Heating Solutions

Efficiency Maine offers rebates and financing for homeowners installing high-efficiency heating equipment.  Click on the links below to find out more about high-efficiency systems, rebates, and how much you might save with an energy upgrade.

Central Heating Systems

If you have high energy costs or a heating system that is older than twenty years old, it may be time to consider upgrading your boiler or furnace to a new system.   Find out more about high-efficiency options below:

High-Efficiency Boilers and Furnace: Most Maine homes are heated with either a boiler or furnace. Energy-efficient options for boilers and furnaces are available for all heating fuels.  Find out more about your options here.

Pellet Boilers: Central wood pellet boilers are high-efficiency systems that use a local, renewable fuel resource.  Find out more about pellet boiler systems here.

Supplemental or Space Heating Systems

Offset the load of your primary heating system or meet additional heating needs with a high-efficiency supplemental heating system.  Many Maine homeowners are cutting their heating bills in half by installing these systems:

DuctlessHeatPumps_100x100Heat Pumps: Ductless heat pumps (or “mini-split” heat pumps) distribute heat and cooling directly to the spaces where they are installed, rather than through a ducted system. Ductless heat pumps have an outdoor unit connected to an indoor units via small, copper refrigerant lines. Find out more about how Mainers are saving with this new technology here.
Pellet&WoodStoves_100x100Pellet and Wood Stoves:  Advances in stove design have dramatically increased output efficiency and convenience, while reducing particulate emissions, compared to older pellet and wood stoves.  High-efficiency and low-particulate wood and pellet stoves can be a renewable and cost-effective way to heat your home.  Click here to find out more.
EMincentives_100x100Incentives and Financing: Maine homeowners are eligible for up to $1,500 in incentives and low-interest financing for energy improvements from $1,000 to $25,000, including high-efficiency heating systems through the Home Energy Savings Program.  Click here to find out more.
smallicons_thermostatCompare Heating Options:  Use the compare heating options tool to estimate annual heating costs with different heating systems.
EMvendor_100x100Find a Residential Registered Vendor Use this tool to find a Heating Contractor, Energy Advisor, or Renewable Energy Installer near you.

Summit Natural Gas of Maine Customers may be eligible or additional rebates.  Find out more about these incentives here.