Plumbers 911 Maine Water Heater
17 Sep

Maine Offers Water Heater Rebates

What’s the best time to invest in a new water heater? Before it’s too late. 

Right now, Maine residents can save money thanks to state-sponsored water heater installation rebates.

To help make an informed decision, Plumbers 911 offers Maine residents the following information about water heater options in the Pine Tree State.

Types of Water Heaters in Maine

There are two main types of water heaters for residential use in Maine:

  • A storage water heater that uses energy to heat water, which is then stored in a tank and kept hot. 
  • Tankless water heaters that heat water as it flows through the pipes to where it is eventually used.

These two types of water heaters consume varying levels of energy. In the face of climate change, energy efficiency has been a greater part of the decision process.

Save money with Maine water heater rebates

Maine residents are encouraged to update with heat pump water heaters. The state has prioritized this by offering rebates to homeowners to save money on an energy efficient installation. 

A heat pump water heater bypasses the heat generation phase of water heating and instead pulls heat from the surrounding area to heat the water. These heat pumps can be two to three times more efficient than conventional electric resistance water heaters, according to

Efficiency Maine is helping Mainers save money while also being energy efficient. They are offering a $750 incentive when installed by a registered vendor. This incentive helps residents afford heat pump water heaters, but also helps the state become more energy efficient.

Making informed decisions

Not interested in taking advantage of energy efficiency rebates at this time? It’s still a good idea  to weigh the pros and cons of traditional water heaters.

Although not as efficient as a heat pump water heater, tankless water heaters tend to be more energy efficient compared to storage heaters. The catch is a higher upfront cost.

A storage water heater helps you avoid the fairly short wait time of a tankless system — it delivers instantaneous hot water. In the short term, these heaters are cheaper — but costs will eventually catch up because they’re less energy efficient.

If you are thinking about investing in a new water heating system? Contact Plumbers 911 Maine at 207-825-2340 to be connected with an expert local plumbing contractor.

To all our friends and customers regarding COVID-19

We will get through this together To say we are living in “unprecedented” challenging times would be an understatement. We hope this finds you and your family safe and healthy. We would like to list a few pieces of information and websites that we think will be helpful for you during this time.

  • To get the most current information on the COVID-19 virus, please check the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) website at:
  • icon showing hand under faucet with large water droplets falling on hand Please wash your hands frequently. Washing with soap and water for twenty seconds is the preferred method, however when water is not available, please use an alcohol based hand sanitizer containing at least 60% alcohol.
  • icon of person covering mouth while coughing and a border separating from displeased person close by Practice social distancing by staying at least six feet away from another person.
  • For those of you with children that are looking for something fun to do, there are virtual field trips you can take with your kids that are fun and educational. Here is a link:

Plumbers are considered essential workers during this time and we will continue to work as our number one priority is to “protect the health of the nation.” Stay well, stay safe and we will get through this together.

Your Friends at Plumbers 911

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