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Vermont Heating System Service Assistance

We work with the three organizations listed here to maintain, repair and replace furnaces and boilers for Co-op members who qualify for this assistance.

Crisis Fuels

Availability: It’s winter, you have no money and you’re facing an emergency because your heating system has stopped running.
Income: Up to 200% of federal poverty levels
Season: From the last Monday in November through the second Friday in April.
Pays for: Repair or replacement of furnaces and boilers
Contact: Champlain Valley Office of Economic Opportunity (CVOEO) or Capstone Community Action (Central Vermont)
Phone: Chittenden County:
(802) 863-6248 or 1-800-287-7971 (toll-free).
Grand Isle County:
(802) 527-7392 or 1-800-300-7392 (toll-free).
Washington or Lamoille Counties:
(802)-479-5353 or 1-800-639-1053 (toll-free).

Efficiency Vermont

Availability: You used at least 800 gallons of oil to heat your home (1,000 gallons for heat and hot water) in the previous year and your heating system is at least 15 years old.
Income: Up to 120% of Vermont State median income. This ranges from $51,324 for a one-person household to $73,320 for a four-person and $96,782 for an eight person household.
Season: Year-round
Pays for: Up to $500 to replace old furnaces or boilers with new efficient units.
Contact: Call the Energy Co-op to get your annual oil use, and then call Efficiency Vermont.
Phone: 1-888-921-5990


Availability: It’s winter, you have no money and you’re facing an emergency (you’re out of oil or close to running out).
Income: Household income is at or below 60% of Vermont’s median income
Season: Year-round
Pays for: Tune-ups for furnaces and boilers and replacement of old heating systems, only when need is identified as part of an energy audit.
Contact: Addison, Chittenden, Franklin and Grand Isle Counties CVOEO Weatherization
Phone: (802)-482-4180, or 1-(800)-545-1084 (toll-free)
Contact: Washington County Capstone Community Action
Phone: (802)-482-4180, or 1-(800)-545-1084 (toll-free)

Member: Vermont Fuel Dealers Association, Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility, Renewable Energy Vermont, Local First Vermont

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