Power Saver Retrofits Program 

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To download an application, click here

To request an application by mail,  contact Lindsey Humphrey at  240-772-0390 or send an email.

Program Details

The Division of Energy and Environment receives a grant from the Maryland Energy Administration and uses it to power up our community services!  

For low- to moderate-income households, our Power Saver Retrofits (PSR) program provides a free assessment of a home's energy use and what improvements might be made to conserve energy- and lower energy bills!  Then, work can be performed to stop drafts, reduce electricity or heating fuel use, and other environmental improvements- all at NO COST to the home's occupants/owners.  

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

Eligibility to Participate:

  • You must be a Frederick County resident.
  • You must be a registered participant in Frederick County’s Green Homes Challenge. Get started!
  • Those living in condominiums, mobile homes, and rental properties should contact the PSR Coordinator to discuss eligibility. Please call 240-772-0390 or send an email.
  • The gross household income of homeowners must be less than 85% of median income for Frederick County based on family size (see chart below). 

Gross Income Limits by Household Size: 

Chart Showing Eligible Household Income Levels

Other Related Programs

  • The Potomac Edison Home Performance with Energy Star program may be able to assist you with rebates, if you do not meet PSR income requirements.
  • 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. 

    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.