Energy Audit per EPA
According to the EPA Local Residential Energy Efficiency website, existing residential homes typically offer several opportunities for energy efficiency improvement. To help enhance the energy efficiency of homes in different areas, including Howard County Maryland, local governments recommend homeowners get a comprehensive home energy audit. The EPA says "energy audits assess how much energy a home consumes and evaluates measures to make the home more energy efficient".
Home Performance w ENERGY STAR® (HPwES)
The offer for the $100 audit is valid for BGE customers with a residential account that applies though BGE's HPwES Program only.
The customer must be receiving electric and/or natural gas service from BGE to their Howard County home.
The offer is not valid for new construction, multi-family dwellings or commercial buildings.
How to Participate
Once the audit is complete, the contractor will input the information into the modeling software to determine what rebates the home is eligible for and how much energy will be saved if the measures are completed as prescribed.
How Rebates Work
Maryland wants you get the work done by trained professionals that understand the building science concepts for measurable results.
After following the program guidelines, your rebate check will be sent to your Howard County Maryland home.
How Much & What Do I Get?
An energy audit is a key that can unlock two great things:
1. Secret ways to improve comfort and energy efficiency
2. Incentives through the state of Maryland to offset your costs
Considering the fact that the refrigerator repair company will charge you $80 just to walk through your door, this is an investment that is well worth it!
What to Expect from a Home Energy Audit
Home Energy Audit Takeaways
If you had an BGE home energy audit in Howard County Maryland or plan to get one, you should be able to identify with several if not all of the following takeaways:
These are all signs that you have had an excellent home energy audit!
Indoor Air Quality
Air Leakage Testing
Since 2006, our team has conducted over five thousand in-home evaluations for Maryland homeowners including:
*In-depth home energy audits
We are licensed in Maryland and we are certified in two core residential home energy courses through the Building Performance Institute (BPI).
As certified Building Analysts, we can evaluate uncontrolled air leakage into and out of a home and identify heating and cooling problems that lead to high bills and uncomfortable living spaces.
As certified Envelope Professionals, we have proven that we can accurately prescribe cost effective measures to tighten the "shell" around any style home in Maryland.
Trust us to put all the pieces together right!
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An Energy Auditor's Purpose
"Energy auditors visit residential buildings and talk to owners and residents. They inspect, test, and measure to decide what energy-efficient retrofits are practical and cost effective." Residential Energy