Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs

February 26, 2024


Efficiency Vermont provides financial incentives for homeowners to install energy-efficient equipment in their homes. Eligible Energy Star equipment includes dehumidifiers, clothes washers and dryers, heat pump water heaters, etc. There are also a number of income-eligible bonus rebates offered. The website provides details on eligible makes and models, as well as rebate application forms and specific terms.

Efficiency Vermont also provides discounts for lighting equipment through participating retailers. Efficiency Vermont's website includes a link to a database of participating retailers and information about qualifying lighting. 

Efficiency Vermont also provides incentives to homeowners who are making more significant investments in insulation, sealing, and HVAC improvements among others through its Home Performance with Energy Star program.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Vermont
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Efficiency Vermont
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Biomass
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Caulking/Weather-stripping
  • Duct/Air sealing
  • Other EE
  • Insulation
  • LED Lighting
Incentive Amount: Air-to-Water Heat Pumps: $6,000, plus $500 income-eligible bonus
Ducted Heat Pumps: $1,000 to $2,000, plus $200-$2,200 income-eligible bonus
Ductless Heat Pumps: $350 to $450, plus $200-$2,200 income-eligible bonus
Integrated Controls for Ductless Heat Pumps: Up to $600
Ground Source Heat Pumps: $1,000 to $2,100/ton, plus $500 income-eligible bonus
Central Wood Pellet Furnaces & Boilers: Up to $6,000
Wood and Pellot Stoves: $400
Clothes Dryers: $200 or $400
Washer & Dryer Combo Unit: $400
Dehumidifiers: Up to $40
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $300 to $800, plus $200 income-eligible bonus
High-Performance Circulator Pump: Up to $600
Lighting: Reduced prices at participating retailers
Smart Thermostats: Up to $100
Home Performance with Energy Star: Up to $2,000, up to $5,000 for income-eligible residents
LEDs for Indoor Growing: Up to $100/fixture
LED Four-Pin Base Replacement Lamps for CFLs: $3 cash back
DIY Weatherization (weather-stripping, insulation, air sealing, etc.): $100
Window Air Conditioners: $100
Virtual Home Energy Visit: Free
Maximum Incentive: Varies by equipment type; certain extra incentives exist for income-qualified Vermonters
Equipment Requirements: See Efficiency Vermont's lists of qualified equipment for specific equipment requirements.
Ownership of Renewable Energy Credits: Any electric system capacity credits and environmental credits belong to Efficiency Vermont


Name: Efficiency Vermont
Address: 20 Winooski Falls Way, 5th Floor
Winooski VT 05404
Phone: (888) 921-5990

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.