The Energy Co-op has 1,900 members. Over the years we’ve got to know many of them as they made improvements to their heating systems, called to schedule fuel deliveries, requested an energy audit or asked us to repair their furnaces. Here’s a sampling of our member's energy and money saving success stories.
The Zenos had heard about heat pumps and wondered if they might be a good replacement for their aging window air conditioners.
In 2013, Susan Torncello's small Cape-style house was using about 800 gallons a year. Susan contacted the Energy Co-op to schedule an energy audit with Paul Fleckenstein.
Back in the fall of 2008, Patty McMahon knew her house needed more insulation and other work, but she didn’t know where to start.
Three years ago, Julie used 1,700 gallons of oil for heat and hot water for her old, brick Westford farmhouse. Her electricity bills averaged $300 a month.
Over the past four years, Connie Norona and her son, Charlie, have cut their oil use from 650 to 400 gallons. They are saving about $850 a year. Here's how they did it.
In 2010, Rob Apple used 1,200 gallons of oil a year and his 150 year-old Montpelier home was leaking like a sieve, so his contractors focused on sealing air leaks and adding insulation.
In previous winters I've burned about 1.5 cords of wood, but this year it’s about a third of a cord.
After trying a few "piece-meal" improvements to their mid-19th century home on their own, Justin and Kimberly Brown called the Energy Co-op for an energy audit.
Elizabeth Bassett and John Pane know that keeping their 200 year-old Vermont farmhouse house warm without burning money is difficult.
In 2005 after using 1,823 gallon of heating oil and five cords of wood for heat and hot water Chuck and Gaye set out on a long-term effort to bring their energy use under control.