In 2023, $71,664,970 from the Inflation Reduction Act became available to Mainers for home energy rebates and tax credits. These benefits can be stacked with Maine’s state incentives to pay for most, if not all of the cost of your upgrades depending on your income level.

A few free or cheap things you can do right now to reduce your energy usage!

  1. Start With a Home Energy Assessment – Just enter your zip code & it will show you a list of local energy professionals.  You can schedule a time for them to come check out your home and advise you on how to get the most out of the incentives.
  2. Can I just just talk to someone who will explain this to me? Yes! Call 866-376-2463 between 8-5 during the work week.
  3. Wait. This still seems too expensive for me.
  4. Maine has some of the best incentives for heat pumps in the country!
  5. I’m a renter.  Can I benefit at all? Yes, even without involving your landlord!  However, if you do have a good relationship with your landlord, you could benefit even more by chatting with them or directing them to this page!
  6. A tidy breakdown of how much money you can get for different upgrades.
  7. Community Solar projects in Maine.  Get access to renewable energy without touching your roof!

“Maine Won’t Wait” put out this handy guide with Maine-specific info and handy charts like this one: