Home Upgrade. Get up to $6,500* back when you make your home more energy efficient. Find a Contractor

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Save Energy and Money—Most Homeowners Qualify

Home Upgrade is a statewide program that offers up to $6,500 in rebates when you make energy-saving home improvements. It takes a comprehensive approach and looks at all the systems in your home to determine what upgrades will most effectively reduce energy usage while providing you with a comfortable living environment.

Owners of single-family residences, two- to four-unit townhouses and condominiums and two- to four-unit buildings in homeowners associations all qualify.

Four Steps to Savings

  • Step 1

    Find a Home Upgrade Professional

    To get started with your Home Upgrade, you must work with a participating contractor. All participating contractors and raters in our database are certified and have been trained to look holistically at your home and identify improvements that will save you the most energy and money. They can help you through the entire process, from assessing your home, to filling out the rebate paperwork.
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  • Step 2

    Get an Energy Assessment

    A participating Home Upgrade professional will make a thorough evaluation of the heating, cooling and water heating systems in your home and then recommend upgrades that will make your home more energy efficient.
  • Step 3

    Choose the Option That Works Best for You

    Home Upgrade
    The Home Upgrade option helps you make basic upgrades that can dramatically improve the energy efficiency of their homes. By working with participating contractors and installing three or more upgrades, homeowners can get up to $3,000 in rebates.
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    Advanced Home Upgrade
    The Advanced Home Upgrade provides a customized plan for improving a home’s energy efficiency. Starting with an energy assessment, the PG&E-approved contractor or rater works with the homeowner to identify the best ways to reduce energy use. The homeowner can get up to $6,500* in rebates and incentives.
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    Choose a Bundle of Upgrades or Build Your Own
    Select from our popular bundles or create a customized plan.
    View Upgrade Options »
  • Step 4

    Put Money Back in Your Pocket

    You should receive your rebate check 4-6 weeks from when we receive your completed paperwork. In addition to the rebate, you should start seeing savings on your energy bill each month.**

Finance Your Upgrade

If you don't have the money to upgrade your home now, financing could be available to you.***

Golden State Finance Authority Residential Energy Retrofit Program
Up to $50,000 for 15 years is available in 44 counties across California.
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emPower Home Upgrade Loan
Up to $25,000 for terms up to 15 years. Available in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties.
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*Customers may also be eligible for rebates exceeding $6,500 based on their calculated energy savings. Work with your participating contractor or rater to calculate your upgrade's rebate.

**Savings depend on customer usage, weather, rates and other factors. They are not guaranteed.

***This list is for informational purposes only and is not an endorsement or recommendation of any of the above-mentioned lenders or loan programs. The information contained herein is not intended to be used as the sole basis of investment decisions. Customers should conduct independent research to determine which lender and loan product is most suitable for their needs.

The Energy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade program provides assistance and incentives for home-improvement projects that can reduce energy use and make homes more comfortable. This statewide program is managed locally by utilities and regional energy networks and directed by the California Public Utilities Commission in collaboration with the California Energy Commission. Funding comes from utility customers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Incentives are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are effective until funding is expended or the program is discontinued. Programs may be modified or terminated without prior notice. ©2015 Energy Upgrade California. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.
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