Smart Lifestyle, curated for you by BGE and Empower Maryland

Issue 1: Spring/Summer 2022



Money-saving Tip

Burying a sandwich bag stuffed with cash in the backyard is not a recommended technique.

There’s money in your home. Let’s go find it.

Shhhh. Don’t look now, but there’s hidden money in your home. It’s undercover, living its best life without any regard for you, or your need to leverage its power. The good news? It’s closing time for your concealed cash. There are no free rides here. So let’s do a little digging, find the loot and put it to work.

Get rewarded.

Maybe it’s been on your list. Maybe others have sat silently, hoping you’d work this out on your own. But it’s time. We’re talking about that old refrigerator in the basement. You’ve gotta let this one go.

Sure, you’ve built a relationship with that fridge. When you had to binge-watch a certain medieval fantasy series that disappointed the whole world at the end, who was there for you? Your fridge.

When you had to host a colossal watch party during the big playoff run, who was there for you? Your fridge. And when your team had lost, and it was time to eat your feelings, who was there for you? Well, you know the answer.

Unfortunately, your fridge is worn out like a linebacker trying to stop the run in overtime. The humming, the rattling—those aren’t symptoms of a fridge past its years. They’re weary cries for help.

It doesn’t matter how you rationalize issuing a “do not resuscitate” order for your trusty friend. Maybe you tell yourself it’s going to a better place, like a fridge farm where it can run and play. Maybe you can envision a Viking funeral where you load that poor beast up in a boat and shoot one flaming arrow into the vessel as the sun—symbolically—sets. Or maybe you get a killer reward by recycling your fridge and heal your pain by using the cash to order some takeout. Is that cruel? Yes. But the real cruelty would be to let that kitchen cohort go on chugging away, guzzling as much as $100 a year in energy. And did we mention the reward? Fifty bucks, and they’ll even haul your old fridge away for you. Crazy, right?

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Bring in the savings pros.

We call it a Quick Home Energy Check-up. You’ll call it professional help without the professional price tag. That’s right, as a BGE customer, all of this additional help comes without any additional cost. You just invest about an hour. And trust us, there’s a big return on that investment.

It goes like this.


The Walk-Through

A Check-up professional will conduct a walk-through of your home. They’ll carefully inspect your:

  • Insulation levels
  • Air leakage
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Windows and doors
  • Lighting and appliances
  • Water-heating equipment

The Upgrades

These same fine people will install upgrades to many features of your home, with your permission, at no additional cost. This hardware includes:

  • LED light bulbs
  • Faucet aerators
  • Efficient-flow showerheads
  • Water heater pipe insulation
  • Smart power strips
  • ShowerStart® showerhead adapter
  • Smart thermostat

The Report

The inspection and the energy-saving products would be enough for most. In this case, they go one step further, with a full report on money-saving recommendations and details on what was installed during the inspection. So it’s money savings on money savings.

You can request an appointment at

You can call for an appointment at 877.685.7377.