Appliance Rebate Frequently Asked Questions

1. Which retailers are involved in BGE’s Appliance Rebate Program?

BGE residential electric customers can purchase an ENERGY STAR® certified appliance at any Maryland retailer, or have paid the applicable Maryland sales and use tax. You must then complete a rebate application form to receive your rebate. Learn more.

2. Why is BGE involved with ENERGY STAR®?

BGE has always sought ways to help our customers save energy and money while helping protect the environment. Educating everyone about the benefits of ENERGY STAR helps us achieve that goal. ENERGY STAR provides complimentary resources, which BGE is using to enhance our programs.

3. What does ENERGY STAR® certified mean?

ENERGY STAR is a nationally recognized, joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). It helps us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. Next time you’re looking for new household products, look for the ENERGY STAR. This symbol means the product or service meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and DOE. You can identify them by the blue ENERGY STAR label.

Energy Star Logo

For more information on ENERGY STAR, please visit: www.energystar.gov/faqs.

4. Does my new Appliance Qualify for a Rebate?

Hybrid Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate

On April 16, 2015, new federal standards took effect mandating an increase in minimum energy efficiency requirements for all water heaters. To qualify for the hybrid heat pump water heater rebate up to $500, the ENERGY STAR certified model must fit the following criteria:

ENERGY STAR certified hybrid heat pump water heaters with volumes of 55 gallons and below, must have an Energy Factor (EF) of 2.0 or above. This standard increased the efficiency of typical-sized units by 4% on average. ENERGY STAR certified hybrid heat pump water heaters with volumes over 55 gallons must have an EF of 2.2 or above.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy, this 2015 update would result in approximately $63 billion in energy bill savings for products shipped from 2015–2044, along with a significant decrease in carbon dioxide emissions.

Pool Pump Rebates

Get a $400 rebate on the purchase of an ENERGY STAR certified variable-speed pool pump. View a list ENERGY STAR certified models here. Only models listed as having variable-speed or variable-flow motor designs are eligible for this rebate.

Dehumidifier Rebates

Must be an ENERGY STAR certified model to qualify for a BGE Smart Energy Savers Program rebate. View a list of qualifying models here.

Air Purifier Rebates

Must be an ENERGY STAR certified model to qualify for a BGE Smart Energy Savers Program rebate. View a list of qualifying models here.

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