You're invited to participate in the Casco Bay Heat Pump Challenge, an exciting new initiative to help you and other residents in the Greater Portland region save on your energy bill, improve the comfort of your home, and reduce your carbon footprint through installing cold climate heat pumps.

New, high-efficiency cold climate heat pumps are a great way for you to reduce your heating oil bill while also improving the comfort of your home. Reducing your dependence on heating oil can not only help you keep your heating bill down and reduce the hit to your wallet when inevitably go up, but can also help you to reduce your family's carbon footprint. Plus they also offer high-efficiency air conditioning to keep you comfortable for the hottest summer days.

Mainers around the state have installed over 20,000 heat pumps in just the last few years!

At Challenge events, you'll get the chance to learn from home energy experts about how heat pumps and other home efficiency upgrades can help you save on your energy bill and become more comfortable year-round (as well as tips and tricks on how to get the most out of your heat pump). Other homeowners from the region will share their experiences with heat pumps. Representatives from Efficiency Maine will also be on hand to help explain the thousands of dollars worth of rebates and financing options available to help you reduce your energy bill.

The Challenge organizers have also selected a few of Efficiency Maine’s vendors with great track records of fair, competitive pricing and good customer service. These installers—Dyer Electric, Goggin Energy, Pine State Services, ReVision Energy, and ReVision Heat—are providing special event-only discounts to people who sign up for a free site visit at Challenge events and move forward with a home installation (with an extra discount if enough attendees install a heat pump).

Find a Challenge Event in your community

June 17, 2017
10:00am - 2:30pm

East End Community Center

South Portland
September 23, 2017
10:00am - 1:00pm

South Portland Community Center

October 14, 2017
10:00am - 2:00pm

Mason-Motz Activity Center

October 21, 2017
10:00am - 1:00pm

Scarborough Public Library







Don't see your city or town listed? Reach out to your municipal officials: any community can host a Challenge event with support from the Challenge organizers!

Sign Up below to receive updates on upcoming Challenge events -- or if you can't make it to an event, we can still pass your information onto the Challenge heat pump installers, who will follow up with you on conducting a free home site visit.

Got questions? Submit them here!

Why heat pumps?

Air source heat pumps are can provide both heating and cooling. New cold climate heat pumps supported by Efficiency Maine rebates can save you hundreds of dollars a year on your home heating oil bill.

Learn more about heat pumps

Interested in bringing a Challenge event to your community?

The Challenge organizers have put in the time to identify installers who can provide the best service to towns and cities throughout the Greater Portland region. If you're interested in hosting a Challenge event, reach out to the challenge organizers here. We'll send you the list of pre-qualified vendors, as well as a media kit with materials you can customize for your needs.