Help With Vermont Energy Bills
We don't like to see anyone struggling to get through Vermont's winters without enough heat. So each year, we work with a number of state agencies and other organizations to help more than 170 Co-op members who are on limited incomes or facing tough challenges to stay warm all winter long.
Each winter we deliver more than 90,000 gallons of oil and kerosene to Co-op members with funds provided, in large part, by Seasonal Fuel Assistance, Crisis Fuel Assistance, Global Partners, Citizens Energy and the Co-op Oil Bank.
Having a full tank of oil doesn’t help if your furnace or boiler won’t run. Heating equipment should be tuned-up each year and old, inefficient systems should be replaced.
But for Co-op members struggling to make ends meet, taking care of their furnace or boiler is often a low priority. Fortunately, help is available from Crisis Fuel Assistance, the Weatherization Program and Efficiency Vermont.
Using Less Energy
Vermont’s Weatherization Program provides long-term help to low-income Vermonters by improving the energy efficiency of their homes. By adding insulation, sealing air leaks and replacing heating systems, Weatherization typically produces energy savings of at least 30%.