Use this page to find actions that your household has completed or plans to complete. Browse the categories on the left to find actions for the Power Saver, Green Leader, or Renewable Star Challenge.

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ACTIONS

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    Green leaves denote the number of Green Points earned by completing the action and its relative environmental benefit.
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    Perform an NO-COST Quick Home Energy Check-up from Potomac Edison
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    Add to my challenge Already completed Not applicable

    If you are not ready for a comprehensive home energy audit, a quick professional or do-it-yourself inspection can help to set you on the right path to making energy efficiency improvements for your home. Search online for “home energy audit DIY” to find tips and guidelines for how to effectively assess your home on your own.

    Potomac Edison also offers a Quick Home Energy Checkup* at no charge. This assessment is less detailed than the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® audit and will not qualify for the home improvement project rebates. A kit of energy saving devices is provided to participating households. Call 1.888.267.4685 to schedule an audit.

    * Program details current at the time of publication and are subject to change.

    Aug 05 Marie Gayle

    I had a expert do audit. paid 100.00 dollars. they said I would receive report. would have to pay another 100.00 to receive rebate after repairs done. I did not note that this was in any of the information.

    Mar 05 Trudy King

    Through Frederick County Maryland Power Saver Retrofits - Atlas Home Audit Energy Solutions preformed Home Energy Test. Holtzople Heating and Air Conditioning Installed Heat Pump, Atlas Home Audit Energy Solutions installed Attic Tent, Sealed doors and added a Smart Exhaust Ventilation on timer.

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    Green leaves denote the number of Green Points earned by completing the action and its relative environmental benefit.
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    Perform a low-cost Home Performance with ENERGY STARĀ® audit
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    Add to my challenge Already completed Not applicable

    A home energy audit (also called a home performance assesment) is often the best way to assess how your home uses energy and what can be done to improve efficiency. A professional audit is recommended because it will include diagnostic testing, such as a blower door test or thermal imaging, to help you effectively prioritize energy efficiency home improvement projects.

    Home Performance Audit Options:

    • Potomac Edison Energy Efficiency Program*: Potomac Edison offers reduced cost home performance assessments by certified home energy contractors. The value of the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® audit is $500, but thanks to the EmPower Maryland program, residents are charged a $100 fee. Households with electric heating or cooling systems may be eligible for a 50% rebate, up to $2,000, for air sealing, duct sealing and insulation, or insulation and window costs, through the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® audit. Call 1.888.267.4685 to schedule an audit.
    • Select Your Own Auditor: You can use www.Leafkey.com, Maryland Home Performance with Energy Star®, or do a general search to find an auditor serving Frederick County. If you choose to preform your audit outside of Potomac Edison's Home Performance with Energy Star program you can expect to pay between $300 and $500 for the service. 

    Click here to learn more about the audit process and how to prepare for your audit.

    Please be sure to complete the Home Energy Audit Form to let us know how your audit was held.

    * Program details current at the time of publication and are subject to change.

     

    Jul 01 Cynthia Black

    completed this with Potomac Edison

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    Green leaves denote the number of Green Points earned by completing the action and its relative environmental benefit.
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    Install a Mosaic Power System on your water heater to help regulate grid energy.
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    Add to my challenge Already completed Not applicable

    Mosaic Power's operating model focuses on "energy optimization." Throughout the day, operators of the electric grid send signals every two seconds indicating the load on the grid and whether there is excess power or heightened demand.

    The system is designed to ensure that water heaters operate normally and consistently deliver hot water on demand. Consumers who install the Mosaic Power system, would not see any change in the energy bill for their water heater. They would, however, receive an annual check from Mosaic for about $50.

    Apr 17 Lisa Orr

    This is a no-cost installation that nets me $50 per year and we have experienced no change in the level of hot water in our home.

    Aug 27 James Julian

    I hit the wrong button...this is a "to do" thing

    Jun 25 John Wagener

    Who do I contact to perform the Mosaic Power System challenge?

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    Green leaves denote the number of Green Points earned by completing the action and its relative environmental benefit.
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    Have HVAC systems professionally evaluated and maintained
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    Add to my challenge Already completed Not applicable

    It is important to have your HVAC system evaluated and maintained, especially if you are living in a home with a pre-existing system. Annual, pre-season check-ups can ensure that your system is operating correctly and efficiently, and help to avoid costly maintenance problems. A typical check-up should include checking thermostat settings and system controls, lubricating moving system parts, and inspecting the condensate drain. Additional evaluations may be performed specific to the heating or cooling system being checked.

    Potomac Edison customers can receive a rebate for having their HVAC systems tuned-up.

    Learn more about heating and cooling maintenance from the Energy Savers guide or ENERGY STAR® guide.

    Mar 28 Elizabeth Butler

    Doesn't work

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    Test and seal leaking ducts
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    Add to my challenge Already completed Not applicable

    In typical houses, about 20% of the air that moves through the duct system is lost due to leaks, holes, and poorly connected ducts. If you have return duct leaks, you could be pumping “bad air” directly into your living space. Leaky ducts also cause indoor air quality problems because of pressure imbalances. This can cause unhealthy air (laden with dirt, dust, pollen, allergens, and other contaminants) to be sucked into your home. Pressure imbalances can also cause back drafting in combustion appliances such as furnaces, wood stoves, and gas ranges. When this happens, you risk exposure to carbon monoxide, a deadly gas. Search online for a company that can provide diagnostic testing and servicing for ductwork.

    Learn more about duct sealing from the ENERGY STAR®, Aeroseal, or Dr. Energy Saver guide.

    You can also seal your ducts and filter rack yourself from the outside. Watch this video to see how.

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