Montgomery County Accepting Applications for New Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program

by Dan Rudt

We told you it was coming, and here it is! Montgomery County is making funds available to assist homeowners who make energy improvements to single family homes and condominium units. The program will provide between $1,000 and $3,000 in cash incentives for home owners who make new improvements such as air sealing, insulation, HVAC, and appliances.

For example, consumers can apply for $1,000 for the purchase of an ENERGY STAR qualified air conditioner, or $2,000 for a qualified air conditioner and furnace. Approximately $1.1 million is available and the County expects to serve 300 to 500 participants between now and July 30, 2012.

Incentives will be available on a first come, first served basis. To be eligible, consumers must have obtained an energy audit from an auditor participating in the Maryland Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program or the Pepco, BGE or Potomac Edison (Allegheny) utility sponsored programs.  The applicant will also need to have a scope of work (or works) from the contractors whom they intend to use for their projects.

Go to the Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate page for program and application information.