Energy Efficiency Loans

C4C helps homeowners conserve energy usage and decrease costs through audits, retrofits, and alternative / clean energy improvements.

Simply click on SMART-E, HES, Landlord Loan or Energize CT Heat Loan above for program eligibility criteria and to apply.

See the table below for general information about each of these programs:

  • Compare All Energy Loans

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    Smart-E Loan
    EnergizeCT
    Heating Loan
    HES Payment Plan
    (Micro Loan)
    C4C Landlord Loan
    Interest Rate 4.49% - 6.99% 0.99% 0% 4.49% - 6.99%
    Repayment Plan 5-12 years 3-10 years 3 years 5-12 years
    Payments may be added to electric bill Eversource Only Required Required Eversource Only
    Eversource / UI Electric Customers Only NO YES YES NO
    Underwriting Basis Credit Report Utility History Utility History Credit Report
    Minimum FICO 580 N/A N/A 660
    Debt to Income Ratio Maximum
    *waived for higher credit scores
    50%* N/A N/A 50%*
    Minimum Loan Amount $500.00 $1 350.00 $500.00 $3 000.00
    Maximum Loan Amount $40 000.00 $15 000.00 $3 000.00 $40 000.00
    Owner-Occupancy Required YES NO NO NO
    CT Residency Required YES NO NO NO
    Income Limit Applies NO NO NO NO
    Eligible Improvements See Table Heating System See Table See Table
    HES Assessment Required NO NO YES NO
    Downpayment Required NO YES NO NO
    Fees NO NO NO UCC Fee $50
    Prepayment Penalty NO NO NO NO
    Security Unsecured Unsecured Unsecured UCC Filing

 

Compare programs by improvement types

  • Chart by program

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    Smart-E Loan
    EnergizeCT
    Heating Loan
    HES Payment Plan
    (Micro Loan)
    C4C Landlord Loan
    Insulation X X X
    Bioler/Furnace X X X
    Heat Pumps X X Ductless only X
    Tankless Water Heater X NG only X
    Indirect Water Heater X NG only X
    Central Air Conditioning X X
    Siding Max 25% of loan
    Roof Replacement Max 25% of loan
    Roof Repair Max 25% of loan
    Windows X X X
    Doors Max 25% of loan
    Solar X X
    Geothermal X X
    Caulking/Weatherstripping X Max 20% of loan X
    Air Sealing/Duct Sealing X Max 20% of loan Max 20% of loan
    Secondary Heating Systems (non-electric)
    Woodstoves
    Electric vehicle charging station Max 25% of loan
    Tree Removal for Solar Max 25% of loan
    Remediation (Asbestos, Mold, Etc) X Max 20% of loan Max 20% of loan

 

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