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2019 Rebate Program Ends September 20th

Posted: September 16, 2019

Rebate ending

Thanks to so many consumers understanding the wisdom of upgrading to modern energy-efficient oilheating equipment—and all of the ways this can help them save money—the 2019 MEMA-National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) equipment rebate program has been another smashing success this year.

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. But in this case, it won’t be forever.

Because of such high demand, rebate applications can only be honored through Friday, Sept. 20, 2019.  If you have already replaced your system and your heating oil dealer submits your rebate application by that date, it will be processed in regular order.

The good news is that the Maine Energy Marketers Association is committed to making more rebate funds available for oilheat consumers in 2020. We will be working hard to make that happen. We are pleased that in just a short time, we have helped so many Maine residents save money on the purchase of new oilheat equipment, including aboveground storage tanks, boilers and furnaces.

Based on feedback from consumers who have taken advantage of this rebate program, the addition of new oilheat has made a positive difference in both comfort and efficiency levels, while also adding value to the home.

Understanding today’s oilheat

If you’re interested in upgrading to modern oilheating equipment and qualifying for rebates next year, why not spend some time now researching your options? This way, you’ll be ahead of the game when rebate funds become available again in 2020.

For starters, today’s new high-efficiency oil heating systems feature enhanced technology and control capabilities to provide optimal comfort while decreasing your fuel bills.

An oil heating system can be installed in any home, and your local oilheat company can show you how to take full advantage of oil heat’s versatility.

Oilheat is cleaner, greener and more economical than ever. The latest oil heating systems are small, smart and super-efficient and can save you, on average, about 30% on your annual heating costs. There are many different equipment options to fit your budget and your local oilheat company has expertise in many types and models of oil heating equipment.

Five facts about oilheat efficiency

  1. New oilheat systems now boast efficiency ratings as high as 95%, providing more warmth with less fuel than ever before.
  2. Potential annual fuel savings can be as high as 48% when replacing an outdated boiler with a new, high-efficiency oil boiler.
  3. Many new oil boilers now incorporate energy-saving controls that greatly reduce fuel usage by as much as 10% and provide a more even heat.
  4. High-efficiency oil furnaces now feature variable speed motors that use about 80% less electricity.
  5. The advent of ultra-low sulfur heating oil blended with renewable biodiesel has made it a cleaner burning, much more environmentally friendly and significantly more energy efficient. This has paved the way for the next generation of compact, super-efficient boilers and furnaces.

Contact your local oilheat company to learn more about all of the benefits of today’s oilheat! If you want to learn more about replacing your heating system, please go here.