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Since 2000, the Energy Co-op has been offering its members a wide variety of benefits that help them use less energy and save money. Today, we serve over 2,000 members. Our tag line is "Use Less. Save More". This is more than a tag line. We are very proud that since 2014, our member's actual savings and reduction in heating fuel use and carbon emissions can be positively measured in the points listed in the graphic above.
The Co-op isn't just an energy company. We sell heating oil, kerosene, and wood pellets, but we offer weatherization services and coaching to help you use less energy. When it's feasible, our certified technicians can help you make the switch to a more efficient heating system, heat pump, or even solar panels.
Fair prices on high-quality heating oil and wood pellets
As a nonprofit cooperative, our prices are set just above wholesale, and any surplus goes back to our members. Our heating oil and wood pellets are the best on the market, but are often priced lower than our competitors. According to the Vermont Public Service Department, over the past ten years our members have saved $500,000 compared to the average price of fuel.
Auto-delivery and 24-hour emergency service
No one wants to be left out in the cold during a Vermont winter. Our NORA-certified technicians are on-call day or night to respond to "no heat" emergencies. If you choose to have your heating fuel auto-delivered, we can also monitor your fuel tank remotely so that you never have to worry about running out of oil.
Services and tips to help you improve your energy efficiency
We can help you troubleshoot high energy bills over phone or email, and offer comprehensive home energy audits for as little as $150. Our highly skilled crew also provides weatherization services such as sealing drafts, adding insulation, replacing old windows, and more. You'll also receive energy-saving tips and updates through our enewsletter (view the latest issue here).
Certified technicians to help you select and install heating equipment
We replace old heating systems, oil tanks, and water heaters, and, when it makes sense, install heat pumps. Our NORA-certified technicians are on time, leave no mess, and we guarantee their work.
Discounts on solar installation
We are collaborating with Catamount Solar to offer our members up to $1,000 on new solar installations.
A voice and a vote for the Co-op Board of Directors
Co-op members aren't just customers. Each person has a say in how things are run. When you become a member, you join a community of Vermonters committed to local, equitable ownership. The Co-op was created by Vermonters, for Vermonters who are interested in lowering their energy costs and reliance on fossil fuels.Members are also invited to our annual meeting in the fall of each year where they have a voice and a vote in how the Co-op is managed.
Price protection and fixed price plans available
Our price protection and monthly payment plans for heating fuel and wood pellets can help you lower winter fuel payments or stick to a heating budget. They are available each year between July and October.
Support for members in need
A portion of every membership fee goes directly into the Co-op Oil Bank to help pay for oil deliveries and service work for members facing tough times.
Most members save enough on their first fuel delivery to cover the annual $12 membership cost. You'll also receive a $25 credit on your bill each time you refer a friend or neighbor. So what are you waiting for? Become a member today.
By Brian Gray
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