How will a Quick Home Energy Check-up benefit my home?
The Quick Home Energy Check-up is designed to help you better understand your home’s energy use—and how to make it more comfortable and energy efficient. The Check-up is fast and easy. A Check-up professional, certified by the Building Performance Institute, will perform a visual evaluation of your home’s insulation levels, heating and cooling systems, windows, doors, lighting and appliances. You will receive a report containing the findings noted during the walk-through, which may also include specific actions you can take to improve your home’s energy efficiency and recommendations for other BGE Smart Energy Savers Program® offers that are right for your home.
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, your BGE Check-up professional may:
- Perform a visual inspection of your home’s insulation levels, heating and cooling systems, windows, doors, lighting and appliances.
- Provide you with suggestions for ways to reduce energy use, energy-saving tips and educational materials.
- Install energy-saving products like LED light bulbs, faucet aerators and efficient-flow showerheads (with your permission) at no additional cost.
- Provide recommendations for other ways you can participate in the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program® to further reduce your energy use and costs.
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 Quick Home Energy Check-up is an easy first step toward making your home energy smart. 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 use while improving indoor comfort.
How do I schedule a Quick Home Energy Check-up?
I'm concerned about the health implications of contractors entering my home. What safety precautions will they be taking?
To better serve you, all BGE Contractors have implemented health and safety protocols that meet or exceed public health guidelines. These protocols keep technicians safe and can help protect you and your family. They include a minimum of six feet of social distancing, the wearing of face masks, technician wellness screenings, hand sanitizing, and the sanitizing of equipment and electronics before and between service calls. Your contractor also may ask screening questions when scheduling your energy audit or home improvement project. When scheduling your appointment, ask your contractor about other specific health and safety questions or concerns you may have.