CT Energy Assistance & Contingency Heating Programs
Appointments are available for Energy Assistance applications - Brookfield residents are urged to call now in order to be approved early in the heating season. Home visits available if you are homebound. Income and assets of every adult in the household are used to determine the amount of your benefit.
- Yearly gross income: One-person - $33,132.22; Two-persons - $43,326.74
- For homeowners, the first $15,000 in liquid assets, and for other households, the first $12,000 in liquid assets, is disregarded.~ Any amount over that limit, when added to the annual gross income must be below the income guidelines. The purpose of the liquid assets test is to ensure that winter heating assistance goes to households most in need; that is, to people without the financial means to heat their home.
- Program helps with cost of oil/propane deliveries beginning November 15th, 2015. Electric or gas heated households may apply
Save Money with the “Home Energy Solutions” Program
How much energy do you lose through leaky doors, windows and ductwork? You could have an expert give your home an energy checkup - and do some of the work right then and there? Certified technicians can evaluate your home and install energy-saving measures such as sealing air leaks and installing energy-efficient lighting, faucet aerators and low-flow showerheads.
No matter how you heat your home, there’s an easy way to lower your energy bill that’s also good for the environment, and it can even make your home more comfortable. For as little as~$99 Home Energy Solutions offers on-the-spot services to homeowners and renters for immediate savings. We also provide recommendations and resources for greater savings.
Please note: if your family’s combined gross annual income is below the Energy Assistance income guidelines (see above article), you may qualify for our HES - Income-Eligible (HES-IE) program, which provides free services to qualified customers.