Get Ready for the Cold
The tell-tale signs of the heating season are here. Along with colorful leaves, pick-your-own apples, and a proliferation of pumpkins, the chill in the air means that household budgets will start adding the cost of heating. If you need assistance with upcoming fuel bills, Vermont 211 can help connect you to a range of seasonal services.
Consumers who need help paying for their heating bills can learn about Rapid Energy Assistance Program (REAP), Seasonal Fuel Assistance, and Crisis Fuel. If you also need information about how to reduce power and heating costs, we can point you to helpful resources. And if you have a problem with an electric company or fuel dealer, you can call or text Vermont 211 for who to contact. Other heating services include furnace repair and replacement.
In addition, some fuel providers offer direct programs for income-eligible customers, such as discounted gas and electric services through Vermont Gas Systems and Green Mountain Power, respectively.
Search our Community Resource Directory on vermont211.org using these terms or click them to go directly to the information. You can always simply call 2-1-1 and we’ll explain the programs to you.
Help With Utility Bills and Other Heating-Related Assistance
- Discounted Electric Service
- Discounted Gas Service
- Electric Service Payment Assistance
- Fuel Storage Tank Removal/Replacement Programs
- Furnace Maintenance/Repair
- Gas Service Payment Assistance
- Heating Fuel Payment Assistance
Information About Reducing Utility Bills
- Energy Information Lines
- Energy Use Audits
- Low Interest Loans (Under these loans, look for Residential Energy/Water Conservation Systems/Devices)
- Weatherization Programs
Utility Company/Dealer Complaints