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Comfort Partners

As an income-eligible homeowner, you can reduce your energy bills while improving your home’s safety and comfort at no cost to you.

The Comfort Partners Program is part of the New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program. It is a free program funded by the state of New Jersey’s Board of Public Utilities and administered through a partnership between BPU and New Jersey gas and electric public utilities. The Comfort Partners Program helps income-eligible homeowners reduce their energy bills by implementing cost effective measures that save energy and money, while improving their home’s safety and comfort at no cost to them. New Jersey homeowners may qualify for a comprehensive in-home energy audit, energy-saving home improvements by a certified contractor, energy education, and an energy action plan.

If eligible, participants may receive:

  • Efficient lighting products
  • Hot water conservation measures (water heater insulation, water heater pipe insulation and energy-saving showerheads and aerators)
  • Replacement of inefficient refrigerators
  • Thermostats
  • Insulation upgrades (attic, wall, etc.)
  • Air sealing
  • Duct sealing and repair
  • Heating/cooling equipment maintenance; and other measures
  • Comprehensive, personalized energy education and counseling

For more information about Comfort Partners, please click here.

 

Eligibility Requirements

The Comfort Partners Program is available to any New Jersey home with significant energy use, with a household income at or below 250% of the federal poverty guidelines. 

2021 Income Guidelines

250% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines

Size of Family

Weekly Income Monthly Income Yearly Income
1
 $619 $2,683 $32,200
2 $838 $3,629 $43,550
3 $1,056 $4,575 $54,900
4 $1,274 $5,521 $66,250
5 $1,492 $6,467 $77,600
 6 $1,711 $7,413 $88,950
 7 $1,929 $8,358 $100,300
 8 $2,147 $9,304 $111,650
 For family units with more than 8 family members:
Add $218 to the weekly income, $946 to the monthly income, or $11,350 to the yearly income for each additional member.

Households that do not meet the above income guidelines but receive aid from any of the following programs may still be eligible for Comfort Partners:

  • Home Energy Assistance Program (HEAP)
  • Lifeline 
  • Pharmaceutical Assistance to the Aged and Disabled (PAAD)
  • Section 8 Housing
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)
  • Universal Service Fund (USF)
  • Medicaid
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
  • General Assistance (GA)

The customer must also use the home as a primary residence and be the ratepayer of record with a participating electric or gas utility. Customers must live in a building (house, apartment, townhome, etc) with no more than 14 units that are individually metered. Buildings with more than 14 units are not eligible.

If your primary source of heat is oil, propane or kerosene, please contact the NJ Department of Community Affairs, Office of Weatherization at 1-800-510-3102 or locate the county office that serves your home.

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