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Rebates & Energy Tips



Easton Utilities & Choptank Electric Rebates

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development has announced its intention to offer Energy Efficiency rebates to Choptank Electric Coop and Easton Utilities Customers. Rebates will be 50% up to $2000 off air sealing, insulation, air duct sealing and crawl space insulation. The program is set to begin on May 1st, 2012.

Total Home Performance to be recognized as a Top Home Performance Contractor

Energy Efficiency United States
Total Home Performance has achieved “Century Club” recognition by the United States Department of Energy for completing over 100 jobs in 2011. We were able to significantly help homeowners in Talbot, Kent, Queen Anne’s and Dorchester counties achieve energy savings through state and utility rebate programs. Homeowners were able to receive up to 50% off services which save energy and increase comfort like air sealing, insulation, duct sealing and crawl space repair.

Advantages in a closed crawl space

Both scientific research projects and real-world installations demonstrate that properly closed crawl spaces can provide much better moisture control than conventional, wall-vented crawl spaces in temperatehumid climates. Homes with closed crawl spaces
(often also called “sealed,” “unvented” or “conditioned” crawl spaces) also can save
significantly on energy when compared to homes with wall-vented crawl spaces.

• Moisture Management • Pest Control • Combustion Safety • Fire Safety • Thermal Insulation • Radon Control

The following is a case study in Eastern North Carolina which is extremely similar to Maryland”s Eastern Shore.
Advanced Energy – Crawl Spaces . org

Unsealed Ducts can lead to large problems

While auditing a home in Cambridge, Maryland we can access to great example of unsealed duct work in an attic. As conditioned air moving through the duct work leaks out in the attic, condensation starts occurring on any and all surfaces. Over time, this will lead to damaged drywall and mold growth. The solution…have your ducts sealed and properly insulated to prevent air leakage thus saving you money and making your home more energy efficient.

Before seeking alternative energies

If you are looking into alternative energy solutions like solar, wind or geothermal, there is a new more things you should consider. Start by having a Home Energy Audit. Audits identify areas in your home where you are loosing valuable energy. Sealing air leaks, repairing duct work and repairing your crawl space adds to the overall efficiency of your home. Not addressing these problems areas is like adding water in a leaky bucket. First, address the existing problems in your home, then look to the alternative energy sources. This will give you the best bang for you buck!

Be SMART Home Loans

The Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD) is offering Energy Start loans as low as 4.99% up to $15,000 to Maryland homeowners. The Be SMART program offers loan for Home Performance improvements (Air Sealing, Insulation, Duct Sealing and more), HVAC Replacement, Refrigerators, Windows and Doors for up to 15 year terms. Visit the following link for more information.

Be SMART loan program

Home Performance with Energy Star Rebate Program

Maryland Home Performance with Energy Star
Delmarva Power, a PHI Company, has issued a new rebate program on Home Performance with Energy Star Upgrades. Homeowners, who are current Delmarva Power customers can receive 50% off up to $2,000 on energy efficient improvements. Following a Home Energy Assessment for only $100, homeowners will receive rebates on Air Sealing, Insulation, Duct Sealing, Vapor Barriers and Windows. Other Appliance rebates are available from Delmarva as well. Please visit the following link for more information.
Delmarva Power Home Performance with Energy Star Rebate Program