Saving energy--and money--in your home is getting easier in California. There are many new programs from the state, local government, and PG&E that provide rebates, incentives, and financing for energy efficiency improvements that can reduce your energy bill, improve comfort, and potentially increase the value of your home.
- Whole house upgrades (NEW) with up to $4,000 in rebates. Sponsored by the State of California, these upgrade programs are customized to your property to provide the best savings for best cost; upgrades can include building envelope, heating and cooling systems, duct repairs, even solar PV.
- Free measures and basic weatherization for income-qualified renters or homeowners. These free programs offer free CFLs, weatherstripping, attic insulation, faucet aerators, and more. Renters must get approval from building owners.
Rebates for appliances and devices
- Rebates give you money back on the purchase of energy-efficienct appliances, HVAC, pool pumps, and more. You can also download the most recent catalog of PG&E rebates.
Other ways to save
- Watt-meters can now be checked out from you local library to help you measure and reduce your energy use
- Energy saving tips can help you save money and energy around the home
- Solar energy incentives and programs for solar photovoltaic (PV) and solar water heating
- PG&E "Smart AC" program provides a free ($300 value) programmable thermostat and $25 credit in exchange for agreeing to reduce your air conditioning usage slightly on the hottest days