Energy will likely be your second highest cost of home ownership, after your mortgage, taxes, and insurance.
For most homes, cost-effective air sealing and insulation upgrades can lower heating bills and improve home comfort year round.
Plan Ahead and Save
Energy efficiency improvements within your first year of home ownership will save you money, protect your home, and make your family more comfortable for years to come.
Request Heating Fuel Records
If you are a New Hampshire resident, you won’t be able to access rebates for energy efficiency within your first year unless you have heating records from your seller.
Talk to Your Lender
Ask your lender about ways to pay for energy efficiency upgrades within your first year of home ownership. Most options are personal loans or home equity loans separate from your mortgage.
Schedule an Energy Audit After Your Closing
Schedule an energy audit and sign up for rebates from Efficiency Vermont and NHSaves to air seal and insulate your new home within your first year. If you are planning any other home renovations, talk to your energy efficiency contractor about opportunities for increasing energy efficiency at the same time.