Which retailers offer rebates on eligible appliances in the BGE service territory?
BGE residential electric customers can purchase an ENERGY STAR® certified appliance at any Maryland retailer, or demonstrate having paid the applicable Maryland sales and use tax. You must then complete a rebate application form to receive your rebate.
Why is BGE involved with ENERGY STAR®?
BGE has always sought ways to help our customers save energy and money while helping to 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.
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 such products by the blue ENERGY STAR label. Learn more.
Does my new appliance qualify for a rebate?
Electric Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate
As of April 16, 2015, the federal standard for minimum energy efficiency requirements increased for all water heaters. The standard increased the efficiency of typical-sized units by 4% on average. To qualify for the electric heat pump water heater rebate up to $500, the ENERGY STAR certified model must meet the following criteria:
· ENERGY STAR certified electric heat pump water heaters with volumes of 55 gallons and less must have an Energy Factor (EF) of 2.0 or above.
· ENERGY STAR certified electric 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, the 2015 change in efficiency standards would result in approximately $63 billion in energy cost savings for products shipped from 2015–2044, along with a significant decrease in carbon dioxide emissions.
Pool Pump Rebates
ENERGY STAR certified variable-speed pool pumps qualify for a $400 rebate. View a list of ENERGY STAR certified models. Only models listed as having variable-speed or variable-flow motor designs are eligible for this rebate.
Your new dehumidifier must be an ENERGY STAR certified model to qualify for an instant discount. View a list of qualifying models.
Air Purifier Rebates
Your new air purifier must be an ENERGY STAR certified model to qualify for an instant discount. View a list of qualifying models.
Smart Thermostat Rebates
Your new smart thermostat must be an ENERGY STAR certified model to qualify for a rebate. View a list of qualifying models.