Home Energy Expert

As we continue to closely monitor the impact of the coronavirus health emergency in Maryland, we have decided to resume activity for the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® and Quick Home Energy Check Up programs. Customers can now schedule appointments to take place on or after July 27th. Rest assured that participating contractors will follow health and safety guidelines when visiting your home or business, which will include precautions such as:

  • Wearing face coverings
  • Maintaining effective social distancing when possible
  • Using hand sanitizer and frequent handwashing
  • Cleaning and disinfecting tools, equipment and devices before and after the visit

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Learn how to increase the comfort of your home* and reduce energy costs with the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program, available to Maryland residential customers of Potomac Edison for a fee of $100 (a $400 value).

This program will help you identify energy efficiency improvements that may qualify you for 75 percent of the costsor up to $7,500** — to cover energy-saving home improvements, including:

  • Air sealing
  • Duct sealing
  • Insulation
  • HVAC equipment upgrades
  • **Rebate amount is based on the predicted energy savings for selected energy efficiency home improvements (maximum of $7,500 per home).
  • *Mobile homes qualify for this program.

Step 1: Get a Home Performance Audit

Get a Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® audit performed by a Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified expert who will work with you one-on-one to identify energy-saving improvements. The expert will evaluate your home’s heating and cooling systems, insulation and windows and conduct a blower door test to detect air leaks that could be costing you money.

The home energy expert also may install energy-efficient products in your home, including:

  • Up to 14 LED bulbs
  • Kitchen & bathroom faucet aerators
  • Water-saving showerheads
  • Electric water heater pipe insulation*

Click here to find a home energy expert in your area.

  • *Must be an electric water heater without previously installed pipe insulation to qualify for this measure.

Step 2: Make Recommended Energy-Saving Improvements

After the audit, the home energy expert will provide you with a comprehensive report and recommend improvements to increase your home’s energy efficiency. You decide which improvements to implement. Improvements must be made by a participating contractor enrolled in the program. Find a home energy expert in your neighborhood.

Step 3:  Receive Additional Savings

The final step of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program is to schedule a test out audit with a participating home performance contractor. Having this final audit performed will enable you to receive an incentive of up to 75 percent — or up to $7,500* — toward the purchase of the following energy-saving home improvements:

  • Air sealing
  • Duct sealing
  • Insulation
  • HVAC equipment upgrades
  • *Rebate amount is based on the predicted energy savings for selected energy efficiency home improvements (maximum of $7,500 per home).

Potomac Edison also offers a Quick Home Energy Checkup Program. To determine which home energy audit program is right for you, view the audit program comparison chart.

BeSMART Home Loan Program

The BeSMART Home Loan Program provides financing to improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your home. By replacing and upgrading appliances, heating, ventilation and cooling systems, and whole house envelope improvements – homeowners can save on the utility bill.

  • Auditors and contractors who perform work under this program are not affiliated with Potomac Edison or Honeywell International Inc. and their affiliates, and neither Potomac Edison nor Honeywell International Inc. and their affiliates make any promise, warranty or representation regarding work performed by such contractors.

  • ENERGY STAR is the government-backed program that helps us all save money and protect our environment with energy-efficient products and practices. Whether you are looking to replace old appliances, remodel your home, or buy a new house, ENERGY STAR can help. Potomac Edison is proud to partner with ENERGY STAR to promote energy efficient products and practices that save money and protect our environment. For more information, please visit www.energystar.gov.