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Questions about your home energy assessment

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A home energy assessment from CMC Energy Services is part of the Home Energy Solutions℠ program and a unique way to lower your monthly energy bills and improve energy efficiency in your home. It includes:

  • A comprehensive energy audit of your home
  • An average $1,100 worth of professionally installed weatherization measures that can save you 25 percent or more on your monthly energy and water bills
  • Recommendations for further improvements and discounts or rebates for which you may be eligible

All work performed in your home energy assessment is delivered as part of the Home Energy Solutions℠ program and supported by the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund.

Your home energy assessment will:

  • Lower energy bills in every season – improvements can reduce energy bills by up to 25 percent and water bills by up to 30 percent
  • Reduce cold drafts and be more comfortable – keep cold air out in the winter and cool air in during the summer, and keep odors from neighboring living spaces out of your home
  • Reduce your carbon footprint – using less energy is better for your wallet and the planet
  • United Illuminating and Eversource customers participating in Home Energy Solutions℠ will get a Department of Energy Home Energy Score (for homeowners) – this third-party evaluation can be used to market your home in the future if you choose to sell it

You are eligible for Home Energy Solutions℠ services if:

  • You are a Connecticut homeowner, or have written approval to participate in the program from your landlord.
  • You occupy this home or apartment full-time.
  • You have not participated in Home Energy Solutions℠ or another subsidized weatherization program within the last six years.
  • You have an active electric meter from a participating electric utility.
Applying is easy. Just contact CMC Energy Services at 203-774-4059, or complete and submit this online form. If you’re a renter we will mail out the landlord service agreement once we receive your online application.

Connecticut residents who are customers of Eversource, CNG, SCG and UI support the Energize Connecticut energy efficiency programs via the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, in part, through a small fee on their monthly bill. These funds are used to provide expertise and financial incentives back to their communities to help reduce energy use in homes and businesses. Home Energy Solutions℠ is one of the programs the Fund supports. CMC Energy Services is an authorized contractor for the Home Energy Solutions program.

Lowering energy use in your home helps utility companies, since it reduces the amount of energy they have to produce and distribute. Lowering energy use is a win-win for you and your utility.
If your family’s combined gross annual income is below the state’s 60 percent income median, you may qualify for no-cost energy-saving services through the Home Energy Solutions℠ – Income Eligible Program. You could also receive no- or low-cost services on deeper efficiency measures such as attic insulation or appliance replacement. To find out if you’re eligible for Income Eligible status, call us today at 203-774-4059.

Yes, with permission from your landlord. Home Energy Solutions is designed for residents of one to four-family homes. If you live in a three-family home, two units must meet the requirements to receive income-eligible benefits; if you live in a four-family, three must qualify for income-eligible status. If you live in an apartment building with five units or more, try our Multifamily Initiative.

CMC’s team of Building Performance Institute-certified technicians arrives to assess your home and install core efficiency improvement measures. All work is performed in a single day to minimize inconvenience to your family. On average it takes one of our teams 4 to 6 hours* to complete all work.

When they’re finished, the CMC team will give you a detailed report of the work they performed, along with recommendations for rebates and discounts on deeper energy saving measures and equipment including insulation, high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment, upgraded windows and appliances and more.

*Time of the audit is dependent upon the size of your home. Some homes may take much longer and may require an additional visit.

CMC Energy Services (CMC) has been providing energy efficiency expertise to home and building owners in Connecticut for nearly two and a half decades. Known for its creative, cost-effective solutions, CMC has weatherized more than 18,000 residential units in the Connecticut area.

Learn more about CMC Energy Services here.

“Their technicians did great work—very professional and neat. I’m going to tell all my friends about the program.”

James L.
Wallingford

“Their technicians were fabulous and an asset to the company. I am very happy that I had the program done.”

Sally O.
Waterbury