EMPOWER VERNON: Energy Efficiency and Money Saving Resources
About empower vernon
The Town of Vernon and the Vernon Energy Improvement District Board are providing residents with information they can use to save energy and money. Through the Empower Vernon program, residents can learn about changing electric suppliers, home energy audits, discounts on products and services, and, if you qualify, assistance paying utility bills. Vernon residents who need help with utility bills can also call Vernon Social Services at 860-870-3661.
Opportunities to Save
You can reduce energy consumption in your home or business by taking a variety of steps. Simple steps include replacing lighting with high efficiency LED or compact fluorescent bulbs or fixtures, turning down the thermostat at night or when you're away, using an programmable thermostat, and unplugging items you are not using.
- Tips on Saving Money & Energy at Home from the U.S. Department of Energy.
- Tips to Save Energy at Home from Eversource.
- Energy-saving products from the Eversource Savings Center.
- Energy Star guides that offer advice on everything from choosing appliances to do-it-yourself sealing and insulating to duct sealing.
- 50 Super Simple Ways to Save on Energy Costs from Family Handyman magazine.
- No-cost, Low-cost Home Energy-saving Tips from North Dakota State University.
Shopping Around for Electric Suppliers Can Save Money and is EASY!
Compare the rates charged by electricity suppliers licensed by the State of Connecticut. You can reduce your bill, but be sure to do your homework.
- Choose an Electric Supplier - Information for Customers from the state Public Utilities Regulatory Authority.
- Understanding the Basics When Choosing An Electric Supplier from PURA.
- View the rates of licensed suppliers currently charging and understand their rules and conditions.
- How to
- Call PURA at 800-382-4586 or TDD 860-827-2873 for information about choosing an electric supplier.
Energy Saving Resources from EnergizeCT
Energize Connecticut is an initiative dedicated to empowering Connecticut citizens to make smart energy choices. Residents, businesses, and municipalities can find resources to make saving energy easier and help build a clean energy future for our state.
Home Energy Solutions and Energy Audits
- Financing opportunities.
- Rebates and incentives.
- Home energy solutions.
- Home energy solutions for income eligible individuals or families.
- Small Business Energy Advantage program.
- Commercial & Municipal Energy Assessment.
- Energy Star-certified products, rebates, tax credits and more.
- Energy Star most-efficient products.
- Energy Saving Tips and Tools from Eversource.
What a home energy audit can do for you
Image from Eversource Energy
Clean Energy Options
- Eversource Clean Energy Options
- Solar energy for your home.
- Electric vehicles and charging stations.
- Home battery storage.
- Heat pumps.
Utility Bill and Energy Assistance, and Shut-off Prevention programs
There are programs to help people who are struggling to keep up with utility bills. You can call 2-1-1 to get information or click the links below. Vernon residents can call Vernon Social Services at 860-870-3661.
- 2-1-1 Utility Assistance.
- Connecticut Energy Assistance Program, including eligibility, how to apply and frequently asked questions.
- Eversource Payment Plans and Assistance or call 800-286-2828 for electric or 800-438-2278 for gas.
- Planes de Pago y Otra Ayuda Disponible
- Vernon residents can call Vernon Social Services at 860-870-3661 for assistance. Documents will begin to be accepted on August 16 for both deliverable fuel (oil) heated households and for utility (gas and electric) heated households. Utility-heated households with a shut-off notice are normally extended through mid-May.
- New Start program - a portion of your past due bill is forgiven as long as you qualify and make monthly payments.
- Matching Payment program.
- Flexible Payment Plans.
- Assistance for income-eligible individuals and families.
- Assistance paying your ConnecticutWater bill.