BELFAST — On Tuesday, Sept. 20, at 6:30 p.m., Belfast Free Library will host a presentation on how to create an energy-efficient home and stay warm this winter, with Bridget Gifford from Efficiency Maine.

This presentation, part of an ongoing series of programs for the library’s All of Belfast Climate Dialogues project, will take place in the Abbott Room.

Some people would like to be as energy-efficient as possible. Others simply wish their home was a little warmer or less drafty in the winter. Most would like to save money by cutting their electricity, heating and fuel bills, but many don’t know where to start or are prevented by the expense of weatherization and other efficiency upgrades.

Efficiency Maine, a public benefits fund for energy efficiency programs, is here to help! Efficiency Maine provides rebates designed to save you money on weatherization, efficiency heating, and the purchase of electric vehicles.

This talk will cover the rebates and financing programs offered, with a focus on how heat pumps and heat pump water heaters can set the stage for a more fuel-efficient household.

If you want to upgrade to a more fuel-efficient household, this program will help you become aware of, and able to access, the benefits available to you through your Efficiency Maine program.

Bridget Gifford has worked with Efficiency Maine for six years, focusing on low-income initiatives. Over that time investments in efficiency measures for low-income homes have tripled. Gifford has worked in New York and Maine with efficiency programs and utility providers. She lives in Yarmouth with her family.

For more information, visit or call 338-3884, ext.10.