Getting your home in Maryland ready for summer may involve a number of home tasks, like window washing, cleaning carpets, and changing filters on your central air. These spring cleaning jobs can freshen up your home after a long winter, but wouldn’t it be great to save some money on your cooling bills?
Summer Cooling Uses Lots of Power
Homeowners, on average, spend about 6% of their electric bill for cooling home living spaces — or more if their cooling system isn’t running efficiently. The home performance specialists at ecobeco can help you save energy and money and keep your family cool in the summer (and warm in the winter.) We offer two services that assess your home.
No Cost Assessments Pay Back on the First Day
Our home performance team at ecobeco performs Quick Home Energy Check-ups (QHECs) for Maryland customers of Pepco, BGE, and Potomac Edison. Because these efficiency improvements are supported by the EmPOWER Maryland energy efficiency programs, we can provide them at no additional cost to you. Single family homes, apartment buildings, and condominiums all qualify for this money saving service, which can save about $250 a year in electricity and water/sewer. How’s that for return on investment?
When ecobeco performs a QHEC, we provide the following:
- Energy Saving Lightbulbs: LED bulbs use 85% less energy than regular incandescent light bulbs and last up to 50 times longer!
- Smart Power Strips: These eliminate standby power loss.
- Aerators for Kitchen and Bathroom Sinks: These reduce water use by 50%.
- ShowerStart™ Showerhead Adapter: These prevent wasted hot water.
- Efficient-flow Showerheads: These reduce the amount of water used in showers by 25% or more.
- Water Heater Pipe Insulation: These reduce heat loss while transporting water.
Our Comprehensive Home Energy Audit Helps You Save Even More
If you’re thinking about maximizing your home’s cooling performance for comfort and energy efficiency, you’ll want to start with a comprehensive home energy audit. An ecobeco energy audit costs just $100 and includes all the energy upgrades included in a QHEC. Our Building Performance Institute Certified auditors give your home a 3-4 hour evaluation. By completing an energy audit, you qualify for up to $7,500 in rebates for home performance improvements.
Efficient Cooling & Air Sealing & Improved Insulation for Summer
If your central AC is not cooling as it should or is at the end of its functional life, now could be the perfect time to upgrade! A home energy auditor from ecobeco will test your home’s tightness with a blower door test, inspect your insulation and HVAC systems, and provide recommendations to improve your home’s efficiency all year round. Learn more about Home Performance with ENERGY STAR here.
We’ll help you choose the right upgrades for your home so you can start saving on your utility bills all summer long and into the fall and winter.