Home Energy Solutions - Income Eligible


Connecticut state budget impacts UI energy efficiency programs



November 9, 2017


Dear Valued Residential and Business Customers:

Notice: State Budget Impacts on Energy Efficiency programs

Please be advised that program changes are forthcoming due to the recently approved Connecticut State budget that will affect residential and business energy efficiency programs provided by United Illuminating (UI).

The funds collected through a charge on UI customers’ electric bills are being diverted to offset the Connecticut State budget deficit; these funds are scheduled to be used to reduce the deficit for the next two years.

This charge supports a portfolio of programs and initiatives to Connecticut residents and businesses with valuable energy efficiency savings delivered through a network of highly qualified local companies.

We are currently working with regulators to determine how these constraints will impact programs for the remainder of this year, 2018 and 2019. Our goal is to continue to serve customers to the best of our ability with these budget constraints. Once these changes are known we will provide further information to our customers.

For general information on the programs you can visit Energizect.com .


Pat McDonnell, Senior Director, Energy Services, United Illuminating


Limited Income Energy Efficiency Program
...Save Energy and Money Throughout the Year

The Home Energy Solutions-Income Eligible (HES-IE) program provides valuable weatherization measures to help renters and homeowners reduce their energy bills by making their homes more energy efficient. This program provides services to income-eligible electric, natural gas, propane and oil heat customers.

Are You Eligible?

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 is this amount or less, you meet the state’s 60 percent income median, and qualify for the program.


2018-2019 Fuel Season
Yearly Income Limits
(All Household Members)

Family Size Maximum Annual Income 
1 Under $35,116.00
2 Under $45,920.00
3 Under $56,725.00
4 Under $67,530.00
5 Under $78,335.00
6 Under $89,140.00
7 Under $91,166.00
8 Under $93,191.00


During the Visit:

Specialists will assess the home’s energy efficiency and perform a wide range of weatherization services such as:

  • Safety testing on your heating and cooling equipment
  • Installing energy efficient lighting
  • Caulking drafts, cracks and leaks in your windows and doors
  • Installing water-saving faucet aerators and showerheads

Additional Services:

Access to additional incentives for insulation, windows, appliances, and heating & cooling equipment.

How Do I Apply?

To sign up for HES-IE services, please complete an application (including the income verification section and supporting document) or call 877.WISE.USE (877.947.3873) if you need assistance or to schedule an appointment.

All household members’ income must be recorded and accounted for when applying for HES-IE. For those individuals without any income please complete the Zero Income Affidavit. (Descarga este documento en español).

Renters must have their landlord complete the Property Owner Agreement which is included with the application. Property Owners are required to grant permission for tenants in their buildings.

Choose one of the following methods to apply:

The United Illuminating Company
Attn.:  WISE-USE – M/S 3
60 Marsh Hill Road, Orange, CT 06477
(or) fax to 877.580.4466

  • You may also call 877.WISE.USE (877.947.3873) to request an application to be sent to you



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