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Saving energy doesn’t have to take a lot of time

And cooler weather doesn't have to mean sky-high energy bills. By taking simple and cost-effective actions, you can start saving energy and money right away.

We know you're busy, so we've come up with energy-saving options for any schedule.

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Dust or vacuum radiators, baseboard heaters, and furnace duct openings. These nooks and crannies attract and hold on to dust; keeping them free of debris improves their efficiency, and gets warm air to you faster.

Program your thermostat to lower the heat as everyone leaves for the day and just before going to bed. A digital programmable thermostat set for energy savings during the heating season can save energy and money.

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As you install storm windows in preparation for winter’s chill, take a moment to caulk around any gaps. One of the quickest ways to save energy in your home is to seal all seams, cracks, and openings to the outside. Caulking can reduce heating and cooling costs and improve comfort in your home.

Attend a Button Up Workshop in your community. These two-hour sessions, led by certified energy experts, are a great way to build your energy knowledge and learn even more ways to save.

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Weatherize your entire home. Enroll in Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®. Participating homeowners can save up to 30% on energy bills and feel more comfortable all year long.

More of the do-it-yourself type? Check out DIY Home Performance with ENERGY STAR.

Looking for even more ways to save energy and money in your home? Try the Home Explorer tool.

Building or Buying a New Home

Building or buying an ENERGY STAR Home will pay off in the long run with improved home quality and homeowner comfort, lower energy demand and utility bills, and reduced air pollution. Efficiency Vermont is here to help you make your new home or gut-rehab project energy efficient, right from the start.


Efficiency Vermont can help you to keep your home more comfortable--warmer in the winter, and cooler in the summer. Whether you're making home improvements or simply shopping for light bulbs, there are energy-efficient products and services available that can help to lower your energy bills.

Income-Eligible Vermonters

Efficiency Vermont partners with local Community Action Agencies to provide funding for electrical energy saving measures in homes participating in Weatherization services. Explore Weatherization services and other low- and no- cost energy efficiency opportunities.


You may not own your home, but it's easy to make it more comfortable, save money and use less energy with just a few low-cost and no-cost changes.

Residential Rental Property Owners

Efficiency Vermont provides free compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs), low-flow shower heads, and faucet aerators, as well as rebates on energy-efficient refrigerators and ventilation fans to residential rental property owners.

Vacation or Second Home Owners

Efficiency Vermont can help you to keep your vacation or second home comfortable in any weather and your rooms beautifully well-lit all while you lower your energy bills.