 

James B. Cosgrove

 

First Selectman

EnergizeCT Income Eligible Energy Efficiency Program (HES-IE)

 

If you meet income requirements, you may qualify for certain weatherization services at a deep discount or even at no cost to you.

Option A: You may qualify if you are enrolled in one of the utility programs listed below. Just let us know which program you are enrolled in. No other information is required.
• Eversource: Electric Discount Rate, Matching Payment or New Start
• CNG, SCG and UI: Low-Income Discount Rate, Matching Payment or Bill Forgiveness Program

Option B: You may qualify if you have and provide a copy of one of the following with your completed application. No other information is required other than a copy of one of the following:
• Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) Award Letter for Supplement Income Recipients
• Energy Assistance Award Letter
• Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher

Option C: You may qualify if your household’s income is less than the maximum annual income amount below. Your household income includes the income of all members of your household who are 18 years or older. You will need to provide copies of information (see examples below) to show your household income. For any household member 18 years or older without income, please complete the Zero Income Affidavit and submit it with the completed application.

Option D: You may qualify if you live in a Property where other tenants qualify for Home Energy Solutions – Income Eligible. If you are a tenant in a multifamily building with two to four units and half of the units qualify for Home Energy Solutions – Income Eligible, you may also qualify to receive services. For example, for a two-unit building, the Applicant for one unit must qualify, and for a three-unit or four-unit building, Applicants for two units must qualify. Note that every tenant of the Property must complete an application to receive the Home Energy Solutions – Income Eligible services at no cost. NOTE: For apartment buildings with more than four units, please contact us at 1-877-WISE-USE

Need More Help Making Home Energy Decisions?

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I Heart My Home is an energy concierge that can help you better understand which energy options will work best for your home. The I Heart My Home experts are unaffiliated with any vendors and will help you find the best solutions and incentives. Learn More About I Heart My Home

Have you already completed your home energy solutions service from Energize CT and are just looking for some advice about heat pump options? Then the Energize CT no-cost heat pump consulting service may be a good choice for you. Click here to schedule an appointment.