If you’re like most homeowners, you want to keep your energy bills low – but you may not know where to start. A home energy audit can help identify ways to conserve energy and save money on your monthly bills. But how much does a home energy audit cost? And what should you expect during the process? Keep reading for answers to these questions and more.
Frequently Asked Questions About a Home Energy Audit
How much does a home energy audit cost?
Right now, a home performance audit costs only $100. This is thanks to incentives by organizations like the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program. Without such programs, a home energy audit would cost around $400. If you plan to live in your home for the next few years, there is no better time to get a home energy audit.
Is there still a rebate in the state of Maryland?
Yes. If you are a homeowner in Maryland you are eligible for a rebate on energy efficiency improvements up to $7,500.
What is the range of the cost of the energy improvements you suggest?
The cost of the energy improvements we suggest varies by home. Newer homes will have fewer improvement suggestions than older homes. On average, the cost falls between $4,000- $6,000.
How can homeowners get the maximum rebate?
The incentives are eligible if we can seal the house at least 10% tighter and add insulation to attics where possible to R49 Energy STAR level. You can get incentives for that, plus you can add basement insulation, HVAC, and other measures.
Could a landlord get a home energy audit on their rental property and get a rebate?
Yes. Whoever has the account #. If the rental does they can sign over rebates to the landlord. Condos may or may not be able to get.
It’s important to note that all BGE and PEPCO customers pay into this program monthly on their utility bills. Most people do not know that. All-electric heating customers pay the most and have the most incentive to get a home performance audit because it will save them more money in the long run.
If you’re looking for ways to make your home more energy-efficient, a home performance audit is the way to go. And thanks to programs like the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program, it’s more affordable than ever. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today and let us help you get started on making your home more comfortable and energy-efficient.