Getting Ready for Winter Doesn’t Have to Be Scary
Trick-or-treaters are scary enough – there’s no need to add winter or your heating bill to the list. This time of year, the cool nights often bring to mind all the tasks needed to ready your home for winter. If one of the items on your to-do list is to update your heating system, switch to a ductless heat pump, or add insulation, now is a great time to take advantage of Efficiency Maine rebates and financing.
To determine how much you might save if you upgrade to a new heating system, estimate your annual heating bill and use Efficiency Maine’s calculator to review heating system alternatives and costs. If you decide to add a supplemental heating system or upgrade your central heating system, we provide incentives to help you install high-efficiency units.
Taking steps to make your house more weather-tight could allow you to install a smaller, more efficient boiler or furnace, or get more from a supplemental system like a ductless heat pump. If so, you would save both on upfront cost and long-term heating bills. Efficiency Maine offers weatherization support through rebates and financing options for air sealing and insulation.
Efficiency Maine has a number of resources as you consider a new heating system. Click here to learn more about ductless heat pumps. And view Efficiency Maine’s quick guide to home heating for considerations in choosing a new furnace or boiler. Then consult with a heating contractor to select an ENERGY STAR model that meets your needs and qualifies for an Efficiency Maine rebate.
Get started soon – contractor schedules are filling up as folks try to complete projects before the snow flies. To learn more, visit http://www.efficiencymaine.com/at-home/home-energy-savings-program/.