Maine Residents: See Efficiency Maine Weatherization Program details below

The cost of a residential energy audit is usually $350-$500, depending on the size of the home. The cost will be quoted during the initial phone call. The variability in cost is associated only with the size and complexity of the home.

Feel free to call Mark Hunter @ 603-969-2257 to discuss your home. It is likely that potential for improvement of your home and/or eligibility for rebate and incentive programs can be determined over the phone.

Efficiency Maine Home Energy Savings Program

$1000 Summer Promotion must be applied for by September 30, 2010

Donít miss out on this limited-time opportunity! Tight House is one of only a limited number of participating advisers in Maine able to facilitate this rebate opportunity. Click here for a complete list:

The Efficiency Maine Home Energy Savings Program (HESP) provides rebates to homeowners who have energy efficiency improvements done to their home. This is not a tax credit, but a direct rebate of up to $3,000. The qualifying improvements are for any upgrades relative to making the home more energy efficient, such as insulation upgrades, heating appliance upgrades, and window and door replacement.

There are no income limitations. This is for everyone.

To qualify a house must show a 25% percent savings potential. This is very achievable in many Maine homes.

There are two Tiers of eligibility. Modest Savers, in tier one, have a 25% savings potential and will receive 30% of improvement costs including energy audits, up to a $1500 total rebate. Big savers, in tier two, which are shown to have a 50% potential savings, will receive the same 30% up to $3000. Additionally, most improvements are eligible for the same tax credits you may know of already. The extra $1000 Summer promotion must be applied for by September 30, 2010

The goal of Tight House is to help homeowners achieve calculable savings through weatherization upgrades. Additionally valuable natural resources are preserved and homes are made more valuable, comfortable and safe. This new incentive program makes any decision concerning energy upgrades much easier.

For more information, visit the Efficiency Maine website: or contact Mark Hunter directly at 603-969-2257 or

Direct link to the Home Energy Savings Program:



This page was last updated on 06/24/11.