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wholehouse_155x156Efficiency Maine’s Residential Programs support Mainers with energy improvements ranging from lighting upgrades to whole-house retrofits.

Upgrading to efficient light bulbs is an excellent way to start saving energy and Efficiency Maine discounts the price of energy efficient lighting at most major retailers. You can find a list of the best deals on energy efficient bulbs here.

Qualifying clothes washers are eligible for a $50 rebate. Heat pump water heaters are eligible for a $500 rebate. Incentives are also available for energy assessments, home insulation, and heating systems. Homeowners are eligible for up to $5,000 in rebates towards improving the efficiency of their home. You can also finance your energy efficiency project with an Energy Loan from Efficiency Maine.

Additional rebates and financing options may be available if you are a natural gas customer; click here for details. You may also be eligible for up to a federal tax credit up to $500 for qualifying energy efficient purchases.

Not sure where to start on your efficiency journey? We recommend getting an energy audit and checking out our Resources for Homeowners to learn more about your home’s performance. Read more about our programs and other incentives below.

Residential Programs

IMPROVEMENT* PROGRAM NAME % COVERED CAP
1 Air Sealing, Home Insulation, and Heating System Projects Home Energy Savings Program Details on program page $5,000
2 Home Energy Upgrade Financing (1-4 unit buildings) Energy Loans 100% $15,000
3 Heat Pump Water Heaters Water Heater Rebate Program 100% $500
4 ENERGY STAR® Clothes Washers Appliance Rebate Program 100% $50
5 Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs Retail Lighting Program Reduced prices at retailers statewide
6 Electricity Monitor Loaner from local libraries Electricity Monitor Loaner Program Free Free
7 Energy audits, Weatherization and Heating Systems Natural Gas Rebates for natural gas customers. Details on program page $5,000

Other Incentives

DESCRIPTION SOURCE % COVERED CAP
1 Air Sealing, Energy Audits, Natural Gas Boilers, Furnaces, Water Heaters, and more Summit Natural Gas of Maine 50 – 100% $300 – $2,060
2 Natural Gas Heating Systems Maine Natural Gas 50% $400
3 Boilers, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Insulation, Water Heaters, and other energy efficient technologies Federal tax credit
(expires 12/31/16)
Tax credit and cap varies for individual technologies. Click here for additional information. $500
4 Solar, Wind, or Geothermal Systems Federal tax credit
(expires 12/31/21 for solar technologies; 12/31/16 for all other technologies)
30% No cap

All Programs Brochure (PDF) available for download.

*For qualifying systems. Some restrictions apply. Click on the program links for eligibility details.

We make our best effort to display current information on these incentives, but cannot guarantee accuracy. Programs subject to change. Incentives available while funds last.