Quick Home Energy Check-up Program

Learn How Your Home Uses Energy

A Quick Home Energy Check-up teaches you how your home uses energy—and how to make easy changes that can save you both energy and money. In about an hour, a certified Energy Analyst will conduct a walk-through of your home and may even install energy-saving products all at no additional cost to you. Customers are eligible for Quick Home Energy Check-Up at the same address once every 5 years.

What to Expect

1. Inspection of your home: After you schedule your appointment, a certified Energy Analyst will walk-through your home with you to visually check the condition of the following items. It’s also your opportunity to ask questions.

  • Insulation levels
  • Air leakage
  • Heating and cooling systems
  • Windows and doors
  • Lighting and appliances
  • Water heating equipment

2. Energy-saving products installed: Your certified Energy Analyst may install (with your permission) the following energy-saving products to fit your home’s specific need(s). These products can help you start saving immediately by using less energy.

  • ENERGY STAR® certified LED bulbs
  • Water heater pipe wrap(s)
  • ShowerStart showerhead adapter
  • Efficient-flow showerheads
  • Faucet aerators
  • Smart power strips
  • Smart Thermostat*

3. Customized Report: After your check-up is completed, you’ll receive a report, via email or mail, with recommendations to help you reduce your energy use and save money.

Prefer a virtual visit? Receive your check-up over the phone or through video chat, click here to learn more.

Income Eligible Programs

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development provides energy-saving assistance to qualifying residential customers at no charge. Visit dhcd.maryland.gov/empower or call 1-855-583-8976 to learn more.

*Not everyone will be eligible for a smart thermostat, work with your contractor to determine your eligibility.

**Source: energystar.gov


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EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. To learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate, click here.