If you're looking into making energy efficiency improvements to your home, you're likely wondering how much it will cost you. Energy-efficient appliances can be more expensive, it's true, but not only do they pay for themselves in energy savings over a short period of use, there are also numerous government- and privately-sponsored programs to help consumers save on the up-front cost. These are designed to increase the average citizen's access to energy-saving technology, creating a social benefit for all through improved environmental conditions. One of these programs is the Potomac Edison Energy Efficient Products Program, available to customers of Potomac Edison in Maryland.
The Potomac Edison Energy Efficient Products Program encourages participants to switch to energy-efficient appliances by offering partial or full rebates for the purchase. These rebates include up to $2.25 per bulb for compact fluorescent lightbulbs, $10 per bulb for LEDs, up to $150 for washing machines, refrigerators and other large appliances and up to $500 on heat pump or electric water heaters. All you need to do is submit proof of purchase and a mail-in rebate application to Potomac Edison, which can be found here. With the help of these rebates, your new appliances will pay for themselves before you even notice the money is gone.
How to decide which appliances to switch out? Schedule a completely free 60-minute home check-up energy audit with Alban Inspections, and our accredited inspectors will determine where the most energy is being lost in your home. In addition to providing you with a list of potential improvements, the inspector will install small energy-efficient devices, such as low-flow showerheads, low-flow aerators and energy-efficient light bulbs, for no additional charge.