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Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Limited Time Offer

Speak with a Participating Contractor about how you can get larger rebates from your energy saving upgrades. Under this limited time offer, the average rebate will be increasing by roughly 10%.

To qualify, eligible customers** must complete a Home Energy Audit and a Participating Contractor must reserve your rebates by July 15, 2024.

Participating Contractors reserve rebates by submitting an approved scope of work to the Home Performance Program. All approved work must be completed within 90 days of your reservation approval date.

For more information, contact a Participating Contractor or request an audit today.

**Eligible customers must have an active residential BGE electric account and reside in a single-family residence that is not a condominium or apartment.

When your home energy audit is complete, your contractor will provide you a prioritized list of recommended energy efficiency improvements with rebate amounts specifically tailored for your home. You decide which solutions best fit your budget. Once completed, BGE will reward you with rebates to help cover the cost of the work.

Your rebate amount is based on the estimated electric and gas savings of eligible measures as calculated by your contractor using BGE-approved energy modeling software. The below table gives you an overview of the available rebates ranging from $100 to $10,000. The more you save, the bigger your rebate!

MeasuresRebate Amount
Air Sealing and InsulationRebate amount based on modeled electric and gas savings up to $10,000 or 75% of total project cost.
Heating and Cooling Equipment*
ENERGY STAR® Windows and Doors*
Heat Pump Water Heaters
Duct Sealing$500, or $750 if done in combination with Air Sealing and Insulation.
Smart Thermostat$100 per ENERGY STAR® certified smart thermostat with professional installation. Up to three.
Total Maximum Customer RebateRebate amount based on modeled electric and gas savings up to $10,000 or 75% of total project cost.

Full list of jobs and measures

*Project must include attic air sealing and attic insulation (R-49)

Federal Tax Credit

You may be eligible for federal tax credits through the Home Performance Program.

Air sealing and insulation work—as well as the home performance audit expense itself—are eligible for a tax credit of 30% of the project cost, up to $1,200.

Additionally, the purchase of a heat pump water heater or air source heat pump may be eligible for tax credits of 30% of project cost, up to $2,000. Check eligibility requirements, discover more tax credits, and learn more at energystar.gov.

Disclaimer: Please contact a tax professional or CPA to confirm details specific to your qualifications and eligibility.

Questions? Check out our FAQs.


If you are interested in financing opportunities, loan options have been created specifically for Maryland residents performing energy efficiency improvements.

  • Energy Finance Solutions—Loans for qualified applicants up to $15,000 (unsecured), beginning at 8.49% with fixed-rate terms up to 10 years.
  • BeSMART Energy Efficiency Financing—Loans for qualified applicants up to $30,000 (unsecured) at a 4.99% fixed interest rate for a 10-year term.
  • Looking for assistance with home improvement projects? Click here to learn about The Maryland Clean Energy Advantage Loan Program!

BGE does not endorse any particular financing organization. Please research options before submitting a financing application.


This offer is valid for BGE residential customers applying through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program only. To qualify, the homeowner must be a residential BGE customer with a BGE account number and work with a participating contractor.

All BGE residential electric and/or natural gas distribution customers are eligible, regardless of your electricity and/or natural gas supplier.

All work performed must meet strict building standards. Air sealing must be completed prior to installing insulation. Most projects require installation of programmable ventilation to comply with indoor air quality standards. Talk to your contractor about how ventilation and air sealing work together to make your home more comfortable, safe, and energy efficient.