QUICK HOME ENERGY CHECK-UP

Maryland utilities are participating in EmPOWER Maryland which reduced energy consumption by 15% by 2015 and encourages residential households to adopt energy efficiency initiatives to continue to reduce the state’s annual energy consumption by 2% year over year. What does this mean for customers of BGE, Pepco, SMECO and Delmarva Power? You may qualify for a short walkthrough and installation of basic energy saving products by our certified technicians.

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Take advantage of the EmPOWER Maryland incentive programs when it works for you. Our analysts are available six-days a week, and will come to your house in a convenient two-hour window.

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the home walkthrough

An EZ Green professional will take 20-45 minutes to introduce you to energy systems in your home and provide some quick energy saving tips. You will also receive a report summarizing the current condition of your energy use and recommendations to improve.

DETAILS

energy efficient installs

In addition to the analysis, each homeowner will receive energy saving products to reduce consumption immediately! This may include: CFL and/or LED light bulbs, low-flow shower heads, pipe insulation, and smart power strips.

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Energy Saving Measures:

Light Bulbs

Switch out incandescent light and halogen bulbs for LED bulbs to save an average of 6% energy use and up to $130 annually.

Low-flow Shower Heads + Aerators

Reduces water consumption and energy by requiring less hot water to be generated.

Smart Power Strips

Stop idle appliances from wasting energy. With a smart power strip, many devices can be consolidated to one outlet and use energy only when the appliance is in use.

Pipe Insulation

Insulating your hot water pipes reduces heat loss and can raise water temperature 2°F–4°F more than uninsulated pipes. You won’t have to wait as long for hot water when you turn on a faucet or showerhead, which helps conserve water.

Frequently Asked Questions:

How should I prepare for my QHEC?

During the walk-through, your energy professional will need to access your heating and cooling systems and attic. To keep the Q in QHEC, please clear the areas in front and around your boiler, hot water heater, washer/dryers and attic. Also, if you have a large entertainment system, we advise pulling it away from the wall, so our team member can install a smart power strip for your devices.

Why do all of the energy saving measures need to be installed during the QHEC?

For homeowners to receive the energy saving measures, all products must replace an existing, in-use device to positively impact your savings. Additionally, our team wants to ensure that all products received are in optimal working condition.

Is there really no cost? If so, who pays for the program?

Yes. The home check-up and energy efficiency installs come to you at no additional cost. Customers of BGE, Pepco, SMECO and Delmarva Power pay a small monthly surcharge which funds 100% of the QHEC program. To help offset the cost of the surcharge, it’s recommended to participate in this program.

What if I already received a QHEC?

The next step to make your home more energy efficient, is to participate in the Home Performance with Energy Star program. Learn more here.