We want to invest in your energy efficiency project. You’ll benefit from a more comfortable home and lower energy bills, we’ll benefit from your energy savings.

Our rebates in the Improvement pathway are focused on building enclosure (shell) and HVAC (heating, ventilation and cooling) improvements. Participation requires a minimum of 4 measures:

  • 1 Building Shell (the enclosure of the home).
  • 1 HVAC (heating, cooling, and ventilation of the home).
  • 2 Additional Measures for a total of (4) measures.

Keeping a living space comfortable involves both efficient equipment to generate warm/cold air AND a high performing enclosure to keep the warm/cold air in the living space for as long as possible. The more “leaky” and poorly insulted your building enclosure is, the harder (and more expensive) it is to keep it at a comfortable temperature.

Rebate amounts are greater in regions with more significant heating and cooling needs because those areas use more energy. Rebate amounts are structured to align with California Energy Commission (CEC) Climate Zones. The CEC climate zones are based on energy use, temperature, weather, and other factors.

Is My Home Eligible for the Program?

The Program is open to PG&E customers who:

  • Have Electricity or Natural Gas Distributed by PG&E to the Service Address (rebates are only available for fuels provided by PG&E)
  • Live in a detached Single-Family Residence or 2-4 Unit Complex
  • Have lived in the home for at least 12 months
  • Plan to stay in the home for at least the next 2 years
  • Have not participated in any ratepayer funded energy saving programs in the past 12 months such as ESA (Energy Savings Assistance)
  • Customers in the 9 Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma) should work with BayREN’s Home+ program.

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  • Minimum of 4 measures, 1 of which are building shell and 1 HVAC (heating & cooling)
  • Minimum of 5 measures in BayREN counties, including Ultimate Comfort
  • Amounts vary by California Energy Commission (CEC) Climate Zone (CZ)
    • $5,500 maximum incentive per home in CZs 1, 4, 11, 12, 13, 16

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$500

Shell – Attic Insulation

R-44 or better, Attics with existing insulation may qualify.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$500

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$500

Shell – Whole building/envelope air sealing and ventilation

Air sealing can provide many benefits including improved comfort, improved indoor air quality, lower energy bills, and fewer condensation problems.

  1. 15% building leakage reduction (pre vs. post)
  2. 30% building leakage reduction (pre vs. post)

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

  1. $300
  2. $500

HVAC or Shell – Replacement Ducts and Duct Insulation

Replacement of existing systems only. Up to 2 systems (total) per home.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$500

HVAC or Shell – Seal Ducts to 5% Leakage or Less

Existing ducts must have 10% leakage or greater at Test-In to be eligible.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$300

HVAC or Shell – Seal Ducts to 10% Leakage or Less

Existing ducts must have 20% leakage or greater at Test-In to be eligible.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$200

HVAC – Right-Size Return Duct(s) and Filter/Grille

Up to 2 returns (total) per home.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$100

HVAC – Deep-Buried Duct Insulation

Bonus measure available in projects that both replace or seal duct systems and install R-44 attic insulation. Existing systems must be sealed to 10% duct leakage or less.

PG&E Utility Required

Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$100

HVAC – Cooling

Split AC or Packaged AC. Up to 2 HVAC systems (total) per home, must have existing central AC.

PG&E Utility Required

Electricity

Customer Incentive

$500

HVAC – Heating

Sealed Gas Furnace or Heat Pump. Up to 2 HVAC systems (total) per home, must have existing furnace, electric resistance heater, or heat pump.

PG&E Utility Required

Furnace: Gas

Heat Pump: Electricity

Customer Incentive

$500

HVAC – Ultimate Comfort

Advanced HVAC installation method, typically resulting in higher energy/cost savings, increased equipment life, and increased home comfort. 1 qualified system rebate measure per home.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$1000

HVAC – Smart Thermostat

EnergyStar certified Smart Thermostats. Must be Wi-Fi enabled. Up to 2 (total) per home with corresponding HVAC system(s).

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$125

ACCA 4 Assessment and Coil Cleaning (Maintenance)

Detailed system diagnostic testing which includes checking the filter and verifying the unit is performing as expected.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity

Customer Incentive

$40

Refrigerant Charge Adjustment (Maintenance)

Set the correct refrigerant charge level to your system to maximize its efficiency. Requires completion of the ACCA 4 Assessment.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity

Customer Incentive

$50

Efficient Fan Delay Control (Maintenance)

Install an efficient fan delay to capture cool air left in your system after the A/C has turned off. Requires completion of the ACCA 4 Assessment and must be an approved model listed by the Program.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity

Customer Incentive

$70

Blower Motor Replacement(Maintenance)

Replace your outdated motor with new technology for significantly improved efficiency and cost savings. Requires completion of the ACCA 4 Assessment and must be an approved model listed by the Program.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity

Customer Incentive

$250

Natural Gas Storage Water Heater

Up to 2 water heaters (total) per home.

PG&E Utility Required

Gas

Customer Incentive

$300

Condensing Natural Gas Storage Water Heater

Up to 2 water heaters (total) per home.

PG&E Utility Required

Gas

Customer Incentive

$500

Electric Storage Heat-Pump Water Heater

Up to 2 water heaters (total) per home.

PG&E Utility Required

Electricity

Customer Incentive

$500

Pool Pump

Replace single or two-speed pump with a variable speed pool pump. (primary in-ground pool system only; no Jacuzzis)

PG&E Utility Required

Electricity

Customer Incentive

$500

Indoor Lighting

$5 per recessed LED retrofit fixture. Up to 25 per home.

PG&E Utility Required

Electricity

Customer Incentive

$125

Per-Project Maximum

Customer Incentive

$5,500

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*Note, customers in the 9 Bay Area counties (Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, Sonoma) have the option of participating in BayREN’s Home+ program. Comfortable Home Rebates is available to Bay Area customers who choose the Ultimate Comfort measure (total of 5 measures required: 1 shell, 1 HVAC, 1 Ultimate Comfort, 1 other.)


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  • Minimum of 4 measures, 1 of which are building shell and 1 HVAC (heating & cooling)
  • Minimum of 5 measures in BayREN counties, including Ultimate Comfort
  • Amounts vary by California Energy Commission (CEC) Climate Zone (CZ)
    • $3,500 maximum incentive per home in CZs, 2, 3, 5

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$300

Shell – Attic Insulation

R-44 or better, Attics with existing insulation may qualify.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$300

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$300

Shell – Whole building/envelope air sealing and ventilation

Air sealing can provide many benefits including improved comfort, improved indoor air quality, lower energy bills, and fewer condensation problems.

  1. 15% building leakage reduction (pre vs. post)
  2. 30% building leakage reduction (pre vs. post)

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

  1. $300
  2. $500

HVAC or Shell – Replacement Ducts and Duct Insulation

Replacement of existing systems only. Up to 2 systems (total) per home.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$500

HVAC or Shell – Seal Ducts to 5% Leakage or Less

Existing ducts must have 10% leakage or greater at Test-In to be eligible.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$300

HVAC or Shell – Seal Ducts to 10% Leakage or Less

Existing ducts must have 20% leakage or greater at Test-In to be eligible.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$200

HVAC – Right-Size Return Duct(s) and Filter/Grille

Up to 2 returns (total) per home.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$100

HVAC – Deep-Buried Duct Insulation

Bonus measure available in projects that both replace or seal duct systems and install R-44 attic insulation. Existing systems must be sealed to 10% duct leakage or less.

PG&E Utility Required

Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$100

HVAC – Cooling

Split AC or Packaged AC. Up to 2 HVAC systems (total) per home, must have existing central AC.

PG&E Utility Required

Electricity

Customer Incentive

$300

HVAC – Heating

Sealed Gas Furnace or Heat Pump. Up to 2 HVAC systems (total) per home, must have existing furnace, electric resistance heater, or heat pump.

PG&E Utility Required

Furnace: Gas

Heat Pump: Electricity

Customer Incentive

$500

HVAC – Ultimate Comfort

Advanced HVAC installation method, typically resulting in higher energy/cost savings, increased equipment life, and increased home comfort. 1 qualified system rebate measure per home.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$500

Natural Gas Storage Water Heater

Up to 2 water heaters (total) per home.

PG&E Utility Required

Gas

Customer Incentive

$300

Condensing Natural Gas Storage Water Heater

Up to 2 water heaters (total) per home.

PG&E Utility Required

Gas

Customer Incentive

$500

Electric Storage Heat-Pump Water Heater

Up to 2 water heaters (total) per home.

PG&E Utility Required

Electricity

Customer Incentive

$500

Pool Pump

Replace single or two-speed pump with a variable speed pool pump. (primary in-ground pool system only; no Jacuzzis)

PG&E Utility Required

Electricity

Customer Incentive

$500

HVAC – Smart Thermostat

EnergyStar certified Smart Thermostats. Must be Wi-Fi enabled. Up to 2 (total) per home with corresponding HVAC system(s).

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Customer Incentive

$125

ACCA 4 Assessment and Coil Cleaning (Maintenance)

Detailed system diagnostic testing which includes checking the filter and verifying the unit is performing as expected.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity

Customer Incentive

$40

Refrigerant Charge Adjustment (Maintenance)

Set the correct refrigerant charge level to your system to maximize its efficiency. Requires completion of the ACCA 4 Assessment.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity

Customer Incentive

$50

Efficient Fan Delay Control (Maintenance)

Install an efficient fan delay to capture cool air left in your system after the A/C has turned off. Requires completion of the ACCA 4 Assessment and must be an approved model listed by the Program.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity

Customer Incentive

$70

Blower Motor Replacement(Maintenance)

Replace your outdated motor with new technology for significantly improved efficiency and cost savings. Requires completion of the ACCA 4 Assessment and must be an approved model listed by the Program.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity

Customer Incentive

$250

Indoor Lighting

$5 per recessed LED retrofit fixture. Up to 25 per home.

PG&E Utility Required

Electricity

Customer Incentive

$125

Per-Project Maximum

Customer Incentive

$3,500

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Insulation: 

It’s important to slow down hot and cold air flowing from the outside to the inside of your home. Insulation is one of the lowest cost ways to keep your home cool in the summer and warm in the winter. The capacity of an insulating material to resist heat flow is called an R Value. The higher the R Value, the more you keep your conditioned air from being wasted.

Air Sealing:

Outside air will leak through a home if it is not sealed well, potentially leading to moisture problems, cold drafts, and decreased indoor air quality by allowing in airborne pollutants, dust, and pollen. Air that moves around insulation causes it to not work at all! Air sealing can provide a number of benefits including improved comfort, improved indoor air quality, lower energy bills, and fewer moisture problems. When homes are built, the lumber is still wet. As it dries it will shrink, so if you have a older home or are troubled by pests, air sealing will be good for your home.

HVAC:

HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning) systems do more than just heat or cool a space. When properly installed and working, HVAC systems draw air through filters to remove dust, dirt, and allergens; heat or cool the air; remove excess humidity from the air; and direct it into your home.

For ducted systems, it is important to have tightly sealed ducts to minimize waste. Leaking ducts can not only result in higher utility bills, but can also allow contaminants like mold, dust, and pollen into your ducts, and ultimately your home.

Right-Size Return Duct(s) and Filter/Grill:

The efficiency of your HVAC system depends on having enough air coming back into the system (called the Return), where it will be cooled and sent to the living space vents (called Supply Vents). Correctly sizing the Return Duct and Grille for the size of the HVAC system will maximize the efficiency of the unit and your comfort.

Deep-Buried Duct Insulation:

Moving air from one place to another is a core function of forced air HVAC systems. Deep-burying duct work helps air stay at the right temperature when it’s delivered into your living spaces.

Ultimate Comfort:

Ultimate Comfort is a superior quality HVAC installation that yields increased energy savings benefits and enhanced comfort for customers. It is sometimes referred to as High Performance HVAC Installation. Ultimate Comfort is an option for HVAC customers who see value in exceptional quality and can afford additional installation costs. An HPHI certified contractor will measure the air flow and temperatures of the system they install, so you can be sure you’re getting what you pay for.

Water Heating:

Water heating accounts for approximately 18% of a home’s energy use. By upgrading to an energy efficient water heater, you can help save big on your monthly water heating bills.

Pool Pump:

A standard pool pump operates at between 40-70% efficiency (30% to 60% waste!), while a variable speed pool pump has an efficiency rating of over 90%, allowing you to save a lot of electricity!

Smart Thermostat:

Smart Thermostats can offer you the ability to show your energy consumption in real-time and the costs of that energy. It can also advise you on the most efficient schedules and set points for heating or cooling your home in a easy to use display. Check out our programming guide for Smart Thermostats.

Lighting:

LED bulbs are one of the most energy-efficient and long lasting technologies you can use to lower your monthly bills. New LED light bulbs have much more pleasing light than a few years ago, usually last around ten years, are more durable, use at least 75% less energy, and last 25 times longer than traditional light bulbs.