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Attic Insulation

Insulation

Under-insulated attics can be a significant energy drain. For optimal energy efficiency, your home should be insulated from the roof down to the foundation. When attic insulation is properly installed, heating and cooling systems run less frequently, helping to reduce on-going energy expenses.

$700 incentive available.

Up to $2,100 available for insulation and air sealing projects.

Natural gas customers may be eligible for additional incentives.

Learn more about insulation.

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Insulation

Basement Insulation

Insulation

Insulation materials reduce the transfer of heat from one place to another. For optimal energy efficiency, your home should be insulated from the roof down to the foundation. When insulation is properly installed, heating systems run less frequently, helping to reduce on-going energy expenses.

$700 incentive available.

Up to $2,100 available for insulation and air sealing projects.

Natural gas customers may be eligible for additional incentives.

Learn more about insulation.

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Heating Systems

Boilers and Furnaces

Most Maine homes are heated with either a boiler or furnace. Energy-efficient options for boilers and furnaces are available for all heating fuels. Read on below to find out more about high-efficiency systems, rebates, and how much you might save with a system upgrade.

$500 incentive available.

Natural gas customers may be eligible for additional incentives.

Learn more about boilers and furnaces.

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ENERGY STAR® Clothes Washer

Appliance Rebate Program

ENERGY STAR certified clothes washers are available in front-load and top-load models. Top-load models utilize new technologies that do not require the tub to fill with water. They clean using sophisticated wash systems that flip or spin clothes through a stream of water. They save energy two ways: they use about 25% less energy and 40% less water.

$50 incentive available.

Learn more about energy-efficient clothes washers.

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Lighting

Efficiency Maine works with lighting manufacturers, retailers, and distributors to reduce the prices of energy-efficient lighting products in stores statewide. Try Efficiency Maine’s lighting savings calculator to see how much you can save each year by replacing standard incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs.

In-store discounts available.

Find the best LED retail prices
Find a participating retailer
Find a participating distributor
Learn more about lighting options

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Heat Pump

Ductless Heat Pump

Supplemental or Space Heating Systems

Ductless heat pumps (or “mini-split” heat pumps) distribute heat and cooling directly to the spaces where they are installed. Ductless heat pumps have an outdoor unit connected to an indoor unit via small, copper refrigerant lines.

$500 – $750 incentive available.

Learn more about heat pumps.

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Geothermal System

Renewable Energy

Geothermal systems take advantage of the constant temperature of the ground below the frost line to heat in the winter and cool in the summer.

$5,000 incentive available.

Learn more about geothermal systems.

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Overhead Light

Lighting

Efficiency Maine works with lighting manufacturers, retailers, and distributors to reduce the prices of energy-efficient lighting products in stores statewide. Try Efficiency Maine’s lighting savings calculator to see how much you can save each year by replacing standard incandescent bulbs with energy-efficient bulbs.

In-store discounts available.

Find the best LED retail prices
Find a participating retailer
Find a participating distributor
Learn more about lighting options

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Low-flow Shower Head

Low-Flow Shower Head

No- and Low-Cost Tips

There are a number of no- and low-cost ways to conserve energy and reduce energy costs. For example, low-flow shower heads can cost as little as $10 but can save the average household $70 a year on hot water costs.

Find more energy-saving tips.

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Solaar Panels

Solar Panel

Solar Technologies

Solar energy systems can produce electricity or hot water.

Financing available.

Learn more about solar electric and solar hot water systems here.

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Pellet Woodstove

Wood and Pellet Heating

Renewable Energy

A wood or pellet stove burns logs or pellets to heat a single room, although many homeowners locate these systems centrally and offset half or more of their primary fuel use. Pellet and wood stoves are typically fireplace inserts or free-standing models.  Pellet boilers can act as primary heating system.

$500 incentive available.
$5,000 incentives available for pellet boilers.

Learn more about wood and pellet heating.

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Programmable Thermostat

Programmable Thermostat

No- and Low- Cost Tips

There are a number of no- and low-cost ways to conserve energy and reduce energy costs. For example, programmable thermostats can reduce annual heating costs by as much as 15%.

Find more energy-saving tips.

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Wall Insulation

Wall Insulation

Insulation

Uninsulated walls can be a significant energy drain. For optimal energy efficiency, your home should be insulated from the roof down to the foundation and walls should be insulated to capacity. When insulation is properly installed, heating systems run less frequently, helping to reduce on-going energy expenses.

$700 incentive available.

Up to $2,100 available for insulation and air sealing projects.

Natural gas customers may be eligible for additional incentives.

Learn more about insulation.

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Heat Pump Water Heater

Water Heating

Each year, thousands of Mainers buy heat pump water heaters. ENERGY STAR® reports that these high-efficiency units can save a four-person household more than $3,000 over ten years when compared to electric water heaters. Other benefits include long warranties and the ability to dehumidify.

$500 rebate available.

Learn more about heat pump water heaters.