Energy Efficiency Resources
My office has held several workshops to share tips and resources for weatherizing your home and saving money on your energy bill. I wanted to share these resources with you, even if you didn't make it to one of the events.
No-cost and low-cost energy-saving tips » From Bill Najpauer, Certified Energy Auditor.
If you would like to be notified when we hold our next energy workshop, please email me or call (207) 774-5019.
U.S. Department of Energy
The Department of Energy has a very useful webpage where consumers can find information about:
- Tax credits on insulation, heating systems, windows, biomass stoves and more—10% of the cost up to $500.
- Resources for financing buying or remodeling for energy-efficiency.
- Applying for the federal Weatherization Assistance Program.
- Information on energy-efficient appliances, lighting, and practices.
- Tools you can use to see how much energy-efficiency might save you.
U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development
1-800-352-8963 Ext. 161
Here you'll find a warehouse of incentives, rebates and programs offered by the state to help home and business owners conserve energy and save money.
Maine State Housing
www.mainehousing.org (800) 452-4668
Find information on a range of state energy-efficient resources, including:
- A list of state-certified energy auditors and weatherization technicians.
- Grants to help low-income homeowners and renters pay for weatherization work and central heating systems.
- The LIHEAP Heating and energy-improvement assistance program.