Upgrading your Vermont heating and cooling systems has many benefits, from improving the efficiency of your home to reducing your energy costs to increasing the lifespan of your equipment. But as a Vermont homeowner, there’s an additional benefit to installing high-performance HVAC equipment: the rebates.
How to Get a Vermont Heating and Cooling Rebate
When decide to make an energy-efficient equipment upgrade, there are a few steps you’ll need to complete in order to get a rebate. The rebates listed below are offered by Efficiency Vermont, so it’s important that you follow each step of their process carefully to ensure that your system meets the requirements.
1. Get a Professional Assessment
You should start by calling a qualified HVAC contractor or installer to assess your home. The professional will review the conditions of your home and ensure that it’s suitable for an efficiency upgrade. You can also work with the contractor to find the equipment that will work bets in your home.
Your equipment must be installed by an HVAC company that is part of the Residential Efficiency Excellence Network for heating, ventilating and AC, like Avonda Air Systems. When you choose a company in this network, you can be sure that you’re working with qualified contractors/installers who have the skills and knowledge to help you take full advantage of the energy rebate program. They can make sure that your equipment is installed properly in order to meet all requirements of the project. All systems must be installed under the Vermont Residential Building Energy Standards to be eligible. Not every Vermont heating and cooling company is qualified, so do your research ahead of time.
2. Purchase and Install your New EquipmentRead the rebate forms carefully to help you purchase the right eligible equipment. Again, your Vermont HVAC contractor can help with selecting a system that will work best in your home, optimizing the potential for energy savings. Additionally, your contractor will have access to special pricing from participating distributors for certain equipment through the Efficiency Excellence Network. There are also home energy loans available to help pay for residential energy efficiency projects in Vermont There are many options available when upgrading your Vermont heating and cooling system for energy efficiency rebates. According to Efficiency Vermont, here are the rebates available to homeowners (see the full requirements here).
- Energy Star Boiler or Furnace, $500 Rebate
- Cold Climate Heat Pump, $300 Rebate
- Wood Pellet Boiler/Furnace, $1,000 Rebate
- Ducted Split AC, $100 Rebate
- Home Air Sealing/Insulation, up to $2,100 Rebate
Keep in mind that the rebates listed above all have unique qualification requirements. Your HVAC company can help make sure that your project meets the specifications to achieve maximum energy efficiency and get the rebate you deserve.
3. Fill out the rebate form
You’ll need to fill out the correct rebate form that corresponds to the type of upgrade or upgrades you made. If you need help specifying the technical information about the system required by the form, ask your HVAC contractor for assistance.
Vermont residential heating and cooling rebates offered by Efficiency Vermont are a great opportunity for homeowners to upgrade their HVAC systems while saving money in the process. Working with a qualified heating and cooling contractor, you can optimize the efficiency of your home’s mechanical systems and make an investment that will benefit you for years to come.
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