Weston Rep. Shaban: Funding available for Sandy-related construction costs

John Shaban

John Shaban

The state of Connecticut has announced that $3 million in additional energy efficiency incentives are now available for residents and businesses replacing furnaces, boilers, hot water heaters and refrigerators as a result of damage from Storm Sandy, said state Rep. John Shaban (R-135), who represents Weston, in a release.

The incentives will apply for replacement between Oct. 29 and Dec. 31 of equipment with more energy efficient models. The deadline for applications for the incentives is Dec. 31.

In addition to these incentives, 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 as a result of storm damage.

A special team has been formed to assist home owners and businesses through the application process for these increased incentives and financing options.

Property owners will be also be encouraged to take advantage of the comprehensive energy efficiency assessments available under current programs and be allowed to do that after their lives are back to normal. Rebates connected to those audits will have extended qualification times.

Anyone seeking information about the various energy efficiency incentives or financing options available for replacing or repairing equipment should call the Connecticut Energy Information Line at 877-WISE-USE (877-947-3873).

The $3 million for increased rebates for more energy efficiency replacement equipment will be financed largely with energy efficiency funds made available through the Northeast Utilities/NStar merger settlement agreement, according to the release.

“As always, you can feel free to contact my office by calling 800-842-1423 or sending an email to [email protected],” Mr. Shaban said.

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