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.
An Independent Building Analyst is a Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified analyst who can conduct an independent assessment of your home’s energy performance. This analysis may be used before an upgrade to compare participating contractor proposals.
Both participating contractors and participating raters can perform a full assessment of your home and submit the required paperwork but only a participating contractor can complete the installation work.
Advanced Home Upgrade is a whole-home, deep retrofit program that is delivered by participating contractors and requires at least four upgrade measures (five in Bay Area counties). The program uses building science principles and is primarily focused on building shell and Heating and Cooling (HVAC).
Eligible upgrades include:
Advanced Home Upgrade is available throughout the entire PG&E service area. Additional home retrofit programs are available in the following counties through 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 notify 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.