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Tuesday, August 10 2021
Written by Eric Gans
I have over 1500 energy audits under my belt in Maryland. I like to take my personal experiences with each of my audit customers and try to get the things that concern them out into the world so others can make good home improvement decisions - in the right order - according to their needs.
It does not surprise me that with some thought, I was able to come up with 100 reasons why you should get a Maryland home energy audit through BGE or Pepco.
Each reason is worth $1. Seems like a very good value when you look at it like this...
There are probably hundreds more that are not listed. I have broken it down into ten categories.
Health & Safety
A home energy audit tests several key health and safety elements around a home that need to be monitored from time to time just to be sure everything is working right.
More Comfortable Home
Most people think they have to live with a hot upstairs in summer or drafts in the winter, but maybe you don't.
Using less energy = $ savings and you get more comfort in return. There is a win/win for ya!
Create a Home Improvement Priority List
There is no worse sinking feeling then when someone tells you that you should have done that first and you know you gotta do what you already did again.
Home Improvement Education
An old cliche: Knowledge is Power
Contribution to Sustainable Future
A typical HVAC machine in our area runs for about 20 years. With less usage the life span easily goes up to 30.
A Different Home Improvement Experience
Working within the BGE/Pepco program gives the homeowner and the energy contractor a clear way to interact that leads to successful results.
Take advantage of rebates that are driven by how much energy you can save.
Make confident decisions when it comes to other projects around the home knowing which will and which won't actually save you energy.
Attic and Crawl Inspection
There are not too many people that like to go into an attic or crawl space and it is an energy auditors job to do so.