For the past seven years, the Office of Sustainability and Environmental Resources (OSER) has been awarded a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration’s (MEA) EmPOWER Clean Energy Communities program. Our eighth Power Saver Retrofits (PSR8) program will provide Home Performance with Energy Star audits and energy-saving home improvements to moderate- and low-income households through July 2022 (as long as funding is available).
Through the PSR8 program, a limited number of eligible homeowners will receive a comprehensive Home Performance with Energy Star audit and energy efficiency improvements for their home. If the audit determines that a home’s heating and cooling system (HVAC) needs to be replaced, funds may be available for both efficiency improvements and HVAC replacement.
Eligible Energy-saving Projects
Air sealing and insulation in attics and basements
Window and door caulking and weather-stripping
Duct sealing and insulation
Energy efficient lighting upgrades
Appliance upgrades to Energy Star models
Hot water heater replacements with energy efficient heat pump water heaters
Heating and cooling system tune-ups or upgrades to Energy Star models
Up to $1,500 on necessary repairs to health and safety issues related to implementing energy saving improvements.
You must be a Frederick County homeowner. Rental property owners are not eligible.
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 than the incomes listed below for your household size, you will be eligible. See table below.
Condominiums, mobile homes, and rental properties are not eligible for PSR.
Additional eligibility information may be posted.
Gross Income Limits by Household Size through May 2021:
Income limits can be found by looking at the PSR8 application. See link at the top of the page.
The Washington Gas Maryland Existing Home Program offers rebates for Washington Gas customers who upgrade to high efficiency furnaces, boilers, water heaters (storage and tankless), and clothes dryers. For more information and to get started, visit WashingtonGasRebates.com/MDhome.
Power Saver Retrofits is funded by the Maryland Energy Administration (MEA). Funding comes from MEA’s Strategic Energy Investment Fund. No tax dollars are used to fund this program.