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Heating and Cooling

Heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems are important--they can account up to 44% of a typical home energy bill, or a full one-third for commercial buildings. Nearly half of all heating and cooling equipment in U.S. homes never performs to its advertised capacity and efficiency levels due to improper installation, wasting energy (and money) every month. Even if a HVAC unit is properly sized and installed, insufficient insulation, leaking ducts, and leaks in the building envelope (gaps around windows and doors) can cause your HVAC to run much more than necessary. 

For more tips on properly programming your thermostat, maintaining your 
equipment, and more, see this easy HVAC guide from EnergyStar (PDF, 1.4 MB)

Incentives for commercial HVAC

Consuming up to one-third of commercial building energy costs, HVAC systems are a great place to reduce costs. It starts with proper maintenance, which can lower upkeep costs by as much as 40%. 

  • For rooftop or split systems of 3 tons or more
  • Rebates up to $3,836 per unit
  • 3 years of tune-ups, maintenance, and minor repairs
  • Improved performance, lower repair/replacement costs

Incentives for residential HVAC

Residents in Yolo County can take advantage of a number of rebates from PG&E. In addition, for deeper energy savings, homeowners can take advantage of the Energy Upgrade California program, which offers up to $4,000 in rebates for whole-house upgrades. 

  • Furnace rebates ranging from $150 - $300
Rebates for central systems are available only for work done by AC Quality Care participating contractors
  • $50 Initial HVAC system inventory
  • $250 Airflow Correction Rebate, to adjust and repair ducts
  • $50 Refrigeration System Service Rebate
  • $150 High-Efficiency Blower Motor Retrofit Rebate
  • $50 One-Year Quality Maintenance Service Agreement Rebate
  • $50 Room air conditioner