For Immediate Release
Customers who combine rebate with Labor Day sales and reduced energy use can save big
BALTIMORE (September 4, 2015) – Over the Labor Day weekend, Sept. 4–Sept. 7, retailers
traditionally offer some of the best appliance sales of the year to help make room for new
merchandise in the fall. BGE wants to make those holiday sales even more attractive for customers
considering a water heater purchase by increasing the rebate we offer for select ENERGY STAR®
certified hybrid heat pump water heaters to $550. The BGE Smart Energy Savers Program $550
rebate is available for the month of September through October 20, 2015.
Not only can customers combine lower sale prices with the $550 rebate, they then have an
opportunity to save additional money because hybrid heat pump water heaters are so efficient.
According to ENERGY STAR, an energy-efficient hybrid heat pump water heater can help
significantly reduce energy costs, saving the average household nearly $300 per year on electric
bills compared to a standard electric water heater. Water heating is a home’s second largest energy
expenditure after air heating and cooling.
Customers not currently shopping for water heaters can still take advantage of BGE Smart Energy
Savers Program rebates for other appliances, including:
After October 20, the rebate on select ENERGY STAR certified hybrid heat pump water heaters
returns to $500.
More information on rebates and other energy-saving programs is available at
BGESmartEnergy.com. The BGE Smart Energy Savers Program helps 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 homeowners, renters, large and small business customers, nonprofits and institutional customers.
These programs support the EmPOWER Maryland Energy Efficiency Act.
# # #
BGE, headquartered in Baltimore, is Maryland’s largest natural gas and electric utility, delivering
power to more than 1.25 million electric customers and more than 650,000 natural gas customers
in central Maryland. The company’s approximately 3,200 employees are committed to the safe and
reliable delivery of natural gas and electricity, as well as enhanced energy management,
conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. BGE is a subsidiary of Exelon
Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy provider, with 2014 revenues of
approximately $27.4 billion. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter, YouTube and Flickr.