Saving Energy in Vermont Homes
The best way for Vermonters to protect themselves against rising energy prices is to use less home heating fuel. There is some good news here: we could achieve cost-effective energy savings of $486 million for homes and businesses heated with oil, kerosene, propane and wood over a ten year period for an investment of $149 million. The best opportunities are in building shell improvements (adding insulation and sealing leaks) and replacement of old heating equipment.
Dozens of local businesses and Vermont’s Weatherization Offices are busy doing this work, saving homeowners up to 30% on their Vermont energy bills and making their homes more comfortable.
Members of the Energy Co-op of Vermont are doing their part too. Since 2001 our members have reduced their heating oil and kerosene by an average of 110 gallons a year! We’ve collected some of their stories about adding insulation, sealing air leaks, replacing old heating equipment, installing solar hot water systems and burning wood pellets. Home by home, our members are making a real difference.