Unitil - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs (Maine)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Maine

Name Unitil - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential, Low-Income Residential
Eligible Technologies Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Furnaces, Boilers, Programmable Thermostats, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors, Custom/Others pending approval, Faucet Aerators, Low-Flow Showerheads
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Self-installation weatherization: 25 per account

Home energy assessment rebate: 150 per account
Weatherization Program (home owners and landlords): 50% project cost
Weatherization Program (tenants): 75% project cost
Energy Star Homes: Rebates vary
ECM Furnace: 400
Warm Air Furnace: 100
Hot Water Boiler: 500-1000
Steam Boiler: 200
Combined High Efficiency Space and Water Heating Unit: 1300
Indirect Water Heaters: 300
Tankless water heaters: 300
Thermostat: 25
Low-intensity infrared heating: 500
High efficiency fryers: 1000 ENERGY STAR Label

Equipment Requirements ECM/Warm Air Furnace: 92% or > AFUE

Hot Water Boiler: 85%, or > AFUE
Steam Boiler: 82% or > AFUE
Tankless water heaters: 0.82 Energy Factor
Combined High Efficiency Space and Water Heating Unit: 90% or > AFUE and model must identify a water heating option/feature as part of the standard unit without additional external components
Thermostat: ENERGY STAR Label
High efficiency fryers: ENERGY STAR Label

Installation Requirements Space and water-heating equipment: must be installed by a licensed contractor

Maximum Incentive Space-heating and water-heating equipment: 1,350

Home energy assessment rebate: 150
Weatherization: Up to 1,500

Program Administrator Energy Efficiency Programs
Website http://services.unitil.com/maine/energy_efficiency.asp

References DSIRE[1]


Northern Utilities offers two weatherization programs. Through the Partners in Energy Weatherization Program, customers can receive rebates of 50% to 75% of the costs associated with purchasing and installing weatherization improvements, such as attic/wall insulation and air sealing. Homeowners are eligible for 50%, up to $1,500, and tenants can receive 75% of the cost, up to $1,500. Low-income customers are eligible to receive weatherization improvements at no cost. For smaller, “do-it-yourself” weatherization projects such as installing door sweeps, pipe insulation, and caulking, Northern Utilities offers a $25 "Self Install" rebate. Customers should see the program web site for rebate forms and program details.

Customers can learn how to improve the energy efficiency of their home and save money on energy bills with a Home Energy Assessment. Northern Utilities' Partners in Energy Program offers up to $150 toward an in-home energy assessment. This program allows customers to pick their own contractor. Rebate forms and information on how to select a contractor can be found on the program web site.

Northern Utilities, as a member of GasNetworks, also offers rebates for high efficient space and water heating equipment. This program offers residential customers up to $1,350 in rebates towards the installation of qualified high-efficiency gas-fired space and water heating equipment. Eligible equipment includes furnaces, boilers, water heaters, thermostats, and windows. All equipment must meet certain energy efficiency standards listed on the website. Customers fill out the application after the installation is complete.

In addition, Northern Utilities is a sponsor of the state-wide Energy Star Homes Program, which provides various rebates and technical support for customers interested in building an Energy Star home.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name (Northern) Unitil Utilities
Department C&I Energy Efficiency Programs
Address 325 West Road
Place Portsmouth, New Hampshire
Zip/Postal Code 03801
Phone (866) 933-3821
Phone 2 (866) 933-3820
Email efficiency@unitil.com
Website http://www.unitil.com/customer-configuration

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"