Power Saver Retrofits

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To request an application by mail,  contact Suzanne Cliber at 301.600.7414 or SCliber@FrederickCountyMD.gov

To download an application, click here. Download a one-sided flier or two-sided flier.

NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR THE 2018 PSR PROGRAM

 At this point in time, approved applications will be put on the PSR Waiting List for the 2018 program which will likely being serving homeowners in July 2018. 

For the past five 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 2018 Power Saver Retrofits (PSR) program will provide Home Performance with Energy Star audits and energy-saving home improvements to moderate- and low-income households. There is no cost to the homeowner to participate in this program.

Through the 2018 Power Saver Retrofits, approximately 50 eligible homeowners will receive a comprehensive Home Performance with Energy Star audit and up to $7,000 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 $10,000 is 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.
  • And more...

Ineligible Projects

  • Stove/range/oven upgrades
  • Window replacements (unless qualified as a health and safety repair
  • Replacement of a stand-alone furnace or air conditioning unit, without other energy efficiency measures
  • Additional duct work to other sections of home

Homeowner Eligibility:

  • 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 that 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 once the grant agreement is finalized.

Gross Income Limits by Household Size:

Income table for PSR6 Webpage-2

If you do not meet these income requirements but 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.

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.