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Scheduling Cleaning

We are now scheduling cleanings starting March 15th.

Call us at 207-400-4065 to make an appointment.

We are committed to providing all of our customers with on-going customer service. Our goal is to ensure that your heat pump continues to operate as efficiently as it did when we initially installed it. In order to accomplish this, we ask that you clean the filters in your indoor units on a regular basis, preferably every 30-60 days.

We also recommend that the units be cleaned by one of our highly trained Service Technicians on a biennial basis. A professional and thorough cleaning is an essential step in maintaining your investment and providing you with years of heating and cooling satisfaction.

Our Technicians will, as a minimum, perform the following tasks listed below.

Clean the indoor heat exchanger coil, blower wheel, and the outside condenser coil.
Wash the large and small filters located in the indoor unit.
Flush the condensate line and verify that it is free of obstructions and draining properly.
Insert pan treatment tablets in the drain pan that will assist in keeping the drain from being plugged and help control odor.
Test, measure and record operating temperatures at the indoor unit.
Check and clean condensate pump, if applicable.

We suspend cleanings when temperatures go below freezing.

Prices vary depending on your equipment configuration. We would be happy to provide you with a specific quote prior to scheduling.


New Product Spotlight: Introducing The Deluxe Wall Mount FS Model


The patented Mitsubishi Electric Dual Barrier Coating prevents dust and dirt from accumulating on the indoor unit – keeping it cleaner year-round.


The coating is applied to the heat exchanger, vanes and ducts, and to the blower wheel of the indoor unit, which means reduced labor intensive maintenance.

Collects 1/10th of the dirt compared to non-coated components after 10 years of no cleaning maintenance.

Dual Barrier Coating on the heat exchanger, air ducts, vanes and blower wheel helps keep key internal heat pump components clean and working efficiently.


HSPF > 12.5
EER > 12.5
COP AT 5°F > 2.0

Mitsubishi Electric’s Hyper-Heating INVERTER® Plus systems feature the most advanced heat pump technology for delivering exceptional heating performance – producing 100% heating capacity down to -5°F.


Efficiency Maine Funding Opportunity Notice

Efficiency Maine is seeking applications for high-performance heat pump projects for small municipalities in Maine. Eligible projects can use this opportunity to save money and energy. An eligible heat pump retrofit project includes only the high-performance heat pump measures (HSPF of 12.5+.) The installed heat pump must be used as the primary heating and cooling systems for the space or building zone for which the heat pump is serving. Buildings that heat with natural gas are not eligible. All projects must be completed by an Efficiency Maine Qualified Partner, like Royal River Heat Pumps. For more information visit Efficiency Maine’s website or talk to your Royal River Heat Pumps Designer.


Heat Pump Incentives for Businesses

It’s time to replace the old air conditioning system. Efficiency Maine offers incentives to businesses to add high performance heat pumps for cooling and heating from $500 per single zone to $1,250 for multi zones with 4+ indoor units.

If you are a “Small General Service” (SGS) or “Small Service” (SS) electric customer you may be eligible for $1,600 per single zone system with an HSPF of at least 12.5. (Maximum 3 systems for a total of $4,800.)

Call Royal River Heat Pumps at 207-400-4065 to schedule an appointment to talk to a Designer about your project and find out which incentives may apply.


Beneficial Electrification

According to an article from Green and Healthy Homes Maine, if you use an oil boiler, switching to a heat pump can reduce your carbon emissions by 60%. And since 19% of emissions statewide are generated by home heating, making the switch to heat pumps will also help Maine reach our carbon reduction goals by reducing emissions of carbon dioxide 45% below 1990 levels by 2030, and 80% by 2050.

And you won’t be alone. Homeowners and businesses have installed over 45,000 high-performance heat pumps and 32,000 heat pump water heaters in the past five years!

Call us to learn more at 207-400-4065.


Efficiency Maine Rebate Change

Efficiency Maine Rebate Rules have changed. If we installed your system, and you didn’t get a rebate and you meet the following criteria, please give us a call to see if you are now eligible!

• Rebated heat pumps will be used to heat the home throughout the heating season
• Installed in a 1-4 unit residential building, located in Maine
• Installed in primary living area and not a garage or outbuilding
• Installed in the last 12 months
• HSPF of 12.0 or greater for single zones
• HPSF of 10.0 or greater for multi zones

There is a lifetime limit of 2 heat pump unit rebates per dwelling.


Governor Mills Announces New Heat Pump Rebates for Maine

Janet Mills has announced an initiative to install 100,000 heat pumps in Maine homes and businesses by 2025 to create jobs, reduce fossil fuel consumption and save people money on their heating bills. Maine is doubling rebates on single zone wall units with an HSPF of over 12.5 for homes that do not have natural gas.

This initiative is not funded by tax-payer money. “These new rebates will help make high-performance heat pumps more attainable for more Maine people, and the effects of this initiative will ripple across Maine’s economy,” said Governor Mills. “Not only will it help create good-paying jobs, boost small businesses, and promote workforce training at our community colleges, but it will also help Maine people save money on their heating bills and reduce our reliance on fossil fuels, helping us protect our environment and fight climate change. I encourage Maine people to see what they are eligible for.”