Window Energy Ratings and Information
Financial Assistance Programs:
WRAP Weatherization Program by Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) for customers who use more than 2,000 kilowatt-hours of electricity a year with a household income at or below 60 percent of the state median income can qualify for free inspection of windows, weatherization stripping and other relevant parts of the home (www.cl-p.com/clmres/energy/wrap.asp).
Energy Conservation Loan Program from the Connecticut Housing Investment Fund offers loan financing for home renovations (including windows) with up to $15,000 for single family homeowners and up to $2,000 per unit for owners of multifamily property (www.chif.org/owner_borrowers/index.shtml#energy)
Massachusetts Residential Conservation Services Program provides information on in-home programs, incentives, and rebates towards the installation of ENERGY STAR® qualified equipment and products offered by Massachusetts member utility companies (http://www.masssave.com/).
If these programs don’t apply to you, check with your utility company for local resources or visit http://www.energystar.gov/ for listings by state. Contractors in your state who participate in a locally-sponsored Home Performance with the ENERGY STAR program can help you cost-effectively improve your home’s energy efficiency. These specially-trained contractors evaluate your home using state-of-the-art equipment and recommend comprehensive improvements that will yield the best results. They can also help you take advantage of Federal tax credits for energy efficiency improvements.
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