BGE Helps Customers Get Their Homes in A+ Shape for Fall with Quick Home Energy Check-ups

With a Quick Home Energy Check-up customers learn easy ways to increase energy efficiency and receive up to 20 energy and money-saving items like CFL bulbs – all at no additional cost.

BALTIMORE, (August 22, 2014) — As students head back to school and the seasons begin to change,Baltimore Gas and Electric Company (BGE) encourages customers to take advantage of its Quick Home Energy Check-up Program to help customers get their homes in A+ shape this fall. The program offers customers opportunities to save energy and money by providing simple tips to help improve energy efficiency. In addition, customers who schedule a Quick Home Energy Check-up will receive up to 20 energy efficient, money-saving items installed in their homes. Customers will also learn about a variety of discounts, rebates and programs available through BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program®, all designed to help customers save energy and money. The BGE Quick Home Energy Check-up and installed measures are included in customers’ BGE residential electric service and are available at no additional cost.

Customers can schedule a Quick Home Energy Check-up online or by calling 877.685.7377. The Check-up begins with a one –hour walk-through by a specially trained energy efficiency expert who will evaluate the home and assess the condition of insulation, heating and cooling equipment, lighting, appliances and more. The energy efficiency expert will then prepare a summary report and discuss the findings and recommendations for ways to reduce energy use, improve comfort and save money.

With the customer’s permission, and depending on the home’s needs, the Check-up professional can install up to 12 CFL bulbs, 4 faucet aerators, 2 efficient-flow showerheads, 1 electric water heater tank wrap and pipe insulation, and a smart power strip. These installed measures will help the customer start saving energy and money immediately.

The Quick Home Energy Check-up is available to customers through BGE’s Smart Energy Savers Program®, which supports the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act. The Check-up is available for no additional cost, and it’s a simple, quick and smart way to reduce energy use and save money. Visit or call 877.685.7377 to schedule a Check-up today.

Customers can take their energy savings to the next level by scheduling a comprehensive home energy audit through BGE’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® Program. The $100 audit (a $400 value) uses advanced diagnostic tests to produce a more detailed assessment of a home’s energy use and reveal even more ways to save energy, save money and improve a home’s comfort, safety and durability.

About the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program

The BGE Smart Energy Savers Program is a suite of programs that enable customers to better manage energy use, leading to more efficient use of electricity and lowering energy bills from where they otherwise would be. Collectively, the programs help contain the cost of energy and improve reliability. The programs also help to reduce peak demand and slow the growth in energy consumption to lessen the need for more power plants. BGE offers energy-saving solutions for renters, homeowners, large and small business customers, nonprofit organizations and institutional customers. More information is available at