I Heart My Home CT

Access the resources you need to make wise home improvement decisions


Home Energy Counseling

I Heart My Home (IHMH) CT is a cost-free, one-stop shop to make home improvements for health, comfort, energy savings, and lower utility bills.

Am I Eligible To Participate?

I Heart My Home CT counsels residential renters, owner-occupants, and landlords to make their buildings more energy-efficient and deploy clean energy and sustainability practices at those properties to ensure a transition to an inclusive, equitable energy future.

How Does It Work?

Meet The Team

Kathy Fay

Kathy Fay

Director, Community Sustainability

Carmen Ramos-Perez

Carmen Ramos-Perez

I Heart My Home CT Specialist

Mike Uhl

Mike Uhl

Head Energy Engineer, I Heart My Home CT

“Please accept my tremendous appreciation for Carmen as a resource in staying active and engaged in trying to create a safe home for my lungs, fingers and finances. Life is complex and Carmen has helped me stay in the process of trying to get my home and health restored.”

– IHMH CT Customer

Do you want your home to be more comfortable? Do you want more freedom from utility bills? Whether you’re seeking solar panels, insulation, an upgraded air conditioning or heating system, or simply a drier basement, I Heart My Home CT helps make an actionable plan and access the resources to achieve your goals. We stick with you every step of the way.

Here in New Haven, we’ve endured the record-breaking temperatures in the summer and unpredictable winters brought about by climate change. If you’re fortunate to live in a home that’s newer or that’s been updated, you likely feel comfortable inside year-round. But most New Haven residents live in older housing that lacks the air sealing, insulation, tight doors and windows, and efficient heating and air conditioning systems necessary to keep homes comfortable and healthy. They’re stuck wasting energy and paying higher utility bills.

Meet Mike, Head Energy Counselor


Give your house some love with I Heart My Home CT. Whether you call us your coach, energy counselor, or energy concierge service, we are here for you. We help you understand your home’s energy needs, the resources available to you and the best upgrades to help you meet your goals.

Are you an I Heart My Home CT customer? We’d love to hear about your experience.

Thank you to our Outreach Partners who spearhead

 I Heart My Home CT 

customer engagement beyond New Haven


Bethel HeatSmart

City of Middletown

West Hartford HeatSmart

Waterbury Home Energy Action

Two unique partner projects help

ensure that no one “falls through the cracks”



Activating Tenants for Energy Justice

Operation Fuel Better Homes and Buildings Program


  1. Work with an energy engineer: Analyze the most effective options for your property and create a data tool that allows that process to begin immediately.
  2. One-on-one in-home counseling: Using a data-driven process to help you review and compare options, identify individual goals and what resources are available and appropriate to meet them, and what steps to take to complete the upgrade(s).
  3. Project management: Project management services and assistance accessing resources are available upon request.
  4. Enjoy the benefits: Enjoy the benefits of your initial success while energy and monetary savings of completed projects are measured and verified.
  5. Set a new goal and repeat: You may set a new goal and repeat the process to save even more energy and money.
Community, Ownership, and the Road to Energy Justice

Community, Ownership, and the Road to Energy Justice

On September 22, 2022, Kathy Fay, Neighborhood Housing Services (NHS) of New Haven’s Director of Community Sustainability, had the honor of presenting to the Yale School of Environment’s “Green Building: Issues and Perspectives” class. The class was hosted by Melissa...

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