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 circulator pumps. These upgrades can reduce water heating costs and provide hot water when you need it. Learn more below:
Heat Pump Water Heaters
Tens of thousands of Mainers own heat pump water heaters. They’re popular because they produce lots of hot water, can save more than $3,500 over their 10-year life, and help to dehumidify. Efficiency Maine offers an $850 incentive for qualifying heat pump water heaters. Click here for more information on heat pump water heaters and click here for incentive information.
ECM Circulator Pumps
Businesses can reduce electric costs with the installation of ECM circulator pumps. Forced hot water (“hydronic”) heating systems use circulator pumps to move heated water from boilers to radiators and back. These pumps run whenever a thermostat calls for heat. Traditional circulator pumps run at one fixed speed and use some electricity to magnetize their rotor. Electronically commutated motor (ECM) circulator pumps can modulate their speed and use permanent magnet motors that don’t require any electricity to have magnetic properties. ECM circulator pumps cost less to buy and less to operate than traditional circulator pumps. Click here to learn more about this technology and click here to find a participating distributor.
Click here to find a Qualified Partner working near you. If you work with a contractor that is not yet a Qualified Partner, urge your contractor to find out more information here. As part of the project approval process, you will accept the C&I Prescriptive Program’s Terms and Conditions.
If you’re interested in getting started with an energy efficiency project in your business but don’t know where to start, you can sign-up for a virtual customer consultation here.