For a limited period of time, both BGE and PEPCO are affording Quick Home Energy Check-Up (QHEC) visits to their residential customers at no additional cost (other than what is already in your electric bill.). These QHEC services are performed by Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified auditors working for (BGE and PEPCO) approved contractors.
What is a Quick Home Energy Check Up?
A Quick Home Energy Check-Up is a service that provides you, the customer, with the recommendations and information that will best improve the energy efficiency of your home, reduce your energy use, and save you money. During your Quick Home Energy Check-Up (“Check-up”), your BGE/PEPCO energy auditor will:
- Perform a visual inspection of your home’s insulation levels, heating and cooling systems, windows, doors, lighting, and appliances.
- Provide you with suggestions for ways to reduce energy consumption, energy-saving tips, and educational materials.
- Install energy saving products (only with your consent) at no cost (other than what is already in your electric bill).
- Provide recommendations for other BGE Smart Energy Savers Program® options that will further reduce your energy usage.
What are the Benefits of a Quick Home Energy Check-Up (QHEC)?
The Quick Home Energy Check-Up (QHEC) affords BGE/PEPCO customers an understanding of their home’s energy usage—and how to make their home more comfortable and energy efficient. The Quick Home Energy Check-Up (QHEC) is fast and it’s easy! An Energy Auditor, certified by the Building Performance Institute (BPI), will perform a complete visual energy check-up of your home’s insulation levels, heating and cooling systems, windows, doors, lighting, and appliances. The Check-up Professional will leave you with a complete report, or “checklist”, advising specific actions you can take to improve your home’s energy efficiency and recommending the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program® solutions that are right for you. The Check-up Professional, however, will not try and sell you any particular product or service.