Energy Saving Window Film Rebates

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Building rebates are a great way to save money while also improving your building. Window films offer a perfect combination of stylish improvements coupled with energy saving rebates as well as reduction in your overall energy expenses. Here’s what you need to do in order to obtain an energy saving window film rebate.

What Energy Rebates are Available for Window Films?

So first, what types of films can provide you with an energy saving rebate? As of writing this post, there are 2 energy saving window film rebates available. Currently, you can take advantage of the following window film energy rebates:

  • Energy Efficiency Window Films. Applied to building windows to reduce heat loss in the winter and reduce heat gain in the summer. To qualify, window film must be installed on East, West, and South facing windows which lack pre-existing shading. Existing windows must not have window films already. The entire window pane must be covered with new window films. The proposed window film should have a solar heat gain coefficient (SHGC) of 0.40 or less or a shading coefficient (SC) of 0.45 or less. Incentives are available for retrofit application only and window films must be NFRC certified.
  • Anti-Fog Window Films. Typically applied to refrigerators and freezers. This rebate saves you $8 per square foot. Film must be 0.1 mm thick PET hydrophobic sheet with adhesive (R-value 0.00235). Saves energy through eliminating the need for door heaters and frame heaters.

Applying for a BGE Window Film Rebate

To apply for a window film rebate through BGE, follow these instructions:

  1. You’ll need the following information handy:
    1. Your business contact information: Mailing Address, Phone, Email
    2. Information about the window film installer. If you are using AP Tinting, you can usually search by “AP CORP” in the name field, but our full information is: AP CORP 5397 Enterprise Street Sykesville, MD
    3. Your BGE account number
    4. Expected completion date of the window film application.
    5. The technical sheet with your incentive highlighted as you’ll need information from this document.
    6. Completed Window Film Location Details form, if applicable.
  2. Go to https://bgeiccustom.programprocessing.com/
  3. Register for your account
  4. Click “Apply Now” on left navigation
  5. Click Begin Application

BGE will process applications for payment in the order received and issue incentive payment within 6–8 weeks after project completion and approval. Applicants will be notified if post-installation inspections are required prior to final payment. Please note that failure to provide any of the above items may delay the processing of your application and result in a reduction in a Service Provider’s Evaluation Score.

Applying for a Pepco Window Film Rebate

To apply for a window film rebate through Pepco, follow these instructions:

  1. You’ll need the following information handy:
    1. Your business contact information: Mailing Address, Phone, Email
    2. Information about the window film installer. If you are using AP Tinting, you can usually search by “AP CORP” in the name field, but our full information is: AP CORP 5397 Enterprise Street Sykesville, MD
    3. Your Pepco account number
    4. Completed HVAC Tune-up Maintenance Worksheet
    5. The technical sheet with your incentive highlighted as you’ll need information from this document.
  2. Go to https://pepco-rcx-enhanced.programprocessing.com/login/
  3. Register for your account
  4. Click “Apply Now” on left navigation
  5. Click Begin Application

For more information on your application, you can contact Pepco directly. Their incentive rebate program does require pre-approval and applications are processed in the order they are received. Typically, the incentive payment will be issued within 6-8 weeks after the complete of the project.

For any additional help on the energy rebate programs available in your area, call your local electric company. Not only will window films help to improve your building’s energy efficiency, which leads to lower monthly energy bills, you can save on the installation itself!