Maine Surpasses 100,000 Heat Pump Goal

07/21/2023:  Governor Janet Mills announced that Maine has  surpassed its goal of installing 100,000 new heat pumps, two years ahead of time. Governor Mills signed legislation in 2019 establishing the target of 100,00 heat pumps by 2025 and enhanced heat pump rebate incentives through Efficiency Maine. About 104,000 heat pumps have been installed to date.

Governor Mills announced the milestone at Kennebec Valley Community College. The governor was joined  by White House National Climate Advisor Ali Zaidi, Michael Stoddard, Executive Director of Efficiency Maine, and our own Scott and Tracy Libby, owners of Royal River Heat Pumps.

Governor Mills also unveiled a new target: installing another 175,000 additional heat pumps in Maine by 2027, thereby bringing the number of heat pumps installed in Maine homes, businesses, and public buildings during her time in office to 275,000. If this target is achieved, Maine would have more than 320,000 heat pumps in total installed across the state. Royal River Heat Pumps stands behind this goal.



Additional Rebates in Auburn, Freeport and South Portland

Have you heard the good news?

We are thrilled to share that certain Maine cities and towns are now offering further rebates on heat pumps. These are in addition to Efficiency Maine’s rebate program, and the Inflation Reduction Act tax credit. (Royal River Heat Pumps will complete your Efficiency Maine Rebate.)

If you live in South Portland, Freeport, or Auburn, you may qualify for additional rebates. Check with your City or Town Hall to see if you qualify!

See the links below to learn more about additional rebates.

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Closed July 3 and 4

Royal River Heat Pumps will be closed on July 3rd and 4th so that employees may spend the Independence Day holiday with their family. We will resume normal business hours on July 5th at 8:00am.

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Season of Wishes

UPDATE as of December 16th,  15 Wishes Granted! The grand total for this year is $110,026.00!

Royal River Heat Pumps is matching every donation via Text to Give during the Season of Wishes campaign for Make-A-WishⓇ – up to $3,000.
Text WISH to 78-000 to have your gift matched today!

A wish begins with hope and hope begins with you!

Make-A-WishⓇ creates life-changing wishes for children with critical illnesses. Since 1992, they have granted nearly 1,750 wishes. This coming year, the organization expects to grant the greatest wish of over 75 seriously ill Maine children, which is an average of one wish every five days. All money raised in Maine stays in Maine. All wish expenses are fully covered by Make-A-WishⓇ. Make-A-WishⓇ Maine is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, and all contributions are tax-deductible. The Maine chapter has over 200 volunteers statewide and a staff of eight.

Wishes replace a child’s fear with confidence, sadness with joy, and anxiety with hope. Wishes give children renewed energy and strength, bring families closer together and unite communities.


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Complimentary Service for Our Customers

Heat pumps are an amazing technology and when operated correctly are extremely efficient at heating and cooling. We want you to have the best possible experience with your new heat pumps and so we offer all of our installation customers a complimentary in-depth walk through and tutorial which includes instructions on utilizing the controllers, best practices, maintenance tips and more.

If we installed your heat pumps and you are interested, give us a call at 207-400-4065 to schedule a date and time for a walk-through that works for you.



ATTENTION AUBURN RESIDENTS! If you had a heat pump installed on/after 9/1/2021 and received an Efficiency Maine Residential Rebate, you may qualify for a matching rebate from Sustainable Auburn. Click Here for more info or to apply.