Power Saver Retrofits

Application Window Closed
As of August 4, 2014, we reached our target of 70 applications and as of August 15, have a waiting list of 15.

About the Program
The Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources received a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration's EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities program this second Power Saver Retrofits (PSR) program for moderate- and low-income Frederick County homeowners. Through this program, approximately 70 eligible homeowners will receive a comprehensive Home Performance with Energy Star audit and up to $5,000 in energy efficiency improvements for their home. If the audit determines that a home's heating and cooling system (HVAC) needs to be replaced a total of $8,000 is available for both efficiency improvements and HVAC replacement. There is no cost to the homeowner to participate in this program.

Applications were accepted on a first-come, first-served basis from July 24, 2014 through August 15, 2014. Home audits will begin around August 16, 2014 and all work on the PSR program will wrap up by the end of November 2014.

  • You must be a Frederick County homeowner, or property owner serving low-to-moderate income county residents.
  • You must be a registered participant in Frederick County's Green Homes Challenge. Get started!
  • The gross household income of homeowners must be less than 85% of median income for Frederick County based on family size. If your total gross annual income is less that the incomes listed below for your household size, you will be eligible.
  • Property owners are eligible if both the property owner and their tenant both meet the income requirements. Property owners may apply for PSR for just 1 rental property.

1-Person Household 2-Person Household
3-Person Household
4-Person Household
5-Person Household
6-Person Household

7-Person Household
8-Person Household
$63,900 $73,000 $82,100 $91,200 $98,500 $105,800 $113,150 $120,450

Contact Information
Lisa Orr
PSR Coordinator
Ph: 301-600-6864

Learn about the 2012-13 Power Saver Retrofits Program
85 Frederick County homes received home energy efficiency improvements through the Power Saver Retrofits Program in December 2012 - May 2013. Homes received up to $1,600 worth of energy efficiency retrofits implemented by a professional contractor, with the homeowner investing just $400.

Watch how the Smith-Siske Family improved their home's energy efficiency!

If you are interested in getting an energy audit and reducing the cost of retrofits through rebates, check out the Potomac Edison Home Performance with Energy Star program or the Be SMART Rebate Program.

Power Saver Retrofits is funded by the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA).
Funding comes from MEA's Strategic Energy Investment Fund.
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