The following PG&E gas and/or electric customers may participate in the program as outlined:
To receive a program rebate, all work must be completed and certified by a participating contractor.
Participating contractors are licensed, bonded, insured and subject to PG&E quality assurance reviews. They are trained to pull applicable permits, complete safety tests and maximize the energy efficiency and performance of your home. Installation work must be completed by a participating contractor to qualify for rebates and incentives.
A rater (a Home Energy Rating System Rater) can conduct an assessment of your home and provide an official energy rating certificate, or score, of your home’s energy performance. This rating may be used before an upgrade to compare participating contractor proposals. Ratings can also be used after an upgrade to show your home’s improved energy performance to other parties, for example, buyers or lenders.
Both participating contractors and participating raters can perform a full assessment of your home and submit the required paperwork. Only a participating contractor can complete the installation work.
Working with a participating contractor, develop a bundle of at least two upgrades which achieves energy savings of at least 10 percent. Participating contractors use energy modeling software to project how much energy your home will save with your selected upgrades. Work with your contractor to ensure the upgrades you choose meet the program requirements and to calculate your rebate.
For the Advanced Home Upgrade option, rebates are calculated based on the energy saved by your upgrade. Rebates start at $550 and may exceed $5,500. Work with your contractor to determine your rebate amount.
In addition to all of the measures offered in Home Upgrade, Advanced Home Upgrade bundles may include:
The Home Upgrade and Advanced Home upgrade programs are available throughout the entire PG&E service area. If you live in one of the following counties, visit the Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BAYREN) website or call BAYREN at 1-866-878-6008 to speak with a BAYREN Home Upgrade Advisor.
The time to complete the project amount of work depends on the upgrades you select. Work with your participating contractor to determine a project schedule that meets your needs.
Combustion Appliance Safety (CAS) testing checks for carbon monoxide and natural gas leaks from gas appliances such as stoves, furnaces and water heaters. A certified Building Performance Institute building analyst performs a combustion appliance safety test before your project starts, during yourproject as changes are made to the pressure relationships in the home, and after your project is complete.
If a carbon monoxide, natural gas or a ventilation issue is detected, your participating contractor or rater will notifiy you and immediately correct the issue or contact a PG&E Gas Safety Representative for assistance. After the project is finished, a carbon monoxide monitor will be installed for continuous safety monitoring.
The cost of Home Upgrade varies depending on the selected measures, location and participating contractor fees.
Financing may be available through the following programs:
In addition, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit for making your home more energy efficient. Consult your tax advisor for more information.
The amount of work depends on the measures you select.
A certified Building Performance Institute building analyst performs a combustion appliance safety test before the Home Upgrade project is started, during the project when changes are made to the pressure relationships in the home, and after the project is completed.
Testing includes checking for carbon monoxide and natural gas leaks from appliances such as stoves, furnaces and water heaters. When a carbon monoxide, natural gas or ventilation issue is detected, your participating contractor or Rater notifies you. Your participating contractor either immediately corrects the issue or contacts a PG&E rep for assistance. After the project is finished, a carbon monoxide monitor will be installed for continuous safety monitoring.