Tag: Heating and cooling


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.


When Extreme Cold Strikes, Reliable Performance is Key

From Mitsubishi Electric’s blog:

Last week, the U.S. experienced widespread (and in many places, unprecedented) cold temperatures, as a massive cold front swept the country. The record-breaking winter storm brought extreme cold, snow and ice and left homeowners with power outages, burst water pipes, property damage and strained HVAC systems in its wake.

Performance is Key
Last week’s weather was unexpected, even in places where snowfall and extreme cold are rare, but not unheard of. As homeowners in typically warmer climates cranked their heating systems to combat the cold, many saw their systems struggling to keep up with the sudden demand.

It’s easy to pin this type of weather event as an anomaly, but consider this: two weeks prior to last week’s cold front, all 50 states saw below freezing temperatures over the span of one day. 235 million Americans felt the effects of a polar vortex that brought discomfort to homeowners nationwide, and left many reconsidering their HVAC systems’ cold-climate performance.

The Heat Pump Difference
While we can’t always predict extreme outdoor conditions and temperature drops, we can choose systems that perform effectively in any climate. A high-performing heat pump system is efficient and has the capacity to provide comfort in extreme temperatures.

Not only are today’s heat pump systems more energy efficient than traditional, fossil-fuel burning systems, they also perform just as well, if not better! In fact, Mitsubishi Electric units equipped with advanced Hyper-Heating INVERTER® (H2i®) compressor technology perform at 100 percent of rated capacity in outdoor ambient temperatures as low as 5° F, with continued performance down to -13° F.

Homeowners in typically warmer climates may not necessarily need to run out and invest in a hyper-heating system, but it’s important to prepare for extremes, no matter your latitude. Don’t get left out in the cold. Contact us today to schedule an appointment with a Designer.


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.


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.


New Incentive from Efficiency Maine for Small Businesses

Single-zone heat pumps for small businesses are eligible for $1,600/system with an HSPF of 12.5 or higher (up to 3 individual systems or $4,800 per business).

Eligibility requirements include:

  • Facility’s electric meter(s) must have a Small General Service (SGS) or Small Class designation
  • Copy of electric bill is required at time of project submission
  • Customer must confirm heat pumps will become the primary heating and cooling system for the conditioned spaces
  • Pre-Approval is required for all projects

Ineligible projects include:

  • Facilities that heat with natural gas
  • Space types including warehouses, large assembly spaces, grow facilities, and multi-family buildings with five or more units

Learn more

Additionally, some businesses may be eligible for $400 on top of the state-wide incentive of $1,600/system, if the business is located within Small Business Initiative (SBI) Regions 20 – 22.

List of participating towns within those SBI regions.


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.”


Maine Decides to Go Big on Heat Pumps

Check out this news article from Green Tech Media by Justin Gerdes. According to the article a little more than half of the electricity generated in Maine already comes from zero-carbon hydropower and wind power and legislation signed 6/26/19 sets a 100 percent renewable electricity target for 2050.

“Heat pumps reduce Maine’s dependency on fossil fuels, stabilize energy costs, and support energy efficiency jobs which will attract young families and skilled workers to our state,” Gov. Mills said in a statement.