The trend is sweeping the nation and also in Maine to use Electric Powered Heat Pumps for home heating systems. Sure, the electricity bill will be higher. However, if your house is truly tightly insulated and sealed well and not too large, then the cost of heating for you will not be any higher than with propane or gas. The beauty of it is that when you are ready to install Solar Panels for electrical power, you will be all ready to turn your house into a completely solar powered house.
Heat pumps have become much more efficient and smart in recent years, and the cost of equipment and installation has come down a little. I don’t know any builder who would not approve of the idea if your house is properly prepared and capable of the system installation.