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.”