Our weatherization and efficient equipment programs can bring the warmth, the savings, and the knowledge that your home is protected. There has never been a better time to weatherize your home or upgrade to the most efficient space and water heating systems. Smart home, comfortable home – no matter what you call it, we can help you achieve it.

Residential Equipment Rebates & Financing

Installing high-efficiency home heating and water heating equipment is saves you money and gives you peace of mind. VGS can help reduce the costs of equipment or help you finance at a low rate through our partner Green Mountain Credit Union.

NEW for 2023: With the rising prices of efficient equipment, we’ve increased our rebate levels and added a bonus incentive for income-eligible households. Please note these rebate amounts are guaranteed for equipment installed by 8/31/2023 and may be subject to change for the remainder of the year.

Eligible EquipmentRequired Efficiency 1Rebate 2Income
Bonus
3
Furnace (hot air system)95-96% AFUE
97%+ AFUE
$500
$800
$200
$200
Combi Furnace & Water Heater95%+ AFUE$1100$200
Boiler (hot water system)90-94% AFUE
95%+ AFUE
$800
$1200
$300
$300
Combi Boiler & Water Heater90-94% AFUE
95%+ AFUE
$1200
$1600
$300
$300
Direct Vent Space Heater80%+ AFUE$300$50
Water Heater (40/50 gallon)ENERGY STAR
.70+ UEF
$100
$300
$50
$50
Tankless Water Heater.82-.89 UEF
.90-.94 UEF
.95+ UEF
$400
$600
$800
$50
$50
$50
Indirect Water HeaterHeated by a 90%+ AFUE Boiler$200$50
Drain Water Heat Recovery Click for more details$500
Smart ThermostatClick for more details$100
1 Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) or Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) determined using AHRI Certification Directory or ENERGY STAR.
2 Rebate amounts and eligibility criteria are valid for equipment installed on or before August 31, 2023. Rebate amounts are subject to change after this installation deadline.
3 Bonus incentive is for income-qualified households earning less than 120 percent of area median income.
Bonus Rebate for Income-Qualified Households

Vermonters whose annual household income falls at or below the following levels are eligible for the bonus rebate:

Number of People in Household123456+
Chittenden & Franklin Counties$90,200$103,200$116,000$128,800$139,200$146,600
Addison County$78,700$89,900$101,200$112,300$121,300$130,300
Income is defined as the total annual gross income of all family and non-family members 18+ years old living within the household. To calculate income, take the monthly amount from the last one-to-two paychecks for yourself and the people in your household (before taxes) and multiply by 12. Include all wages, including regular salaries and overtime. If you are self-employed, use the previous month of pretax income and multiply by 12.

All sources of income must be counted from all persons in the household based on anticipated income expected within the next 12 months. Possible types of income include but are not limited to: wages, salary, tips, bonuses or commissions payments, public assistance, social security/SSI, child support, regular gifts, unemployment, income earned on assets (savings, IRA, etc.) and some types of financial aid.

RESIDENTIAL EQUIPMENT REBATE APPLICATION

Submit your rebate form online by clicking the button below

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Everyday Energy Reduction

Small changes can help customers increase energy efficiency and reduce energy costs. Our energy experts are here to help you save money and energy with our award-winning efficiency programs. We also partner with other resources to help our customers further their energy savings.