Efficiency 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 $2,000 towards improving the efficiency of their home and as well as finance energy efficiency projects through energy loans. Additional rebates and financing options may be available if you are a natural gas customer. Click here for details.
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.
|IMPROVEMENT*||PROGRAM NAME||% COVERED||CAP|
|1||Air Sealing, Home Insulation, and Heating System Projects||Home Energy Savings Program||Details on program page||$2,000|
|2||Home Energy Upgrade Financing (1-4 unit buildings)||Energy Loans||100%||$25,000|
|3||Heat Pump Water Heaters||Water Heater Rebate Program||100%||$500|
|4||ENERGY STAR® Appliances||Appliance Rebate Program||100%||$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|
|7||Natural Gas||Natural Gas||Details on program page||$4,000|
|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|
|3||Boilers, Furnaces, Heat pumps, Insulation, Water Heaters, and other energy efficient technologies||Federal tax credit
|Tax credit and cap varies for individual technologies. Click here for additional information.||$500|
|4||Solar/Wind/Geothermal Systems||Federal tax credit
(expires 12/31/21 for solar technologies; 12/31/16 for all other technologies)
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.