Save 50% on home energy efficiency improvements for a limited time!
As of January 1, 2012, Maryland Homeowners are eligible for rebates of 50% of the cost of adding insulation and air sealing to their home...up to $2,000!
What to do:
Efficient Home will perform a number of diagnostic tests, including Air infiltration, Thermal Image scanning and combustion testing, as well as fuel usage analysis to determine how much you are paying annually for heating, cooling, hot water, etc... We will then provide you with an Energy Audit report which will include specific recommendations for your home's energy improvements.
After you have reviewed your Home Energy Audit and selected your energy improvement recommendations, Efficient Home can provide you with a contract for the improvement work, and schedule a convenient time for installation. Once completed, Efficient Home handles ALL of the paperwork on your behalf to obtain your rebates. It couldn't be easier!
Frequently Asked Questions
1. I've had a Quick Home Energy Checkup done on my home by my utility. Am I eligible for the rebate program?
No. You cannot get rebates without first getting a comprehensive, diagnostic energy audit performed on your home. While the Quick Home Energy Checkup is a simple walk-through of your home, a comprehensive energy audit takes a few hours and involves the auditor performing diagnostic tests on your home to evaluate the most cost-effective energy improvements.
2. What does a comprehensive home energy audit include?
The audit is the first step toward improving your home's energy efficiency and comfort, while reducing your utility bills. Rather than focus on a single component of your home, such as single-paned windows, Efficient Home will assess how improvements to your whole house can work together to make your home more comfortable and efficient.
Efficient Home will test for air leakage using a blower door, and may do an infrared scan of your home. We will also conduct combustion-related tests, and will evaluate your home's insulation, heating and cooling systems, lighting, and appliances.
3. Why choose Efficient Home as my contractor?
To qualify for rebates, you MUST select a contractor from the Maryland Home Performance with ENERGY STAR participating contractor list. Efficient Home is a leading company on that list.
Contractors on this list have certification from the Building Performance Institute (BPI), a leading developer of technical standards for home performance and weatherization retrofit work that are recognized across North America. BPI-certified contractors have been trained in assessing the energy efficiency of your home. Contractors on the list have also met insurance, licensing, and good business practice requirements.
Find Out More About Your Utility's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Programs & Incentives:
- Allegheny Power
- Delmarva Power
Use any of the links above to connect to your utility and search for their Rebate Program!
1. Find out more about home energy improvement loans available from the Maryland Clean Energy Center
2. To find out about low cost financing for qualified improvements to your home's energy efficiency, go to the Maryland Home Energy Loan Program
Federal Tax Credits
For more information about federal tax credit for energy efficiency measures, visit www.EnergyStar.gov