A multi-family Quick Home Energy Check-up (QHEC) is a fast, easy way to reduce energy use in your multifamily property and save money, while enhancing tenant comfort and increasing property value. This is a free program, provided at no additional cost to your existing Atlantic City Electric Service.
During a Quick Home Energy Check-up, a specially trained Energy Analyst will conduct a visual inspection of each unit. The Energy Analyst will identify simple ways you can improve your energy efficiency, and assess the condition of the following items:
With permission, the Energy Analyst also will install energy-saving products. Tenants are required to inform the homeowner or landlord and obtain consent before any energy saving products are installed.
Products may include:
In addition to improving the energy-efficiency of each unit, the Energy Analyst will assess the common areas of your multifamily property. He or she will conduct an energy assessment of hallways, stairwells, laundry rooms, exercise rooms, and other common areas and will make recommendations for improvements to help you start saving right away.
Following the Quick Home Energy Check-up, you will receive a detailed report on the energy-efficiency equipment installed and the associated energy savings. You also will receive recommendations for improving the safety and durability of the building and its equipment, including moisture control, carbon monoxide monitoring (if applicable), air sealing, and appliances. In addition, tenants will get energy-efficiency educational materials. A QHEC is available to you for free as part of your existing Atlantic City Electric service.
During your property's free home energy check-up, an Energy Analyst may install products including ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs and smart thermostats. Products that have earned the ENERGY STAR deliver exceptional features, while using less energy.
An ENERGY STAR certified light bulb last a minimum of 25,000 hours, or 22 years based on 3 hours of use per day, and use about 70-90% less energy than incandescent lighting. They also are durable, versatile and most are dimmable.
Almost half of the annual energy bill for the average American household goes to heating and cooling - that's more than $900 a year. An ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostat is a Wi-Fi enabled, programmable thermostat that learns your patterns and automatically adjusts your home's temperature to improve comfort. Plus, smart thermostats offer convenience- you can set and change heating and cooling schedules from your smartphone or tablet, no matter where you are.