Why is BGE involved with ENERGY STAR®? BGE has always sought ways to help our customers save energy and money while helping to protect the environment. Educating everyone about the benefits of ENERGY STAR helps us achieve that goal. ENERGY STAR provides complimentary resources, which BGE is using to enhance our programs. What does ENERGY STAR® certified mean? ENERGY STAR is a nationally recognized, joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). It helps us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. Next time you’re looking for new household products, look for the ENERGY STAR. This symbol means the product or service meets strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and DOE. You can identify such products by the blue ENERGY STAR label. Learn more. Does my new appliance qualify for a rebate? Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate To qualify for the heat pump water heater rebate up to $800, the heat pump water heater must be ENERGY STAR certified. Dehumidifier Rebates Your new dehumidifier must be an ENERGY STAR certified model sold at The Home Depot, Lowes, or Ace to qualify for an instant discount. View a list of qualifying models. Air Purifier Rebates Your new air purifier must be an ENERGY STAR certified model sold at The Home Depot, Lowes, or Ace to qualify for an instant discount. View a list of qualifying models. Smart Thermostat Rebates Your new smart thermostat must be an ENERGY STAR certified model to qualify for a rebate. View a list of qualifying models.