Maine businesses can reduce water heating costs by upgrading to high-efficiency water heating systems. Efficiency Maine offers incentives for heat pump water heaters and ECM recirculator pumps. These upgrades can reduce water heating costs and provide hot water when you need it. Learn more below:
Heat Pump Water Heaters
Each year, thousands of heat pump water heaters are installed in Maine. These high-efficiency units can save more than $3,000 over the life of the unit compared to electric water heaters. Heat pump water heaters typically have 10+ year warranties. Other benefits include a heat pump water heater’s ability to dehumidify the space where it’s located. Efficiency Maine offers a $850 rebate for qualifying heat pump water heaters. Click here for more information on heat pump water heaters and click here for rebate information.
ECM Recirculator Pumps
Businesses can significantly reduce water heating and water costs with the installation of ECM recirculator pumps. These pumps use electronically commutated motors (ECM) and smart controls to constantly circulate hot water from the water heater to the farthest fixture and back. This results in constant hot water in distribution pipes and at the faucets, cutting wait times for hot water and reducing water waste. ECM recirculator pumps operate at a fraction of the cost of traditional recirculator pumps. Efficiency Maine offers instant discounts on ECM recirculator pumps at participating distributors.