How It Works
SMECO-approved contractor will perform a no-cost, on-site analysis of your energy use and provide recommendations of ways to improve your business’s energy efficiency.
Incentives Make Upgrades Affordable
Incentives cover up to 80% of costs. On top of that, if your out-of-pocket cost is $1,000 or more, you have the option of spreading payments over 12 months through a no-interest SMECO Small Business Advance.
Incentives are available for qualifying lighting, refrigeration, and smart thermostat retrofit projects. Thanks to the efficiency of these upgrades and the benefits of incentives, a rapid return on your investment is likely.
Small Business Services
Incentives are available for energy efficient lighting that can help reduce your energy costs. Your business can upgrade to qualifying equipment like interior lighting, exterior LED lighting, and lighting controls.
Incentives are available for upgrades to refrigeration controls and other cooling-related technology like freezer and refrigeration cases. SMECO’s rebates cover up to 80% of the costs of these refrigeration retrofits. To get started, contact our approved contractor, National Resource Management.
A smart thermostat can dramatically lower your energy usage. For just $69, our participating contractor, Chesapeake Energy, will install a Honeywell T6 Pro Thermostat at your facility—a $269 value.
And that’s just the beginning of the savings. Automated settings allow you to reduce your energy usage when the business is unoccupied, so your business can realize savings of up to 10% on your annual heating and cooling costs.* And you’ll be able to control your system from your smartphone, tablet, or computer.
*Savings compared to a conventional thermostat operating a 5-ton rooftop unit providing electric heating and cooling in a small retail environment. You may realize more or less savings based on equipment, fuel source, operating hours, and business and building type.
Improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC unit with this complimentary service. Benefits include reducing operating costs, increasing occupant comfort, and helping to extend the life of your unit. Direct-expansion rooftop units and split systems are eligible. Simply complete this form to get started.
Small Business HVAC Services
Improve the energy efficiency of your HVAC unit with this complimentary service. Benefits include reducing operating costs, increasing occupant comfort, and helping to extend the life of your unit.Learn More
Small Business Advance
Payback made easy. Expenses of $1,000 or more may be paid back over 12 months, without interest, through your monthly SMECO bills.Get Details
EmPOWER Maryland programs are funded by a charge on your energy bill. EmPOWER programs can help you reduce your energy consumption and save you money. Learn more about EmPOWER and how you can participate.