Heating

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Heating your home for less

Everyone wants to save money on their heating bill in Vermont. Heating is about 50% of a Vermont home’s energy needs.

Regardless of your heating system or fuel type, the first steps toward reducing heating and cooling costs are to minimize air leakage and to optimize insulation levels. In Vermont, completing a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® project is the sure-fire way to save on heating costs.

A little bit about cooling your home

Most Vermont homes stay comfortable throughout the summer without the need for air conditioning. However, if your home becomes uncomfortably hot during the summer, a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR project will also reduce the amount of air conditioning you’ll need in the warmer summer months.

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Take control of your heating system

You can save money on your heating and cooling bills by simply resetting your thermostat when you are asleep or away from home. You can do this automatically without sacrificing comfort by installing an automatic setback or programmable thermostat.

Controls

Taking control of your heating system

  • Thermostats

  • Zones

  • Outdoor Reset

A guide to heating systems

Your choice of heating system affects your energy bill. A central heating system is likely to be your largest purchase, after your house and car. It should last at least 20 years, so it’s important to consider your options carefully. Heating systems can use a variety of energy sources: oil, natural gas, propane, electricity, kerosene, wood, coal or the sun.

Types

Typical types of heating systems

  • Furnaces

  • Steam Boilers

  • Hydronic Boilers

  • Space Heaters

  • Woodstoves

  • Fireplaces

  • Electric Heat

Connecting with our partners

  • Our partner organizations may have special offers based on your location, your income level, or the type of fuel you use to heat your home. When that is the case, we will help connect you with them, to ensure you’re benefitting from all of the services that are right for you. Learn more about our partners.

Do-it-yourself with some help

Are you looking to improve the efficiency of your home and do the work yourself? Learn more about the Do-it-Yourself option where you will complete the work under the guidance of a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® contractor.

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