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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 and room air purifiers are each eligible for a $50 rebate. Heat pump water heaters are eligible for a $750 mail-in or $600 instant rebate. Incentives are also available for energy assessments, home insulation, and heating systems. Homeowners are eligible for up to $3,000 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.

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 $2,000
2 Home Energy Upgrade Financing (1-4 unit buildings) Energy Loans 100% $15,000
3 Heat Pump Water Heaters Water Heater Rebate Program 100% $750
4 Low Income Water Heaters Low Income Water Heaters 100% No Cap
5 ENERGY STAR® Clothes Washers Appliance Rebate Program 100% $50
6 ENERGY STAR® Room Air Purifiers Appliance Rebate Program 100% $50
7 Energy-Efficient Light Bulbs Retail Lighting Program Reduced prices at retailers statewide
8 Electricity Monitor Loaner from local libraries Electricity Monitor Loaner Program Free Free
9 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
Natural gas customers may be eligible for additional rebates from their utility.
Natural gas utilities Contact your natural gas provider for more information.
2 Solar Systems Federal tax credit
(30% until 12/31/19
26% in 2020
22% in 2021
Expires 12/31/21)
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.