Free Homeowner Resources For Lowering Oil Costs in Maine
If you're new, our goal is to provide free resources to help Mainers lower their oil bills. Here's how you can start:
1. If you have a question about heat pumps, please ask them in the "Free Help" section. I'll answer any question here as best I can.
2. If you live in Maine and want to get multiple heat pump quotes from vetted vendors, fill out this form -->
3. Lastly, check out the blog for articles that can help you in your research, like Cold Climate Heat Pump Review, 7 Questions to Ask your Contractor So You Don't Get Ripped Off, and How Do Cold Climate Heat Pumps Work?
4. Download our Free 10 Page Heat Pump Buyers Guide
The average Maine home uses 900 gallons of oil per winter. At $4 per gallon, this can cost $3,600. To decrease heating costs, many Mainers lower their thermostat. This is what our family did when growing up. It was typical for our home to be between 60 and 65 degrees to save money on our heating costs. Mainers spend the most money on heating compared with other states.
The Problem? Mainers Spend Too Much on Heating
Here's how much a heat pump can save you, depending on your existing heat system.
Mainers Have Few Attractive Heating Alternatives to Lower Their Heating Costs
Even though Mainers spend a lot of money on heating, the existing choices to decrease heating costs are not attractive. All of the existing choices that could substantially reduce heating costs require a few things that make the decision difficult for most Mainers.
- A complete change to your existing system. Changing your heating system to a cheaper fuel system often requires changing the entire heating system. It's a lot of work, it's a large construction project, it's a big decision, and there's a lot of risk.
- Large cash investment. Changing your entire heating system costs a lot of cash. Biomass heating and ground source heat pumps are very expensive.
- The process takes a significant amount of time. Completely changing your existing heating system is a huge decision that can take months to design and install.
How Does a Heat Pump Work?
Heat pumps are a simple and proven technology that are manufactured by multi-national manufactures like Mitsubishi, Daikin and Fujitsu.