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 saves you money and offers peace of mind. VGS can help reduce the costs of equipment replacement and finance at a low rate through our partner Green Mountain Credit Union.

NEW for 2024: VGS has moved to a point-of-purchase “instant rebate” for efficient natural gas equipment. Instead of having to complete a form to request a rebate after equipment is installed, these amounts have already been applied to the price when your contractor purchases from a local distributor.

Here’s the current list of participating distributors applying the instant rebate when qualifying equipment is purchased:

  • BellSimons – Williston
  • Blodgett Supply – Williston
  • F.W. Webb Company – St. Albans & Williston
  • Homans Associates – Williston
  • Hulbert Supply – Burlington
  • Johnstone Supply – Burlington
  • R.E. Michel Company – Williston
  • RJ Murray – Williston
  • S.G. Torrice Company – Williston
  • The Granite Group – So. Burl & St. Albans
  • United Refrigeration – Burlington

Federal tax credits up to 30% of the project cost are also available for equipment in the highest efficiency tier. Please check with your tax advisor for more details.

If you are looking to submit a rebate form for equipment installed or have questions about the point-of-purchase rebates, please reach out to Efficiency@vermontgas.com.

Eligible EquipmentRequired Efficiency 1Rebate 2
Furnace (hot air system)95-96% AFUE
97%+ AFUE
$400 + tax credit
Combi Furnace & Water Heater95%+ AFUE$600
Boiler (hot water system)90-94% AFUE
95%+ AFUE
$600 + tax credit
Combi Boiler & Water Heater90-94% AFUE
95%+ AFUE
$800 + tax credit
Direct Vent Space Heater80%+ AFUE$100
Tanked Water Heater (40/50 gallon).70-.85 UEF
.86+ EUF
Heat Pump Water Heater
$300 + tax credit
EVT 3 + tax credit
Tankless Water Heater.82-.89 UEF
.90-.94 UEF
.95+ UEF
$500 + tax credit
Heat/Energy Recovery VentilatorHVI listed$400
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. Heat recovery ventilators can be found in the Home Ventilating Institute directory.
2 Rebate amounts and eligibility criteria are valid for equipment installed on or before December 31, 2024. Rebate amounts are subject to change after this installation deadline.
3 Efficiency Vermont and Burlington Electric Department offer rebates for heat pump water heaters, including any applicable income bonus.
4 All equipment must be installed by a natural-gas licensed contractor to be eligible for rebates. The State of Vermont maintains a list of licensed plumbers.
Low Interest Rate Financing through Green Mountain Credit Union

We’ve partnered with Green Mountain Credit Union to offer reduced interest rate financing for qualifying high efficiency equipment up to $15,000.

  • 5.99% Annual Percentage Rate financing for up to 60 months for market-rate households
  • 0% Annual Percentage Rate financing for up to 60 months for income-qualified households (Vermonters whose annual household income falls at or below the following levels are eligible)
Number of People in Household123456+
Chittenden & Franklin Counties$100,000$114,200$128,400$142,600$154,200$167,840
Addison County$91,560$104,640$117,720$130,800$141,360$151,800
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.

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.