BGE SummerReady



How do you find relief from high summer energy bills?Learn Do-It Yourself Conservation Strategies and Explore BGE Programs

Warmer temperatures make your air conditioning system work harder to keep your home comfortable. Now is the time to make a SummerReady checklist, with the following energy-saving improvements.

 Tour our SummerReady Virtual Home and find  tools and resources to prepare for the summer heat and reduce energy use.


Do-It Yourself Tips and Conservation Strategies

  • Close blinds during the day to keep the sun from heating up your home.
  • Schedule a cooling system tune up to keep your central air conditioner running efficiently.
  • Adjust your thermostat up to 78°F. Every degree makes a difference in your cooling costs.
  • Use fans to circulate the air. They can make your home feel up to five degrees cooler.
  • Seal leaks in your air conditioning ductwork to prevent cool air from escaping.
  • Add insulation to make your home more energy efficient throughout the year.

BGE Programs

  • Explore the BGE Smart Energy Savers Program®. Whether you are a homeowner or business owner, the program offers a variety of powerful options to save energy and money.
    • Schedule a Quick Home Energy Check-up, an energy efficiency professional will walk you through your home and provide valuable energy-saving items for increased efficiency.
    • Participate in BGE Smart Energy Rewards®, a voluntary program that helps you earn credits on your summer electricity bills.
    • Join PeakRewards℠, and help offset air conditioner demand during periods of “peak” electricity usage. Participants can earn between $100-$200 in bill credits each cycling season, June through September.
  • Also, consider Budget Billing. Despite changes in weather, your energy bill remains predictable