Here are a few easy steps to help create a green home and lifestyle today!

Cooling: Replace your old air conditioner ( SEER rating of 10 or less) with a new high-efficiency unit (SEER rating of 13 or more) and you will save at least 25% on your cooling bills.

Lighting: Compact fluorescent bulbs save money and last years, in addition to reducing the release of thousands of pounds of carbon dioxide, which causes global warming, and sulfur dioxide, known to cause acid rain.

Reusable Shopping Bags: By using reusable cloth shopping bags you reduce your consumption and demand on nature.

Natural Cleaners: Green cleaning products use natural ingredients to keep your home clean, healthy, and leaves no chemical residues that can harm the natural environment.

Water Filters and Conservation: Reduce your water usage while enjoying cleaner, healthier water.

No-VOC Paint: No-VOC paint has low odor, excellent coverage, and a durable, washable finish. Paint sold at Green Living contains zero VOCs, volatile organic compounds, which are reactive organic chemical compounds that can damage soil and groundwater and can cause health problems in humans, animals, and plants.

Refrigeration: Replacing an old refrigerator (18 years or older) with a new unit reduces electric usage by at least 35 percent.

Heating: Lowering your water heater temperature setting from 1400 F to 1200 F can reduce your water heating energy bill by more than 10 percent


CT Clean Energy Fund Incentive Program
Using funds received under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the CCEF has established a solar thermal incentive program to stimulate the development of renewable energy and green jobs in CT.
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Solar water heating system tax credits
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) extended the 30% federal tax credit for the purchase and installation of residential solar water heating systems through the year 2016.
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