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AUTOMATING YOUR HOME WITH SMART DEVICES

  AUTOMATING YOUR HOME- Everywhere we look these days it seems that someone is promoting assistant devices or voice activated home integration hubs. Amazon has Echo and Alexa, Windows PCs have Cortana, Google Home is gaining market share and everyone seems to know who Siri is. What can these technological devices do for you and […]

FINANCIAL BENEFITS OF AGING PLACE

AGE IN PLACE We have a unique situation here in Maine. Not only do we boast of being the “oldest” state in the nation demographically but we also have some of the oldest housing stock and most of it is RURAL! The question being asked is how do we create a safe and accessible living […]

Is Poor Air Quality Affecting your Health?

According to the Environmental Protection Agency, health problems associated with poor indoor air quality include eye irritation, allergies, headaches, and respiratory problems such as asthma. These problems can be directly related to the presence of mold and dust mite infestation in the home. One of the recognized solutions to addressing these health issues is effective moisture […]

GEOTHERMAL REVISITED: A look back at Bill Judd’s System

GEOTHERMAL REVISITED: A look back at Bill Judd’s System ~ By Holly Haining-Zulieve We thought it might be a useful exercise to catch up with customers previously featured in Customer Corner articles. We wanted to learn how various systems have been performing and share the results with all of you. BILL JUDD – SUMMARY: Bill’s […]

AMERICAN STANDARD Front & Center

AMERICAN STANDARD is now front and center at Mid-coast Energy Systems! Mid-Coast Energy Systems is proud to announce that we will soon display American Standard plumbing products in our Damariscotta showroom. We have and will continue to install all brands of plumbing fixtures and faucets but we will have the American Standard products prominently on […]

What Happened to Solar?

THEN AND NOW: What Happened to Solar? ~ By Gina Philippon Those of us who pre-buy our heating fuel eagerly await that notice in the mail or the banner hanging across Main Street advertising the per gallon price for the approaching heating season. It was the summer of 2008 when the price for heating oil […]

Arsenic Levels in Maine Water

  Is your well safe? ~ By Gina Philippon Several news outlets have been reporting recently about the concern of elevated levels of arsenic in Maine water supplies.  While this is frightening, it can be treated relatively easily. What is Arsenic? Arsenic is a tasteless, odorless, colorless metalloid element with an atomic number of 33.   […]

WHAT HAPPENS TO UNUSED WELLS?

Unused Wells – Turn on the faucet and the water is there.  Modern well pumps and pressure tanks make rural living as convenient as urban living when it comes to your water supply.  Water quality is a concern without a centralized point of treatment as with municipal water supplies.  Most nuisance well water quality conditions […]

HOW DO HEAT PUMPS WORK?

Over the past several years, more and more of our customers have become interested in learning about heat pumps for obvious reasons.  Ductless heat pumps are an attractive & highly efficient way to heat and cool an area because they extract heat from outdoor air (even when it is very cold) and deliver heat energy […]