Heating Bills and Energy Assistance in Connecticut

According to the United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) US heating bills will jump as much as 54% this winter.

Winter Heating in {city_name} rises to ${hc(avg_energy_exp_monthly)} vs ${hc(20-21avg_energy_exp_monthly)} last year!

This winter, heating {costs|expenditures} in {hc(city_name)} are expected to increase to around ${hc(avg_energy_exp)} for the season or an average of ${hc(avg_energy_exp_monthly)} each month. Compare this to an average of ${hc(20-21avg_energy_exp_monthly)} last winter or ${hc(20-21avg_energy_exp)} for the season. The average {hc(city_name)} {consumer|resident|household} can expect to pay {around|about} ${hc(en_exp_diff_20-21_monthly)} more per month or ${hc(en_exp_diff_20-21_monthly)} more for the season.

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Falling Behind On Utility Payments?

{hc(city_name)} energy assistance could be available!

The designated community action agency that administers {hc(city_name)} energy assistance is {hc(caa_name)}. In addition, OperationFuel is a non-profit that also provides utility bill assistance to {hc(caa_name)} (residents|househoulds|homes, with over 18,700 individuals served and $2.4 million dollars in emergency assistance disbursed. Learn more by clicking the button above.

{hc(city_name)} Heating Costs by Fuel Type

The averages above take into account the different heat sources used in {hc(city_name)} {home|residence|dwelling}. The fuel type used to warm your {home|residence|dwelling} affects the price you pay. Let's look at {hc(city_name)} heating bills based on fuel type.

Electric heating increases by ${hc(elec_cost_diff)}

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Electricity heated homes will pay an average of ${hc(elec_cost_diff)} more this winter season. At least {hc(elec_homes)} {hc(city_name)} homes will be affected by the increase

How much will the average {hc(city_name)} {home|household|resident} spend on electric heating bills this winter?

Electric heating will cost {hc(elec_cost):currency_to_words} (${hc(elec_cost)}) in {hc(city_name)} this year, that's an average of ${hc(elec_cost_monthly):currency_to_words} (${hc(elec_cost_monthly)}) per winter month. This is in comparison to {hc(20-21_elec_cost):currency_to_words} (${hc(20_21-elec_cost)}) last winter. That's a {hc(elec_cost_diff):currency_to_words} (${hc(elec_cost_diff)}).

Fuel Oil heating increases by ${hc(elec_cost_diff)}

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Electricity heated homes will pay an average of ${hc(elec_cost_diff)} more this winter season. At least {hc(elec_homes)} {hc(city_name)} homes will be affected by the increase

How much will the average {hc(city_name)} {home|household|resident} spend on fuel oil heating bills this winter?

Fuel oil heating will cost {hc(fueloil_cost):currency_to_words} (${hc(fueloil_cost)}) in {hc(city_name)} this year, that's an average of ${hc(fueloil_cost_monthly):currency_to_words} (${hc(fueloil_cost_monthly)}) per winter month. This is in comparison to {hc(20-21_fueloil_cost):currency_to_words} (${hc(20-21_fueloil_cost)}) last winter. That's a {hc(fueloil_cost_diff):currency_to_words} (${hc(fueloil_cost_diff)}).

Natural Gas heating increases by ${hc(elec_cost_diff)}

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Electricity heated homes will pay an average of ${hc(elec_cost_diff)} more this winter season. At least {hc(elec_homes)} {hc(city_name)} homes will be affected by the increase

How much will the average {hc(city_name)} {home|household|resident} spend on natural gas heating bills this winter?

Natural Gas heating will cost {hc(natgas_cost):currency_to_words} (${hc(natgas_cost)}) in {hc(city_name)} this year, that's an average of ${hc(natgas_cost_monthly):currency_to_words} (${hc(natgas_cost_monthly)}) per winter month. This is in comparison to {hc(20-21_natgas_cost):currency_to_words} (${hc(20-21_natgas_cost)}) last winter. That's a {hc(natgas_cost_diff):currency_to_words} (${hc(natgas_cost_diff)}).

Propane heating increases by ${hc(elec_cost_diff)}

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Electricity heated homes will pay an average of ${hc(elec_cost_diff)} more this winter season. At least {hc(elec_homes)} {hc(city_name)} homes will be affected by the increase

How much will the average {hc(city_name)} {home|household|resident} spend on propane heating bills this winter?

Propane heating will cost {hc(propane_cost):currency_to_words} (${hc(propane_cost)}) in {hc(city_name)} this year, that's an average of ${hc(propane_cost_monthly):currency_to_words} (${hc(propane_cost_monthly)}) per winter month. This is in comparison to {hc(20-21_elec_cost):currency_to_words} (${hc(20-21_propane_cost)}) last winter. That's a {hc(elec_cost_diff):currency_to_words} (${hc(propane_cost_diff)}).

This winter, energy efficient {hc(city_name)} {households|homes} will save {roughly|about} ${hc(natgas-se-to-he-savings)} and ${hc(elec-le-to-he-Savings)}.

{hc(city_name)} homes using electricity as their primary heating fuel that perform energy efficiency upgrades may expect to save between ${hc(elec-se-to-he-savings)} and ${hc(elec-le-to-he-savings)}

 

{hc(city_name)} homes that use natural gas as their primary heating fuel that perform energy efficiency upgrades may expect to save between ${hc(natgas-se-to-he-savings)} and ${hc(natgas-le-to-he-savings)} just in this winter season.

Stop overpaying for heating. Insulate your {city_name} home.

Household annual spending in this city

Households in Fairfield spend {Energy Burden} percent of their income on energy costs.

Compared to Connecticut average of.

After a simple audit, most homes cut this by savings-range1 and savings-range2

Homes insulated with blown in cellulose in city save between x and y.

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A "Home Energy Solutions" energy audit provides expert diagnostics, upgrade recommendations and weatherization services. The service also qualifies you for advantageous Energize CT rebates and financial incentives to improve your energy efficiency and home comfort. The average participating household saves $1,600 from a single 4-6 hour visit.

Browse Connecticut energy assistance resources below, they'll help reduce/eliminate your bill! Also, take advantage of the FREE/Low-cost weatherization and energy efficiency service known as Home Energy Solutions. These energy efficiency solutions prevent your bills from getting out of hand in the first place. If you're eligible for energy assistance you're probably eligible for FREE energy assessment and weatherization service: Home Energy solutions - Income Eligible (HES-IS). This program saves users an average of $1,6o0 and it's completely free for households that meet the income requirements. If you're not income eligible, it's still worth it as the copay for Home Energy Solutions is only $50 right now. With $1,600 average savings, it's a clear win for Connecticut homeowners trying to save on utility bills.

COMMON MISTAKE: choosing to only sort out unpaid utility bills, without preventing future high energy costs.

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Step 1: Check you HES-IE Eligibility

This will stop the energy bills from piling up!

"Home Energy Solutions-Income Eligible" or "HES-IE" for short, is a FREE service for income eligible applicants that provides expert diagnostics, upgrade recommendations and free weatherization services. The average participating household saves $1,600 from a single 4-6 hour no-cost visit. If you're eligible for energy assistance, you're probably eligible for HES-IE. It's fast and free and addresses one of the root causes of high energy bills. Though HES is not required to get energy assistance, it is a valuable program that any household struggling with energy bills should consider.

Step 2: Get Free Energy Assistance

This will help you pay your current utility bills!

You'll find a list of resources from community organizations to state and city administered programs for energy assistance. OperationFuel is a vital resource for Connecticut households struggling with their utility bills. You can learn more about Operation Fuel and reach out to them below.
We've also provided information on the Connecticut Energy Assistance Program, or "CEAP", which is government funded energy assistance in CT. Below you'll find a map of the agencies that administer CEAP in your area. You can click a location on the agency map to find your town's agency and contact information or simply keep reading below.

HELP IS AVAILABLE TO PAY YOUR HOME-HEATING BILLS

Serving Greater Willimantic & Greater Danielson


The Access Community Action Agency is a federal and state designated non-profit Community Action Agency (CAA). Access has been working with the low-income population of eastern Connecticut. Specifically, residents of Windham and Tolland counties can reach out to Access Agency for help with energy assistance in the Greater Willimantic and Greater Danielson areas.

Serving Greater Bridgeport & Greater Norwalk


For families in the Greater Bridgeport and Greater Norwalk regions in need of energy assistance, Alliance For Community Empowerment is there for you . In addition to utility bill forgiveness plans, Alliance offers a set of services and a team of expert case workers to fulfill your needs.

Serving Greater New Haven

CAANH operates the CT Energy Assistance Program that provides heating assistance to eligible households in East Haven, Hamden, New Haven, North Haven and West Haven.
This program helps with all types of heating sources including natural gas, electric, and deliverable fuels such as oil, propane, kerosene, wood/wood pellets and coal.

Serving Greater Danbury & Greater Stamford

CAAWC is accepting applications for energy assistance for the season of 2021-2022. The towns served include Bethel, Bridgewater, Brookfield, Canaan, Cornwall, Danbury, Darien, Greenwich, Kent, New Canaan, New Fairfield, New Milford, Newtown, North Canaan, Redding, Roxbury, Ridgefield, Salisbury, Stamford, Sharon, Sherman, Warren, Washington, Wilton, and Weston.

Serving Greater Hartford & Greater Middletown


Community Renewal Team (CRT) is the designated community action agency for both Hartford and Middlesex Counties, CRT may be able to assist you with your home-heating costs. CRT is dedicated to helping people take steps toward healthy and economically stable futures. CRT can help you complete energy assistance application forms – by phone, email or in-person at their multi-service center in Hartford and Middletown.

Serving New Britain-Bristol

Human Resources Agency (HRA) of New Britain has been keeping low-income households warm and safe during the winter months since 1979. Last winter over 6,500 people stayed warmer with a combination of funds made available through HRANB's Energy Assistance Program. They can help with both Vendor mediation and Funding to help pay bills. HRA helps individuals and families residing in greater New Britain, Bristol and surrounding towns.

Serving Greater Waterbury, Greater Meriden, & Greater Torrington


New Opportunities Inc. is the community action agency that serves Waterbury, Meriden, Torrington and 27 surrounding Connecticut towns. Those who meet certain income-eligibility and geographic requirements may obtain help with their energy costs from one or more of the Energy Assistance programs administered by New Opportunities Inc. The organization’s Energy Division offers both financial aid and, where needed, support in the form of Weatherization.

Serving Derby-Milford


TEAM is the State- and Federally-designated antipoverty agency serving southwest/central Connecticut around the Naugatuck River Valley and surrounding region, which includes the communities of Ansonia, Beacon Falls, Bethany, Derby, Milford, Orange, Oxford, Seymour, Shelton, and Woodbridge. Through an intake and assessment process, Energy Assistance staff determine how TEAM and its services can best help lower energy costs.

Serving Norwich-New London


TVCCA provides services to low-income and vulnerable households in Eastern Connecticut. Their service area encompasses all of New London County including all of the following towns: Norwich, Montville, Lebanon, Colchester, Franklin, Sprague, Lisbon, Bozrah, Salem, Old Lyme, Waterford, New London, Groton,Preston, Ledyard, Mystic, Stonington, North Stonington, Griswold, and Voluntown. TVCCA is currently taking Energy Assistance Applications for the 2021-2022 heating season.

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A "Home Energy Solutions" energy audit provides expert diagnostics, upgrade recommendations and weatherization services. The service also qualifies you for advantageous Energize CT rebates and financial incentives to improve your energy efficiency and home comfort. The average participating household saves $1,600 from a single 4-6 hour visit.

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