Why make your home more energy efficient?
Approximately 43% of your energy budget goes toward heating and cooling. Is your home hot in the summer and cool in the winter? An energy-inefficient home can be a big contributor to high home energy costs and poor temperature control. Luckily, there is an easy and cost-effective way to find these inefficiencies in your home. A home energy assessment by our energy experts will evaluate your home top to bottom, provide on-the-spot fixes, make recommendations and provide rebates you can use to improve your home’s energy use.
The benefits of having an energy-efficient home.
- Save money. You will notice savings on your energy bills each month.
- Comfort. Imagine a comfortable home without hot and cold spots throughout the seasons.
- Value. Having an energy-efficient house is a great selling point and adds value to your home.
Did you know?
Replacing your incandescent light bulbs, both indoors and outdoors, with ENERGY STAR® qualified light-emitting diodes (LEDs) will use up to 90 percent less energy and last up to 25 times longer.
Save energy by washing clothes in cold or warm water rather than hot and rinsing in cold water.
Leaving several inches of space behind and on the sides of your refrigerator so air can circulate around the unit can increase efficiency.
Having your contractor set your hot water heater at 120° F (many are preset at 140°) gives you the optimal temperature setting for efficiency.
Installing wall outlet and switchplate gaskets on exterior walls helps reduce the flow of cold air into the home.
When turning off a dimmer switch, it should be completely in the off position – not just turned down – or it will continue to use electricity.
The Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG) is currently experiencing a strong demand for the residential energy efficiency programs leading to program budgets being severely constrained. Due to the increase in program activity, at the close of business on June 16, 2022, SCG will no longer offer incentives for natural gas boilers, furnaces and water heaters sold in SCG territory. Effective June 17, 2022, the instant discount currently offered upstream by distributors will no longer be offered to customers in the SCG territory.
We look forward to resuming program activity in SCG territory once funding becomes available in 2023.
Please note this does not impact Eversource Gas or Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG)
What's included in a home energy assessment?
Setting you on the path to a more comfortable, efficient home.
Blower door test
A blower door test will measure and identify air leaks in your home
Instant fixes like sealing air leaks and insulating hot water pipes to improve the overall comfort and efficiency of your home
Heating and cooling systems evaluation and safety check
An energy expert will evaluate your home heating and cooling for efficiency and safety.
Detailed report of your home’s energy use and what additional improvements you can make.
The energy expert will provide you with the rebates you are eligible for.
We saved money with a home energy assessment.
Upon his arrival back from work on the day of the assessment, my son pointed out immediately that our home felt more comfortable as well.
At the end of the day, it’s so nice to return to a comfortable house that we know is not only insulated properly but is also saving us money on our monthly utility bill.
The house this winter felt more snug and less drafty. The rebates really make a big difference, and that’s important for homeowners to know. With making the change to the insulation and the HVAC system, I have certainly seen a change in my electric bill.
The contractor went above and beyond, and we are ecstatic about our savings!
As a result of the work, in the first month we realized a savings of $50 on our bills, over the same time period the prior year! That, to us, is HUGE!
We’re saving about $180 a year from the initial service and now we’re looking forward to the wall insulation for even more savings.
The house is less drafty and it was cooler this summer. We feel that our air conditioning cools more quickly as well.