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 in the Bay Area is available to homeowners through the BayREN, this includes Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano and Sonoma counties. If you are in one of these nine counties use the below contact information.
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.
A participating Home Upgrade contractor or rater evaluates your home's heating, cooling and water heating systems, and then recommends upgrades to make your home more energy efficient.
Make basic upgrades that can improve the energy efficiency of your home. Receive up to $3,000 in rebates by working with a participating contractor to install three or more upgrades.
Customize your energy-efficient home improvements and receive up to $6,500* 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.
Receive your rebate check 6-8 weeks after we receive your completed paperwork from your contractor. In addition to the rebate, you should start saving on your energy bill each month.**
If you don't have the money to upgrade your home now, financing may be available.***
Energy upgrade financing of up to $50,000 for 15 years is available in 44 counties across California.
Borrow up to $25,000 for up to 15 years, in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties.
*You may be eligible for rebates greater than $6,500, based on your energy savings. Work with your participating contractor or rater to calculate your rebate.
**Savings depend on customer usage, weather, rates and other factors. Savings are not guaranteed.
***This list is for informational purposes only. It is not an endorsement or recommendation of any lenders or loan programs. This information is not intended to be used as the sole basis for home upgrade decisions. You should do your own research before you decide which lender and loan product is best for you.
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.