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wholehouse_155x156Efficiency Maine’s Residential Programs support Mainers with energy improvements ranging from lighting updates 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. Qualifying energy-efficient appliances are eligible for $25 – $50 in rebates. Heat pump technology can save hundreds of dollars per year on space and water heating. Rebates are available for Maine residents upgrading to qualified heat pump water heaters through our Water Heater Rebate Program. An incentive for the installation of an eligible Ductless Heat Pump is available through our Home Energy Savings Program. Incentives are also available for qualified home insulation and heating projects. Homeowners can get up to $1,500 towards improving the efficiency of their home and as well as finance energy efficiency projects through energy loans. These rebates and financing options may be added to rebates available to Summit Natural Gas of Maine and Maine Natural Gas residential customers.

Efficiency Maine also has a number of programs for multifamily properties.

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 $1,500
2 Home Energy Upgrade Financing (1-4 unit buildings) Energy Loans 100% $25,000
3 Heat Pump Water Heaters Water Heater Rebate Program $300
4 ENERGY STAR® Appliances Appliance Rebate Program $25 – $50
5 ENERGY STAR® CFL and LED Lights Retail Lighting Program Reduced prices at retailers statewide
6 Electricity Monitor Loaner from Local Libraries Electricity Monitor Loaner Program Free Free

Other Incentives

DESCRIPTION SOURCE % COVERED CAP
1 Air Sealing; Energy Audits; Natural Gas Boilers, Furnaces, and Water Heaters Summit Natural Gas of Maine 50 – 100% $300 – $2,060
2 Natural Gas Heating Systems Maine Natural Gas 50% $400
2 Solar/Wind/Geothermal Systems Federal tax credit
(expires 12/31/16)
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.