Author Archives: Pine State Services

Summit Natural Gas Expansion

You’ve probably heard the buzz. If you have friend in Falmouth, Cumberland or Yarmouth they may have mentioned that Summit Natural Gas is coming to provide gas service in 2014. Summit won the bid last year as town councils stated … Continue reading

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Bosch Greenstar Boilers

Pine State Services is excited and proud to announce that we are an official Accredited Bosch Contractor! Choosing an Accredited Bosch Contractor (ABC) to install your Bosch product gives you an Additional One-year Extended Warranty on all products eligible for … Continue reading

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How to keep your pipes from freezing.

As an Angie’s List, “Super Service Award” winner, we are privy to some great articles written especially for our customers from other great plumbing and heating companies across the country. With the weather being so cold and causing a lot … Continue reading

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Efficiency Maine and Federal Tax Credits

Please use this blog as a reference for understanding Federal and State tax credits. Efficiency Maine Summary Brochure explaining: http://www.efficiencymaine.com/docs/AllProgramsBrochure.pdf Heat Pump Water Heater Tax Credit Amount: $500 Form to print: http://www.efficiencymaine.com/docs/at_home/HESPDownloadsForms/EM_HPWH_Rebate_07-13.pdf   Federal Summary Ductless heat pump Federal tax … Continue reading

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Central vs Mini-Split Air Conditioning Systems

Air conditioning is the process of altering the properties of air (primarily temperature and humidity) to more favorable conditions. More generally, air conditioning can refer to any form of technological cooling, heating, ventilation, or disinfection that modifies the condition of air. Air conditioning systems have been around for … Continue reading

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Mitsubishi Ductless Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Systems in Maine

“It’s quiet, it’s efficient…you don’t even know it’s there.” –Evelyn Kennedy. Pine State Services is a Diamond Dealer for Mitsubishi Electric Cooling and Heating systems. Our team is certified by Mitsubishi to sell, install and service their products. Our status … Continue reading

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Converting to Gas Heat

Everyone is talking about gas….My coworker, my cousin even the Governor….How do I get on board? Many home and business owners are at wits end with the cost of heating their homes and workplaces. There are two things we can … Continue reading

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Is it really necessary to have your furnace cleaned annually? Really?

Why Preventative Maintenance Is Important Any way you look at it, preventative maintenance is a smart investment.  Manufactures, contractors, independent publications and homeowners all agree… if you’re looking to save money on utility bills while extending the life and efficient … Continue reading

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Winslow Homer Studio Renovations

On September 25, 2012 the Portland Museum of Art opened the Winslow Homer Studio to the public for the first time. One of the most significant locations in the history of American art, the Studio, located at Prouts Neck, Maine, … Continue reading

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Basement flooding and sump pumps.

When storms or long periods of rain arrive home owners all hold their breath and hope water doesn’t fill their basement. After months of enduring bitter cold and snow, things finally start to warm up. Rain showers wash away the filth that had been covered by layers of ice and snow. However, with that rain comes a new set of problems. Flooding basements. A flooded basement is a major problem and can be a very costly one too. Here are the issues and some ways to solve them. Continue reading

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