Energy Audits

There are currently no incentives available for home energy audits, however there are less expensive options and free opportunities depending on income level and scale of the audit.

Weatherization

Efficiency Vermont’s Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program covers 75% of project costs up to $2,000 or $5,000, depending on income, for weatherization projects. Low-income households can receive free weatherization through the Weatherization Assistance Program. Up to an additional $8,000 in federal incentives will become available to eligible homeowners through the Inflation Reduction Act. The IRA incentive programs are not yet available as of November 2022.

Heat Pumps (space heating)

Incentives are available for four main types of heat pumps (ductless, ducted, air-to-water, and ground source). State incentives range from $750 – $21,500, depending on heat pump size, type, and income level. In addition, the Inflation Reduction Act includes incentives for heat pumps of up to $8,000 depending on income and project cost, as well as a 30% tax credit up to $2,000. There is an additional federal tax credit of 30% up to $600 to upgrade your electrical panel if done in combination with a heat pump installation.

Heat Pumps (water heating)

Efficiency Vermont and Green Mountain Power provide a combined incentive of up to $800 for heat pump water heaters, depending on equipment type and income level. Additional federal incentives of up to $3,750 will be available through the Inflation Reduction Act.

Electrical Upgrades

Electrical upgrades, such as service and wiring upgrades, might be necessary for the electrification of appliances, heating equipment, and vehicles, as well as the installation of rooftop solar. The Inflation Reduction Act includes up to a $4,000 upfront discount for electrical panel upgrades and a tax credit of up to 30% of project costs.

Electric Vehicles

The State of Vermont offers several programs for replacing vehicles with high-efficiency and electric vehicles (EVs). Depending on several factors, you might be eligible for up to $8,000 for a used all-electric vehicle, and up to $9,500 for a new EV. Vermont also provides up to $5,000 for used, high-efficiency vehicles (at least 40 miles per gallon). In addition, federal tax credits are available for up to $7,500 for a new EV and up to $4,000 for a used EV.