Reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home can be a cost-effective way to reduce heating costs and improve comfort. Some air sealing measures like caulking and weather stripping can be installed as do-it-yourself projects, but many air sealing projects are best completed by a professional. A professional energy assessment can help to prioritize air sealing efforts.
An energy assessment can be a logical first step toward reducing energy waste. Energy advisors perform various tests to determine the best energy savings opportunities and provide suggestions on projects that can address potential health and safety issues including moisture, mold, and radon. Assessments can include a walk-through of the entire home and tests using a blower door, combustion safety equipment, and a thermal camera.
Air sealing reduces drafts and heat loss by eliminating air leaks in the building around the chimney, plumbing penetrations, and recessed lights. Residential Registered Vendors use a variety of materials, including caulk, spray foam, metal flashing, weather stripping, and rigid foam. Some materials are more suitable than others for specific locations or trouble spots. For example, fire-rated caulk and metal flashing are used in high-temperature air sealing situations like around the chimney.
Efficiency Maine offers the full cost of 6 hours of air sealing with an energy assessment by a professional residential registered vendor (value $600).
- Participant owns the home
- Participant resides full time in the home
- No natural gas account is associated with the home
The home’s accessed value is below the county maximum (building and land combined before exemptions). See table below.
Combined Building and Land Assessed Value
Receives Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) benefit.
- Residential Registered Vendor
- Reservation required for the installer, please contact HESP2@CLEAResult.com. Or call 207-512-8181
Terms and Conditions
Measures installed through this program are not eligible for any other Efficiency Maine incentives. Program and incentives subject to change or termination. Consult Efficiency Maine website to confirm current program terms, rebate availability, and forms.
For more information about how installers secure a reservation click here.
To download a program claim form, click here.