We wanted to make sure people are aware of all the resources and rebates available through Efficiency Maine. Efficiency Maine offers programs and incentives to help Mainers upgrade the efficiency of their home or business, primarily by offering rebates on the purchase of high-efficiency lights and equipment that help customers save electricity, natural gas, and heating fuels throughout Maine.
As a Registered Residential Vendor and Qualified Partner for Efficiency Maine, Gelinas works on many projects receiving incentives, rebates or loan assistance for heating systems, air conditioning systems, and heat pumps. We often send customers to Efficiency Maine to apply for their rebate when we install one of the approved efficient HVAC equipment, or when we install Energy Star appliances.
Efficiency Maine is the independent administrator for energy efficiency programs in Maine. Their mission is to lower the cost and environmental impacts of energy in Maine by promoting cost-effective energy efficiency and alternative energy systems.
They do this primarily by delivering rebates on the purchase of high-efficiency lights and equipment to help customers save on electricity and fuel costs.
When a homeowner or business takes advantage of one of Efficiency Maine’s Rebate Programs, they can save anywhere from several hundred dollars to thousands of dollars off the cost of the equipment and installation. Check out their All Programs Brochure
Efficiency Maine offers home energy loans to help pay for energy upgrades. Maine homeowners can borrow up to $15,000 over 10 years with no fees and interest rates as low as 4.99% APR.
Efficiency Maine offers rebates and financing for the installation of high-efficiency heating equipment. Their programs include:
More than 45,000 heat pumps have been installed in Maine homes and businesses over the past five years. They are the most popular heating system across all of Efficiency Maine’s rebates because they offer highly efficient heating, air conditioning, and dehumidification. Efficiency Maine offers heat pump rebates for residential, low-income, and commercial customers.
Heat pump water heaters are an exciting new technology that is a great fit for many Maine homeowners. These water heaters typically cost half as much to operate as traditional electric resistance water heaters. Energy Star report they can save a four-person household more than $3,500 over ten years when compared to electric water heaters. Other benefits include long warranties and the ability to dehumidify.
Appliances, lighting, and electronics account for 30% of the typical household’s energy consumption, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. You can help reduce energy use for years to come. Consider upgrading to high-efficiency appliances and save:
Switching to light-emitting diodes (LEDs) or compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) is an easy way to use energy safely and wisely. It’s a change that will go a long way in helping you to reduce energy waste, greenhouse gas emissions, and the amount you spend on energy costs. Wonder how much you can save? Use their savings calculator to see how much you can save each year by replacing standard incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs.
Does your home suffer from ice dams, frozen pipes or cold spots? Are you tired of wasting money to heat a leaky home? Receiving an energy assessment from an Efficiency Maine Residential Registered Vendor is a logical first step toward weatherizing your home. Energy assessments involve various tests to help you prioritize which areas to weatherize first. Weatherization may address these problems and deliver increased year-round comfort, and involves air-sealing and increasing the insulation in your attic, basement, and walls. Click on the links below to learn more.