Home Energy Expert

The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR and Quick Home Energy Checkup programs are available to customers of Potomac Edison as we monitor the coronavirus health emergency in Maryland.

Participating contractors will follow health and safety guidelines when visiting your home by wearing face coverings, maintaining social distancing, using hand sanitizer, frequent hand washing, and disinfecting tools, equipment and devices before and after the visit.

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Increase Comfort and Reduce Energy Costs

The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program offers an in-depth energy audit (valued at $400) to Potomac Edison Maryland residential customers, including mobile home owners.

For just $100, energy efficiency improvements are identified through a comprehensive home performance audit. If you choose to invest in the recommended upgrades, you may qualify for a rebate to reduce the cost of installation. Based on the predicted energy savings, your rebate could equal 75% of the costs up to a maximum of $7,500!*

Energy-saving improvements may include:

  • Air sealing
  • Duct sealing
  • Insulation
  • HVAC equipment upgrades

How the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program Works:

Step 1: Schedule a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Audit

Schedule an audit with a Building Performance Institute certified Home Energy Expert.**

During your home’s audit, the Home Energy Expert will evaluate the heating and cooling systems, insulation, windows, and conduct a blower door test to detect air leaks that could be costing you money.

While in your home, the Home Energy Expert may install up to $150 in energy-saving products at no additional cost to you. Products that may be installed include:

  • LED bulbs (up to 14 per household)
  • Bathroom faucet aerators
  • Kitchen faucet aerators
  • Electric water heater pipe insulation***
  • Water-saving showerheads

SCHEDULE A HOME ENERGY EXPERT

Step 2: Invest in the Recommended Energy-Saving Improvements

Every Home Performance with ENERGY STAR audit includes a comprehensive report and recommended improvements that can increase your home’s energy efficiency. The Home Energy Expert will explain the results of the home energy audit and why they recommended certain improvements.

You decide which improvements to invest in.

Schedule the installation with a participating Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Home Energy Expert.

SCHEDULE A HOME ENERGY EXPERT FOR INSTALLATION

Need help with financing? Check Out the BeSMART Home Energy Loan Program.

Eligible Maryland residents can qualify for home improvement financing up to $30,000 at a rate of 4.99% through the BeSMART Home Energy Loan Program.

Step 3: Conduct Your Final Audit and Receive Your Rebate

Congratulations on investing in energy-efficient improvements! The final step of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program is to schedule a follow-up audit that tests the new improvements and evaluates the actual energy savings you can expect in your home. This final audit will in most cases be scheduled with the Home Energy Expert who installed your improvements and included it with their proposal.

Once completed, your Home Energy Expert will help you complete and submit the application forms to receive the rebate for the improvements you invested in your home. Based on the predicted energy savings, your rebate could equal 75% of the costs up to a maximum of $7,500!* This rebate is applied toward the purchase of the following energy-saving home improvements:

  • Air sealing
  • Duct sealing
  • Insulation
  • HVAC equipment upgrades

REVIEW TERMS AND CONDITIONS ON REBATE APPLICATION

I Have More Questions About the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program.

Check out our FAQ Guide or call 888-267-4685 with any questions.

What if I’m not ready for a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR audit?

Potomac Edison offers more ways to save. The Quick Home Energy Checkup program offers an energy audit to Maryland residential customers of Potomac Edison. In less than one hour, a Home Energy Expert will evaluate your home energy use and may install up to $150 in energy-saving products at no cost to you.

Use our Audit Program Comparison Chart to determine the home energy audit program that is right for you.

  • *Rebate amount is based on the predicted energy savings for selected energy efficiency home improvements (maximum of $7,500 per home).
  • **Potomac Edison, their parents, subsidiaries, employees, affiliates and agents assume no responsibility for the performance of the equipment or equipment warranty, the quality of the work, labor and/or materials supplied, and/or the acts or omissions of any contractor.
  • ***Must be an electric water heater without previously installed pipe insulation to qualify for this measure.

  • ENERGY STAR is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. As a proud partner with ENERGY STAR, Potomac Edison promotes energy-efficient products and practices that save money and protect our environment. For more information, please visit energystar.gov.