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“Heating with heat pumps exceeded our expectations; we were really surprised at how affordable heating with ductless heat pumps actually is.” – Aaron LaChance At 47°, the system operates at 323% efficiency, which is like oil at $1.34 a gallon. … Continue reading
At first glance, Efficiency Maine’s new rebates look complicated. There are stand-alone rebates for heat pumps including $300 for a heat pump water heater and $500 towards ductless heat pumps; as well as two different Home Energy Savings Program (HESP) … Continue reading
The Sunrise Guide & Stefan Apse recently got together to answer your burning questions about heating with wood pellets for their Expert Conversations series. This month, Stefan answers the following questions: What’s a wood pellet? What’s the difference between a … Continue reading
When her oil boiler started failing, Falmouth Daycare owner Melanie Collins jumped at the opportunity to invest in sustainable pellet heat and solar hot water systems. By doing so, she stabilized her heating expenses and eliminated her need for fossil … Continue reading
Nominations for the 2013 Indie Biz Awards have arrived. This is your opportunity to let Portland Buy Local know about your favorite local and independent businesses and non-profits. You can vote for a business in all of the following categories: … Continue reading