Efficiency Vermont provides a wealth of resources for property owners to improve energy efficiency and comfort.

Farnum Insulators works with our customers to help them get the best rebates and financing in Vermont. Use the information below to learn more about your options and give us call if you have questions at 802-387-5005.

Great work! Hour home is super efficient now. Received nice check after service from VT Efficiency!!
— Tom G.

DIY Home Energy Efficiency & Savings


Do a deep dive on your energy use.

You can often reduce your bills just by taking a look at what systems or appliances waste the most energy. If you’re not sure, give us a call. We’ll ask you some questions about your home’s heating and cooling systems, insulation, lighting, and appliances. This gives us a better picture of where your home may be using more energy than necessary.


Seal it.

Sometimes, sealing a home’s air leaks and improving insulation are all you need to make your house more efficient and comfortable. Stop drafts by sealing gaps and cracks with caulking, weather-strip windows and doors, and fill any large gaps in basement crawl spaces, dryer vents, windows, and foundations.

Find out more at www.efficiencyvermont.com/DIY or work with an Efficiency Excellence Network (EEN) contractor to get up to $2,500 back.


In the cooler temperatures, turn down the thermostat.

You can save 2%-3% on energy costs for every degree you lower the heat when you leave for the day and just before going to bed. Or, use a smart thermostat that learns a household’s patterns.


Upgrade to more efficient appliances and electronics.

When an appliance is at the end of its well-worn life (like a 15-year-old refrigerator), it’s time to trade it in for a more energy- and cost-efficient model. We can help you do research—find and compare products at www.efficiencyvermont.com/shop.


Pick the better bulb.

Get the brightness, color, and quality you demand— ENERGY STAR® LEDs last up to 15 times longer than incandescent light bulbs. Plus, they are more efficient, generate less heat, and provide the same amount of light.


Not all LEDs are created equally, so make sure you look for the ENERGY STAR logo to find a quality bulb that won’t quit.


Turn it off. ALL the way off.

The easiest thing you can do to save energy is turn electronics off when you’re not using them. That means powering them down completely to avoid “phantom electricity loads,” or investing in an advanced power strip with technology to cut the power to devices that aren’t in use. Visit www.efficiencyvermont.com/APS to learn more.


Rebates & Financing Options

These offers are available as of May 15, 2019 and are subject to change.

Visit www.efficiencyvermont.com/rebates for the most up-to-date information.

Need help paying for improvements?

Low-interest, flexible financing is available to help you pay for energy-saving improvements. To learn more about your options, call us today at , or visit www.efficiencyvermont.com/financing.

Smart Choice

When you’re searching for efficient products, look for the Efficiency Vermont Smart Choice label at your local retailer.

When you see our label, you can be confident these are the most energy efficient products on the market, tested for the highest standards of quality and performance.



Discounts on select ENERGY STAR LEDs at participating retailers LEDs for indoor growing: $100 rebate for qualifying fixtures



Rebates on select ENERGY STAR models

  • Clothes Dryer: $50-$400

  • Clothes Washer: $40-$75

  • Dehumidifier: $25-$40

  • Refrigerators: $40-$75

  • Swimming Pool Pumps: $250-$500


Heating, Cooling, and Water Heating

Heat Pumps

  • Air-to-Water System: $500/ton rebate for qualifying equipment

  • Centrally-Ducted System: $300/ton rebate for qualifying equipment

  • Ductless Heating & Cooling System: $400-$500 discounts at participating distributors

  • High-Performance Circulator Pumps: $15-$50 discounts at participating distributors

  • Smart Thermostats: up to $100 rebate for select ENERGY STAR models

  • Water Heaters: $300-$600 for select heat pump water heaters

  • Window Air Conditioners: $200 rebate for select ENERGY STAR Emerging Technology models

  • Wood Pellet Furnaces & Boilers: $6,000 rebate

  • Wood Pellet and Cord Wood Stoves: up to $1,000 at participating retailers

Air Sealing and Insulation

Working with a contractor of your choice: up to $500 back for air sealing and insulating your attic and / or basement

Working with an EEN contractor: up to $2,500 back for eligible improvements, plus technical support Income assistance: help is available for eligible Vermonters — call us to learn what is available in your area


New Homes

Three hours of free technical assistance and up to $3,000 back on your new energy-efficient home


Call Farnum Insulators today at 802-387-5005

Learn more about how we can help you work with Efficiency Vermont to get the best rebates and financing to improve comfort and energy efficiency in the State of Vermont.