The Energy Co-op has over 2,000 members in Vermont. 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.

Efficiency and Weatherization Services in Vermont
Colchester, Vermont

Since purchasing his Colchester townhome in 2020, Chris Bendel has made aesthetic and energy upgrades that are a notable example of how to bring an inefficient 1984 home into the 21st century.

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Colchester, Vermont

When Melissa Jennings and Ryan Dunleavy purchased their 1969 Colchester ranch home in 2019, they knew that energy improvements would be an important part of their renovation plan.

Cool and comfortable in Colchester
Colchester, Vermont

The Zenos had heard about heat pumps and wondered if they might be a good replacement for their aging window air conditioners.

Susan Torncello
Shelburne, Vermont

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.

Patty McMahon
Richmond, Vermont

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.

Julie Elmore
Westford, Vermont

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.

Williston, Vermont

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.

Rob Apple
Montpelier, Vermont

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.

Pat Perry
Shelburne, Vermont

In previous winters I've burned about 1.5 cords of wood, but this year it’s about a third of a cord.

The Browns of Fairfax
Fairfax, Vermont

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.


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