Operation Fuel is a non-profit organization dedicated to providing emergency energy assistance, promoting energy independence, and advocating for affordable energy solutions to low and moderate-income households in Connecticut.
Struggling With Energy Bills? Operation Fuel May Be Able To Help! OPERATION FUEL
Operation Fuel serves as a leading provider of energy and utility assistance, having supported more than 15,466+ individuals and disbursed over $5.20 million in emergency aid. The organization is committed to guaranteeing equal access to energy for all by offering year-round emergency energy support to low and moderate-income households. Additionally, Operation Fuel fosters energy independence and champions affordable energy solutions. The organization also supplies funds for the repair or replacement of aging furnaces, boilers, and water heaters, as well as providing water-assistance grants to households in need.
Common Pitfall: Settling unpaid energy bills but overlooking future high energy cost prevention.
To effectively manage high energy costs, it's crucial to utilize both preventative measures and immediate assistance resources. The Home Energy Solutions Income Eligible (HES-IE) program, free for qualifying households, helps identify energy waste and recommends upgrades to enhance efficiency, lowering future energy costs. Simultaneously, addressing immediate crises with resources like Operation Fuel can help resolve unpaid utility bills. By combining these approaches, income-eligible households can tackle existing financial challenges and proactively prevent future high energy expenses.
What is Home Energy Solutions-Income Eligible (HES-IE)?
To proactively address the need for fuel assistance from Operation Fuel or avoid requiring it altogether, consider participating in the Home Energy Solutions Income Eligible (HES-IE) program. This program caters to families with a combined gross annual income below 60 percent of the state's median income. HES-IE is a cost-free option, while the standard HES program entails a $50 co-pay. Furthermore, income-eligible households can access the most favorable incentives, with approved insulation projects potentially qualifying for up to 100% off the total cost.
Similar to the standard HES program, HES-IE offers homeowners a thorough energy audit that pinpoints energy waste and recommends upgrades to enhance energy efficiency. Expert technicians will carry out immediate weatherization enhancements, enabling you to conserve energy and enjoy a cozier home.
Upon completing the energy-saving improvements, the technicians will furnish a detailed report that includes your home's Department of Energy HES Score – akin to a "miles per gallon" rating for your residence. The report also features an upgrade plan, along with associated incentives and rebates, which could encompass additional insulation, air sealing, or upgrading your heating and cooling systems, among other options.