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Incentives Available to Replace Storm-Damaged Appliances



    Incentives Available to Replace Storm-Damaged Appliances

    Incentives are available for residents and businesses who must replacing furnaces, boilers, hot water heaters and refrigerators because of damage from Superstorm Sandy.

    Gov. Dannel Malloy on Tuesday said $3 million in additional energy efficiency incentives are available and will apply for replacement of equipment with more energy efficient models between Oct. 29 and Dec. 31. 

    The deadline for applications for the incentives is December 31, 2012.

    “Many of the homes and businesses affected by Storm Sandy will be replacing damaged appliances, and heating and cooling equipment,” Malloy said.  “This unfortunate situation does, however, provide a unique opportunity to help property owners improve, rather than just repair, their properties by making energy efficiency investments that will save them money for years to come.”

    Special funding is available, in the form of low-cost financing for eligible equipment with optional on-utility-bill repayment, for customers who make energy efficiency upgrades in equipment or insulation and air sealing while renovating or reconstructing their residence or business because of storm damage, Malloy said.

    Malloy said a team from the Connecticut Energy Efficiency Fund, UI, CL&P, FEMA and the Disaster Relief Centers will provide information on rebate requirements and walk people through the process required to take advantage of this opportunity.

    For information, call the Connecticut Energy Information Line at 1-877-WISE-USE (1-877-947-3873).

    Malloy said the $3 million for increased rebates will be financed largely with energy efficiency funds made available through the Northeast Utilities/NStar merger settlement agreement.