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.

comprehensive upgrades

  • Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade
    Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade evaluates all of the systems in your home to determine which upgrades can reduce your energy use and improve the comfort of your home. 
    • Home Upgrade
      Make basic upgrades that can improve the energy efficiency of your home. Receive up to $2,500 in rebates by working with a participating contractor to install three or more upgrades.
    • Advanced Home Upgrade
      Customize your energy-efficient home improvements and receive up to $5,500* in rebates and incentives. Your participating contractor or rater completes an energy assessment and then works with you to identify the best ways to reduce your energy use.

  • Energy Savings Assistance Program
    Improving the energy efficiency of a home can significantly reduce energy bills. Not everyone, however, can afford to make these updates. That is why PG&E offer's the Energy Savings Assistance Program. It provides qualified customers with energy-saving improvements at no charge.
    • Energy-saving measures through the Energy Savings Assistance Program can include replacing your refrigerator, repairing or replacing your furnace or water heater and installing insulation, weatherproofing, energy-efficient light bulbs, caulking, low-flow showerheads and more.

  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program
    LIHEAP is a federally funded assistance program overseen by the California Department of Community Services and Development (CSD) and administered by 32 Action Agencies throughout California. LIHEAP offers the following types of assistance:
    • Help with residential utility bill payment
    • Emergency assistance with residential energy-related crisis (utility shut-off notices and energy-related life-threatening emergency)
    • Home weatherization

      Priority is given to families who have children under three years of age.

      To learn more, dial 211 for LIHEAP income guidelines and a list of participating agencies or by visiting the California Department of Community Services & Development.

rebates for appliances and devices

  • PG&E Rebates
    The 2017 product rebate catalog can be found here.
  • PG&E's AC Quality Care Rebate Program
    Maintaining your air conditioner might not be something you think about, but it should be. Especially when you realize that heating and cooling account for 44 percent of your home energy bill. That being the case, it’s easy to see how important routine maintenance is to help your AC system perform better, decrease costs, and reduce the chances of it breaking down.
  • PG&E's Marketplace
    The PG&E Marketplace allows you to search for and compare the most energy efficient products on the market to find one that's right for you. Applying for rebates is quick and easy too. Visit the Marketplace.
  • Federal Tax Credits
    ENERGY STAR products eligible for tax credits are independently certified to save energy, save money and protect the environment. 
    Tax credits for Solar Energy Systems are available at 30% through December 31, 2019.

other ways to save

  • Watt-meters
    Curious to see how much energy your appliances are using? Head to your local library and check out a watt-meter.
  • Energy saving tips
    Get no-cost, low-cost and investment ideas for reducing your home energy use and lowering your monthly PG&E statements.
    • Get personal tips from PG&E's My Energy, 5-minute Home Energy Checkup. It's fast, easy and costs you nothing. All you have to do is answer a few basic questions about your home and your lifestyle habits. You receive a list of personalized, suggested improvements from PG&E that can help boost your home's energy efficiency, along with an estimate of what’s using energy in your home.
  • SmartAC
    Help prevent summer outages in your neighborhood with the SmartAC program. View program specifics and find out if you qualify.
  • SmartRate
    Gain more control over your summer electric costs and help keep California’s energy supply reliable. On the SmartRate plan, you pay a reduced rate in exchange for minimizing your electricity usage up to 15 days a year.
  • Rate Plans
    Compare rate plans to find the right one for your lifestyle.

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