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The markets for natural gas, oil, propane or electricity are complex—and constantly changing. With the price of energy at a steady incline this year, Americans are on the lookout for ways to cut costs. A new program called Energize Delaware has been established to help qualifying Delaware homeowners upgrade to more energy-friendly home comfort equipment. Here’s what you need to know about Energize Delaware and how Burns & McBride—the largest participating contractor in New Castle County—can help.

What is Energize Delaware?

Energize Delaware is sponsored by the Delaware Sustainable Energy Utility to help you save energy and money. The program provides rebates—some as high as $6,750—on equipment upgrades that improve the energy efficiency and comfort of your Delaware home. There are a number of qualifying upgrades, many of which relate to the largest energy user in your home: your heating and air conditioning system.

Through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program, more than 5,000 Delaware property owners have taken advantage of the program to lower their energy costs by an average of 20 percent.

Here’s how it works:

Assess. It starts with a professional energy audit from a qualified BPI Certified Energy auditor. The audit will help you find out which energy-saving improvements will be best for you before you spend the money. Burns & McBride can coordinate this for you. Through December 2017, eligible Delaware property owners can receive an energy audit for just $100, thanks to an immediate 75 percent discount ($300 at the most). Homeowners also receive the following energy-saving items (up to a $160 value) at no added cost: energy-efficient light bulbs, efficient-flow showerheads, faucet aerators, pipe insulation and smart power strips.

Button up. If one of the suggested improvements includes a new heating and cooling equipment, Burns & McBride will help in designing the proper system, working with you on financing and submitting the rebate paperwork.

Get cash back. You choose how much you want to save. The more the energy savings, the more Energize Delaware will pay you—up to $6,750!

If you’re planning any home upgrades that could impact the efficiency of your home, don’t do anything before learning how this program can help with your project. Everyone wants to cut their energy costs, but nobody knows where to start. If you’re a Delaware property owner, this is great place to begin.

Remember, Energize Delaware was designed to:

  • Make your home more comfortable
  • Cut your utility bills
  • Help pay for upgrades to Energy Star equipment with a 10-year warranty


How can Burns & McBride help?

Burns & McBride serves the entire state and is the largest participating contractor in New Castle County. Customers have received over $600,000 in rebates from this fund while cutting their energy bills by an average of 20 percent. Burns & McBride has hands-on experience with Energize Delaware, which means they handle the entire process—from scheduling an Energy Audit, to designing and installing qualifying system improvements, to coordinating testing and reporting. They will walk you through the program and help you earn the maximum rebate possible.


Where do you begin?

Start with 20 minutes. Call Burns & McBride today at 302-656-5100, or visit www.burnsandmcbride.com/energize-delaware.

Burns & McBride has been providing high-quality home-service solutions to local families for generations. Since 1949, they have been meeting the home comfort needs of the community. From their distinguished heating and cooling solutions to their innovative trash, recycling and home-security services, Burns & McBride is devoted to ensuring your home is always comfortable and secure.

Burns & McBride
18 Boulden Circle, Suite 30
New Castle, DE 19720
302-656-5110 • www.burnsandmcbride.com