House As A System Approach

As a Building Performance Institute Accredited Contractor, Ciel Power Technicians take a different approach than most.   Our technicians closely examine how weaknesses in one of your home's systems may effect other systems.

A common example of this happens during cold winter months when older homes with inadequate insulation levels force a home's heating system to fire more more frequently to compensate for the warm air escaping from the home.


Home Performance with Energy Star Insulation Project, Princeton NJ



This New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star project in Princeton, New Jersey included attic insulation, exterior wall insulation, air-sealing, and a crawlspace encapsulation. 

These Princeton, New Jersey homeowners received over $13,000 in combined cash-back and financing incentives to improve the comfort, efficiency, and durability of their home.  As a result of this installation, this household is projected to save over thirty three percent on their annual utility bills, helping them almost completely offset their zero-interest loan repayment.

Although energy savings, higher resale value, and lower carbon footprint are significant benefits, these Princeton residents simply wanted to be more comfortable in their home.

Princeton, NJ Home Performance with Energy Star Insulation Project




Home Performance with Energy Star Insulation Project, Maplewood, NJ


This New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star project in Maplewood, New Jersey included attic insulation, exterior wall insulation, air-sealing, and garage wall insulation. 

These Maplewood, New Jersey homeowners received over $13,000 in combined cash-back and financing incentives to improve the comfort, efficiency, and durability of their home.  As a result of this installation, this household is projected to save over thirty six percent on their annual utility bills, more than completely offsetting their zero-interest loan repayment.

Lessening the overall environmental impact of their home was a major factor in this family's decision to move forward with their New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star project.





Home Performance with Energy Star Insulation Project, Highland Park, NJ

This New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star project in Highland Park, New Jersey included attic insulation, exterior wall insulation, knee-wall insulation, and air-sealing. 

These Highland Park, New Jersey homeowners received over $13,000 in combined cash-back and financing incentives to improve the comfort, efficiency, and durability of their home.  As a result of this installation, this household is projected to save over twenty five percent on their annual utility bills, helping to significantly offset their zero-interest loan repayment.

These Highland Park residents are planning to remain in their home indefinitely and wanted to lower their energy bills, increase the comfort of their home, and participate in a community initiative to collectively reduce the carbon footprint of their community.




Get Warmer This Winter with the New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star Program


New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star
The New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star Program is offering up to $15,000 in incentives to add insulation and heating equipment to your home.  Call today to learn more!

Article: Purchasing Energy Efficient Homes Important to Young Buyers


Description: Patch article entitled Purchasing Energy Efficient Homes Important to Young Buyers by Judy Putnam on December 28th, 2013.

This johnscreek.patch.com article recommends considering energy efficient upgrades to attract more buyers.  Suggestions include having a Home Energy Audit performed on your home, examining insulation levels to ensure they are adequate, and installing energy efficient mechanical equipment.

The article suggests that the "under 40" buyer is particularly interested in energy efficiency and "greener" homes.  "You need the lipstick on your home to have buyers fall in love but you need substance when the buyer decides to make an offer".

We couldn't agree more.


Consumer Reports Magazine Recommends Building Performance Institute Certified Contractors



Description:  Consumer Reports article entitled Bright Ideas That Save Energy and Money published in the August 2013 edition of Consumer Reports Magazine.

This Consumer Reports article, focused on reducing energy costs without sacrificing comfort, recommends homeowners hire home performance contractors accredited by the Building Performance Institute.  

Consumer Reports recommendations highlighted in this article include having a Home Energy Audit performed by a Building Performance Institute (BPI), installing insulation, air-sealing, programmable thermostats, and possibly upgrading outdated appliances to energy efficient versions.  This article also examines energy efficient lighting, mechanical equipment, and alternative energy.

Consumer Reports recommends selecting a BPI accredited provider, as opposed to "fly-by-night companies" or "blow and go" companies.  "Choose a contractor certified by the Building Performance Institute.  They're required to do an audit before and after any work to guarantee results".

Good advice.   Home Energy Saving Tips - Consumer Reports

What incentives are available to increase the energy efficiency of my home in New Jersey?


Wondering what the benefits are to increasing the energy efficiency of your home?  

Wondering what rebates and incentives are available to help pay for energy efficiency upgrades?

This infographic highlights the benefits of an energy efficient home and provides information about incentives available through the New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star Program!


Benefits of an Energy Efficient Home

What incentives does the New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star Program offer and what's covered?

This infographic helps explain rebates and incentives available to New Jersey Residents through the New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star Program for upgrades to insulation, heating equipment, air-conditioning equipment, and energy-efficient improvements.


NJ Home Performance with Energy Star Rebates & Incentives

Sustainable Princeton and Ciel Power Kickoff the EnergySmart Homes Campaign at the Princeton Municipal Complex in Princeton New Jersey





Ciel Power joined in the excitement as Sustainable Princeton, a nonprofit organization focused on practical solutions to reduce energy use and waste, launched its EnergySmart Homes Campaign at a press conference held in the Community Room of the Princeton Municipal Complex.  


Princeton Mayor Liz Lempert, Matt Wasserman, Chairperson of Sustainable Princeton, Kristin Appelget, Director of Community and Regional Affairs for Princeton University, and Randal Solomon, Co-Director of Sustainable Jersey, discussed the EnergySmart Homes campaign along with other initiatives that will help further Princeton's goal of achieving Silver Certification with Sustainable Jersey.



The Campaign kicks off with Ciel Power offering home energy assessments at a discounted price of $49 with a goal of assessing at least 100 homes.   Homeowners who sign up can qualify for up to $5,000 in rebates and $10,000 in zero interest financing through the New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star Program.



With support from Princeton University, the next phase of the campaign will feature two panel discussions with local home energy experts and the creation of a video series about the benefits and ‘how to’s’ of home energy improvements that will be aired during Princeton Public Library’s Environmental Film Festival in February 2014.

To schedule a Home Energy Audit, Princeton residents can visit www.cielpower.com/princeton.  Homeowners residing outside of Princeton can schedule a Home Energy Audit at www.cielpower.com.




2013 New Jersey Rebates & Incentives: Air Conditioning Systems

2013 New Jersey Rebates & Incentives:  Air Conditioning Systems
NJ Home Performance with Energy Star

Download our guide to cash-back incentives & financing available to New Jersey Residents for the replacement of outdated air conditioning systems.  This guide is designed to introduce New Jersey Residents to the New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star Program which provides incentives towards energy-efficient air conditioning equipment.



Ciel Power LLC Receives 2013 New Jersey BIN Award!

Join the Celebration as Ciel Power LLC Receives the 2013 New Jersey Business Incubation Network Award!


Celebrate with us as Ciel Power LLC receives the 2013 New Jersey Business Incubation Network Award on April 26th at the Rutgers EcoComplex in Bordentown NJ!

This event is open to all and will feature New Jersey Lieutenant Governor Kim Guadagno as a special guest speaker.  This event is free but RSVP is required by April 19th 2013.  To RSVP for this event click here.

Celebrate Earth Day with Ciel Power in Paramus NJ!

Join us at the Upcoming Paramus NJ Earth Day Celebration to Learn More About Home Energy Audits & the New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star Program!

We are excited to attend the Paramus Earth Day Celebration on April 28th from 12:00PM to 4:00PM at Petruska Park located at 475 Fairview Ave, Paramus NJ to celebrate Earth Day!  Ciel Power representatives will be available to discuss home energy audits, energy-efficiency products & services, and the New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star Program with residents of Paramus!  

Paramus residents can sign up for Home Energy Assessments at the event!  This assessment will highlight how their home is loosing or wasting energy, and rebates, incentives, and tax credits available to help offset the cost of improvements.  Attendees of the Paramus Earth Day Event can also view demonstrations of our Indow Windows product line to discover how these thermal window inserts increase energy efficiency and reduce noise!

To learn more about this program visit www.cielpower.com or visit us on April 28th at the Paramus Earth Day Celebration!

Join us at the Eighth Annual Montgomery NJ Earth Day Fair!

Join us at the Upcoming Montgomery NJ Earth Day Fair to Learn More About Home Energy Audits, Indow Windows & the New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star Program!

We are excited to attend the eighth annual Earth Day Fair at the Montgomery High School on April 21st from 12:00PM to 4:00PM to celebrate Earth Day!  Ciel Power representatives will be available to discuss home energy audits, energy-efficiency products & services, and the New Jersey Home Performance with Energy Star Program with residents of Skillman & Montgomery Township!  

Somerset County residents can sign up for a Home Energy Audit at the event!  This assessment will highlight how their home is loosing or wasting energy, and rebates, incentives, and tax credits available to help offset the cost of improvements.  Montgomery Earth Day Fair attendees can also view demonstrations of our Indow Windows product line to discover how these thermal window inserts improve energy efficiency and reduce noise.  .

To learn more about this program visit www.cielpower.com or visit us on April 21st at the Montgomery Township Earth Day Fair!