Frequently Asked Questions
How long does it take? (for QHECs and audits, different times for each)
A typical Quick Home Energy Check-Up takes 1-1.5 hours.
A Home Energy Audit takes 3-4 hours to complete. You will receive a Home Energy Report Card within 10 days of your audit.
Does it cost me anything? What’s the catch?
Quick Home Energy Check-Ups (QHECs) are funded by your utility. You support the Quick Home Energy Check-Up program when you pay your monthly utility bill. Technically, you’ve already paid for one! That’s why we encourage all homeowners to take advantage of the program, which we provide at no additional cost. The Quick Home Energy Check-Up alone saves over $100 annually for the average homeowner.
In Maryland, Home Performance Audits cost $100 for homes under 3,000 square feet. We service homes in BGE, Pepco, and Potomac Edison territories.
In the District of Columbia Home Performance Audits cost $400 for most homes. Learn more about DC Home Energy Audit pricing here.
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Can I schedule on the weekends/evenings?
We schedule Quick Home Energy Check-Up appointments on weekdays between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM. Because audits take 3-4 hours to complete, we schedule Home Performance Energy Audits between 8:00 AM and 2:00 PM. We do not offer services on the weekends or in the evenings. Our operations team will work with you to find a time that best fits your needs.
What do I need to do before my QHEC?
Not much! For the most accurate inspection we need to have access to the entire home, and a ladder for accessing the attic.
Will my technician/auditor have identification?
Your technician will call you the evening before your appointment to confirm. When our technician arrives at your door they will have an identifying business card that says “Elysian Energy.” Oftentimes, our Auditor will be wearing a BGE or Pepco badge. All of our employees have had a background check conducted. We take the security of our customers and employees very seriously.
For further assurance, please call our office at 877-456-9928.