Frequently Asked Questions about BGE's Quick Home Energy Check-up

1. How will a Check-up benefit my home?
2. How does it work?
3. What is the difference between a Quick Home Energy Check-up and the Home Energy Audit that’s part of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®?
4. How do I schedule a Quick Home Energy Check-up?

1. How will a Check-up benefit my home?

The Check-up is designed to help BGE customers understand their home’s energy consumption—and how to make it more comfortable and energy efficient. The Check-up is fast and it’s easy! A Check-up Professional, certified by the Building Performance Institute, will perform a complete visual energy check-up of your home’s insulation levels, heating and cooling systems, windows, doors, lighting and appliances. The Check-up Professional will leave you with a complete report, or "checklist", advising specific actions you can take to improve your home’s energy efficiency and recommending the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program® solutions that are right for you. The Check-up Professional, however, will not try and sell you any particular product or service.

2. How does it work?

Our goal is to provide you with the recommendations that will best improve the energy efficiency of your home and reduce your energy use. During your Quick Home Energy Check-up ("Check-up"), your BGE Check-up Professional will:

  1. Perform a visual inspection of your home’s insulation levels, heating and cooling systems, windows, doors, lighting, and appliances.
  2. Provide you with suggestions for ways to reduce energy consumption, energy-saving tips, and educational materials.
  3. Install energy saving products (only with your consent) at no cost other than what is already in your electric bill.
  4. Provide recommendations for other BGE Smart Energy Savers Program® options that will further reduce your energy usage.

3. What is the difference between a Quick Home Energy Check-up and the Home Energy Audit that’s part of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®?

The Quick Home Energy Check-up is a great way to get started, especially for those who are new to going "green" at home. The Check-up is an easy first step toward making your home energy-smarter. If you’re interested in receiving a detailed home energy audit with diagnostic testing, consider a comprehensive home audit through BGE’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program. This program is an effective way to significantly reduce home energy consumption while improving indoor comfort. Compare both to see which program is best for you.

4. How do I schedule a Quick Home Energy Check-up?

Click here to schedule a Quick Home Energy Check-up.

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