Paul Madore, a landlord with properties in Augusta, has already connected one of his buildings at 92 Northern Avenue to natural gas, thanks to Summit.“The building’s heating facilities were old, no longer efficient and needed to be replaced so when Summit arrived, it was perfect timing.”

After meeting with James Helma, a Summit sales representative, Madore learned about the rebates and incentives, along with the many benefits of natural gas.

Since making the switch to natural gas, his savings are more than 35-40% compared to his old bill and he is using the most environmentally-friendly fossil fuel possible, so it’s better for the environment. He also doesn’t have to stress about scheduling oil deliveries because natural gas is always “full.”

“When I looked at my bill I couldn’t believe the cost savings.” He added, “I really appreciate the effort from Summit to bring natural gas to this region and allow me to make the switch. I think it was a bold move for Summit Natural Gas to take on this challenge (bringing natural gas to the Kennebec Valley region), but they’ve delivered on their word,” said Madore.

As an apartment owner, Madore was excited to learn that natural gas equipment is easier to repair and maintain which will lead to lower maintenance costs. Making the switch to natural gas for his properties has also been more attractive to new tenants.

 

Summit Natural Gas of Maine is committed to providing clean, affordable natural gas to Mainers for years to come and Madore’s story is just one example. All over the Kennebec Valley residents and businesses are starting to save big with natural gas and the positive economic impact natural gas will have for the community has only just begun.

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With year one complete, residential customers in Augusta, Fairfield, Gardiner, Hallowell, Madison and Waterville are now connected to the Summit pipeline and are using natural gas. In total, more than 1,800 residential customers have already signed up with Summit for natural gas service and to benefit from the efficiency rebates available. Homeowners can save up to 50 percent on their heating costs with natural gas service from Summit.

Year two of the Kennebec Valley project is underway and will focus on installing distribution lines throughout several communities and service lines that will connect homes and businesses with natural gas. In 2014, Summit Natural Gas of Maine will be installing more miles of additional natural gas pipelines to residential areas than any other gas company in Maine. Summit plans to reach 90% of potential customers in the Kennebec Valley region in the next five years.

In May, Summit Natural Gas of Maine also started construction on pipelines that will provide natural gas service to the towns of Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth and the company is set to serve its first customers this year.

Summit Natural Gas of Maine will make an investment in the three towns of approximately $42 million, creating an estimated 200 jobs, and plans to serve about 8,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the three towns over the next five years. More than 500 customers from the three southern Maine towns have already signed contracts with Summit.

Landlords, businesses and residents should contact the Summit Natural Gas of Maine office to request natural gas service. To learn more about natural gas service in your area call (855) 353-4433 or to calculate your big save, visit www.summitbigsave.com. You can also like Summit on Facebook.