Efficiency Vermont has recently announced two programs that provide low-interest (0% to 1.99%) financing for making home energy improvements, including energy audits and weatherization, cold climate heat pumps and water heaters, pellet boilers and furnaces, and much more.
Efficiency Vermont received DOE funding to buy down the interest rates on their Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) financing and The Department of Public Service has recently created a new Heat Saver Loan program. To take advantage of the PACE financing, homeowners must live in one of the 30 towns in the state that have adopted PACE, but the Heat Saver program is open to everyone in the state. Financing efficiency measures at these low rates can result in energy savings larger than financing payments, so you save money and save energy at the same time.
To learn more about PACE, go to bit.ly/VT-PACE-overview. Click Heat Saver Flyer or Program Comparison to download pdf files of the Heat Saver program and a flier comparing the two programs to each other.