Free Products and Appliances

If you’re an income-qualified homeowner or renter (see Income Qualifications table), and your monthly electricity costs average $125 or more (over the course of a year), then you can get free products and appliances to help lower your bills. These may include water-saving shower heads and faucet aerators; energy-efficient LEDs; ENERGY STAR® certified washers, freezers, dehumidifiers, fridges, heat pumps, and heat pump water heaters. Contact us for a free assessment of your electricity use to see if you qualify.

  • Free energy-saving products including low-flow shower heads, faucet aerators, and LEDs
  • Free refrigerators, washers, freezers, dehumidifiers, heat pumps, water heaters, and more
  • $0 cost to you, no strings attached

Weatherization Assistance

Vermont’s weatherization agencies offer services including energy audits, insulation and air sealing. Even if you’re a homeowner who exceeds the income limits, you may still qualify for low interest financing to make efficiency upgrades to your home.

  • Spend less on energy, enjoy a more comfortable living space
  • Get free or reduced-cost insulation, air sealing, and energy audits
  • Replace outdated appliances and lighting at free or reduced cost

Eligibility for Weatherization Assistance

Eligibility is based on income and determined by your regional weatherization agency. Whether you own a home or rental property, get started by contacting your area’s agency from the list below:

Bennington Rutland Opportunity Council (BROC), (802) 447-7515
Capstone Community Action, (800) 639-1053
Champlain Valley Weatherization Services (CVOEO), (800) 545-1084
Northeast Employment & Training Organization (NETO), (800) 639-3212
Southeastern Vermont Community Action (SEVCA), (800) 464-9951
Vermont Office of Economic Opportunity (statewide), (802) 241-2453

Mobile Home Weatherization

Low-income owners of mobile homes qualify for free duct sealing, roof, and floor insulation through weatherization agencies or Vermont Gas. Even if you exceed the income limits, you may still be eligible to receive up to 75% off the cost of the work. These efficiency upgrades save energy, lower your utility bills, and make your mobile home less drafty and more comfortable to live in.

  • Free insulation and duct sealing for limited-income households
  • See up to a 20% reduction on future energy bills
  • Get rebates on energy-efficient appliances and more

Learn about replacing your mobile home with a net zero modular home

Energy Tips for Renters

If you’re a renter who exceeds the income limits for free products and appliances (listed at top of this page), talk to your landlord. See if they’re willing to contact us, and we can help determine if their property qualifies for free or discounted weatherization services and products. Energy efficiency upgrades often lower costs for both renters and landlords, so they can make good financial sense for everyone involved.

More tips to help renters lower their energy bills

Heat Saver Loan

The Heat Saver Loan is a fast, easy, and flexible way to finance home weatherization and heating improvements. These can include high-efficiency boilers and furnaces, cold-climate heat pumps, air sealing and insulation, solar hot water heaters, heat pump water heaters, and central pellet boilers.

  • Low-interest loans of up to $35,000, with 100% financing available
  • Can be processed in as little as two business days
  • Low-to-no closing costs (can be rolled into loan), loan terms of up to 15 years

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