Ways to Save & Rebates

Appliances

Today, all major appliance makers offer energy-efficient models that help you use less energy, save water and reduce your utility bills. This means homeowners can invest in appliances that look as good as they perform.

Clothes Washers

Look for the blue ENERGY STAR label when you shop for a new clothes washer and don’t forget to get $50 back from Efficiency Vermont on your purchase of a select ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washer.

Dehumidifiers

The ENERGY STAR residential dehumidifiers eligible for a rebate from Efficiency Vermont remove the same amount of moisture as similarly sized standard units, but use at least 1-20% less energy.

Refrigerators

If you have an older refrigerator, it’s likely that it uses more electricity than any other appliance in your home.

Dishwashers

ENERGY STAR Dishwashers can save you up to $100 per year on your electric bill. Check the yellow EnergyGuide label to compare the energy use of similar models and estimate annual operating costs.

Room Air Conditioners

ENERGY STAR qualified room air conditioners: use 10-20% less energy than conventional models, reducing energy bills and helping our environment.

Clothes Dryers

Efficiency Vermont offers a $100 rebate on select ENERGY STAR clothes dryers.

Heat Pump Water Heater

Audits, Heating & Insulation

Hiring a professional Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® contractor for your home energy improvement project ensures real energy savings and safe results. It also means you’ll qualify for applicable incentives from Efficiency Vermont.

Energy Audits

A home energy audit is often the first step in making your home more efficient. An audit can help you assess how much energy your home uses and evaluate what steps you can take to improve the energy efficiency of your home.

Heating & Cooling

Heating accounts for about half of a Vermont home's energy needs. A well-sealed and insulated home can keep you warmer in the winter and cooler in the summer.

Insulation & Air Sealing

Sealing and insulating your home is often the most cost effective way to improve energy efficiency and comfort in your home.

Home Electronics

Home electronics products, such as televisions, and computers and monitors, can account for about 15% of household electricity use. ENERGY STAR qualified electronic products offer the same features and technologies as non-qualified products, but they use less energy, saving you money on your electric bill.

Advanced Power Strips

When your electronics are off, they may still use power. And you pay for it. An Advanced Power Strip (APS) shuts off the power for you.

Computers & Monitors

An ENERGY STAR labeled laptop or desktop computer uses as much as 65% less electricity than computers without the ENERGY STAR label.

Televisions

Many of the most popular brands of TVs make ENERGY STAR qualified models that have all the latest features and technologies that you are looking for, but they use less energy, and save you money on your electric bill.

Lighting

Lighting accounts for about 20% of annual household electricity bills, or approximately $200 per year on average. Start saving today with energy-efficient lighting choices like CFLs and LEDs for your home.

Compact Fluorescent Light Bulbs (CFLs)

CFLs can be used almost anywhere in your home and use 66-75% less energy than incandescent bulbs.

Light Emitting Diode (LEDs)

In partnership with Efficiency Vermont, some Vermont lighting retailers offer specially priced LEDs or an instant coupon good for $10 off the regular price of eligible residential LED downlight products.

Meter Loan

Efficiency Vermont offers Watts Up meters free of charge for a period of three weeks to Vermont electric utility ratepayers. You can measure how much electricity your appliances use with the meter and with this information, you'll be better able to identify the connection between your appliance use and the amount of your electric bills.

New Home Programs

You can save money on utility bills, provide a more comfortable living environment with better indoor air quality, and help protect the environment by building an ENERGY STAR home.

Energy Code Plus

Ask your new home builder to participate in Efficiency Vermont’s Energy Code Plus service to ensure compliance with Vermont Residential Building Energy Standards.

Vermont ENERGY STAR Homes

ENERGY STAR qualified homes achieve energy savings through established, reliable building technologies that result in a comfortable, durable, and healthy home.

High Performance Homes

Using energy modeling software to inform decisions, the homes in Efficiency Vermont’s High Performance Home pilot meet today’s highest standards in energy efficiency.

Swimming Pools

Enjoy your summer relaxing by your pool while you save energy and money on your electric bill. Learn more about a $200 rebate on efficient pool pump purchase and installation.

Vermont's Weatherization Program

Efficiency Vermont partners with local Community Action Agencies to provide funding for electrical energy saving measures in homes participating in weatherization services.