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Power Saver Retrofits
HouseFunds for Home Energy Efficiency Improvements!

Coming Summer 2014! Express Interest HERE.
The Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources has received a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration's EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities program that will allow us to offer a second Power Saver Retrofits program for moderate- and low-income Frederick County homeowners. Through this program, 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. To be notified about the launch of this program and application availability, please fill out this Interest Form or contact Lisa Orr by email  or phone (301.600.6864).

Eligibility:
  • You must be a Frederick County resident, renter, or a landlord serving low-to-moderate income County residents.
  • You must be a registered participant in Frederick County's Green Homes Challenge. Get started!
  • You, and if applicable, your tenant's gross household income 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. (Note: Landlords must also meet the income requirements.)

 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
 

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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