Efficiency Maine’s programs have helped thousands of businesses and residents save energy and money, and have reduced electricity costs for the state through reduced electricity demand. Savings from these projects total over $1 billion dollars since 2002. Read more below about how Maine businesses and residents are using Efficiency Maine programs to save energy and increase their bottom line. Please note that results and finances are unique to each project and are dependent on fluctuating energy prices, available incentives, and site-specific features.
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Dana & Clyde Case StudyWhen Dana first moved into her new home, she was always cold. Before renovating her kitchen or replacing the wall paper, she weatherized, and replaced her heating system. Learn why.
Real Life StoriesHear from homeowners about their high level of satisfaction with the technology. Plumbers share their positive experiences with heat pump water heaters.
Heat Pump Water HeatersLearn how heat pump water heaters work, and what you need to know when installing one in your home.
Air Sealing Your HomeFind out how to eliminate drafts, save on your heating costs, and make your home more comfortable through air sealing.
Heat Pump Case StudySee how one Presque Isle couple is saving an estimated 50 percent on their heating costs after installing a high-efficiency heat pump.
How Heat Pumps WorkLearn how air source heat pumps are installed, how they work, and their key advantages and disadvantages.
Jane & Stuart Case StudyAfter weatherizing their home, one couple in Warren is now saving 50 percent on their heating bills.
Anne & Al Case StudyThe Home Energy Savings Program helped one Rockland homeowner save energy and money. The work was conveniently financed using a low-interest Home Energy Loan.
Heat Pump User TipsHere are some ways to ensure you get the most from your heat pump.
Veronica says she's saving over 50% a month now that she's installed a high-efficiency heating system and added insulation
in the basement.
Portland Dry Goods worked with Efficiency Maine to replace 90 PAR20 bulbs and 10 MR16 window display lights with energy-saving LEDs. In doing so they inspired other Old Port retailers to make similar upgrades.
With the help of Efficiency Maine's Distributor Screw-In LED Program, Furniture Superstore in South Portland replaced its 800 75-watt PAR30 incandescent bulbs with 13-watt LEDs. Electricity savings is estimated to be $22,800 per year.
With help from Efficiency Maine’s Commercial & Industrial Custom Program, St. Mary’s Health System installed a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) unit in Lewiston. The new system generates electricity on site, using the waste heat for various domestic hot water needs in the facility.