At BGE, safety is our top priority. As part of our commitment to safety, we’re closely monitoring developments related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and taking appropriate precautions to protect the health and safety of our customers, contractors and employees. At this time, scheduled appointments for home energy audits under the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program will be canceled and rescheduled at a later date. In addition, we’re no longer scheduling new appointments. We apologize for any inconvenience. For any jobs currently being performed by contractors, BGE recommends putting them on hold. However, the final decision is up to you and your contractor. Note that BGE is providing an extension on project completion deadlines. Please check back soon for updates.
Rebates with Home Performance
When your home energy audit is complete, your contractor will provide you a prioritized list of recommended energy efficiency improvements with rebate amounts specifically tailored for your home. You decide which solutions best fit your budget. Once completed, BGE will reward you with rebates to help cover the cost of the work.
Your rebate amount is based on the estimated electric and gas savings of eligible measures as calculated by your contractor using BGE-approved energy modeling software. The below table gives you an overview of the available rebates ranging from $100 to $7,500. The more you save, the bigger your rebate!
|Air Sealing and Insulation||Rebate amount based on modeled electric and gas savings up to $7,500 or 75% of total project cost.|
|Heating and Cooling Equipment*|
|ENERGY STAR® Windows and Doors*|
|Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heaters**|
|Duct Sealing||$500, or $750 if done in combination with Air Sealing and Insulation.|
|Smart Thermostat||$100 per ENERGY STAR® certified smart thermostat with professional installation. Up to three.|
|Total Maximum Customer Rebate||Rebate amount based on modeled electric and gas savings up to $7,500 or 75% of total project cost.|
*Project must include attic air sealing and attic insulation (R-49)
**Hybrid water heater rebate available only when replacing an existing electric water heater. In addition to the rebate available, you may be eligible for a $300 tax credit. For more information, consult your tax advisor or visit energystar.gov/about/federal_tax_credits.
Learn more about specific measures and rebates.
If you are interested in financing opportunities, loan options have been created specifically for Maryland residents performing energy efficiency improvements.
- Energy Finance Solutions—Loans for qualified applicants up to $15,000 (unsecured), beginning at 8.49% with fixed-rate terms up to 10 years.
- BeSMART Energy Efficiency Financing—Loans for qualified applicants up to $30,000 (unsecured) at a 4.99% fixed interest rate for a 10-year term.
BGE does not endorse any particular financing organization. Please research options before submitting a financing application.
This offer is valid for BGE residential customers applying through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program only. To qualify, the homeowner must be a residential BGE customer with a BGE account number and work with a participating contractor.
All BGE residential electric and/or natural gas distribution customers are eligible, regardless of your electricity and/or natural gas supplier.
All work performed must meet strict building standards. Air sealing must be completed prior to installing insulation. Most projects require installation of programmable ventilation to comply with indoor air quality standards. Talk to your contractor about how ventilation and air sealing work together to make your home more comfortable, safe, and energy efficient.