Energy Analysis & Retrofits
An Energy Analysis is a scientific approach to evaluate the energy usage and potential of a home or building and its components. Our energy consultant will use a variety of measurement tools, his or her technical knowledge and professional experience to measure and analyze your current energy scenario.
The end result will be a detailed written report and associated proposal detailing specific steps that can be taken to achieve the intended goals – such as saving money and increasing comfort. Typical retrofits include air sealing, added insulation, and HVAC equipment replacement. We provide the report in person and thoroughly discuss your options.
Rebates & Verification
Residential rebates of up to $7,500 for the retrofit have never been higher. Once you have the $100 Energy Analysis performed the report will specify your projected rebate and total job cost. Commercial customers use our blower door and duct testing services for third party verification testing for compliance with the 2012/2015 International Energy Conservation Code.
Newly adopted energy codes, in all three counties, call for building efficiency testing for new construction and major renovations. Both new HVAC systems and building envelopes are tested for leakage. We work with all contractors to make sure they can accomplish the energy standards necessary for obtaining the Use and Occupancy permit.
We are certified Building Analysts and an approved SMECO Home Performance Trade Ally. All residential SMECO customers are eligible for the Home Performance with Energy Star (HPwES) program where the analysis, which typically cost $400, is only $100. During the analysis, we will install energy saving devices such as LED light bulbs, plug strips, faucet aerators and more, at no additional charge. Better still, those customers who have the analysis qualify for up to $7,500 in Maryland rebates which we handle on your behalf. The rebates have never been higher.
New rebates are in effect. Visit SMECO for more information.
Home Energy Improvement Program
Want to save energy and money? Sign up for SMECO’s Home Energy Improvement Program. A SMECO Energy Advisor will do a no-cost home energy analysis. Energy Select will then meet with you to discuss your home energy improvement options to show you how you can save every month on your energy costs.