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 3 measures:

  • 1 Core measure (Attic insulation, Wall Insulation, Floor Insulation, Duct Sealing, Duct Replacement, Right Sized Return, Heat Pump Space Conditioning, Cooling, Heat Pump Water Heater, Pool Pump)
  • 2 Additional Measures for a total of (3) 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.

Learn about Home Performance and how it impacts your comfort (and energy bills) from this great video series.

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 3 measures, 1 of which is a Core measure
  • Amounts vary by California Energy Commission (CEC) Climate Zone (CZ)
    • $5,500 maximum incentive per home in CZs 1, 4, 11, 12, 13, 16

Core Measures

Attic Insulation

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Rebate

$500

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Rebate

$500

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Rebate

$500

Seal Ducts to 10% Leakage or Less

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Rebate

$200

Seal Ducts to 5% Leakage or Less

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Rebate

$300

Replacement Ducts and Duct Insulation

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Rebate

$500

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

Standard:

Up to 2 returns (total) per home

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Rebate

$100

Heat Pump Space Conditioning

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas (if fuel substitution)

Rebate

$500

Cooling

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

Electric

Rebate

$500

Heat Pump Water Heater

Standard:

Up to 2 water heaters (total) per home.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas (if fuel substitution)

Rebate

$500

Pool Pump

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

Electric

Rebate

$500

Better Measures

Gas Furnace

Standard:

Sealed Gas Furnace. Up to 2 HVAC systems (total) per home, must have existing furnace.

PG&E Utility Required

Gas

Rebate

$500

Smart Thermostat

Standard:

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

Rebate

$125

Deep Burried Duct Insulation

Standard:

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

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Rebate

$100

Air Sealing

Standard:

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

Rebate

$300

$500

Gas Storage Hot Water Heater

Standard:

Up to 2 water heaters (total) per home.

PG&E Utility Required

Gas

Rebate

$300

Best Measures

Sensi Predict

Standard:

HVAC Predictive Maintenance System

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electric

Rebate

$50

Energy Star Electric Clothes Dryer

Standard:

3.94 or greater CEF

PG&E Utility Required

Electric AND gas (fuel subsitition)

Rebate

$100

Induction Range or Cooktop

Standard:

At least 4 burners, must be installed during project period.

PG&E Utility Required

Electric AND gas (fuel subsitition)

Rebate

$200

Maintenance Measures

AC System Diagnostic

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electric

Rebate

$40

AC Refrigerant Charge

Standard:

The system diagnostic must demonstrate refrigerant charge cycle test-in failing and test-out passing.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electric

Rebate

$50

Fan Delay Relay

Standard:

Install an efficient fan delay to capture cool air left in your system after the A/C has turned off.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electric

Rebate

$70

ECM Motor

Standard:

Replace your outdated motor with new technology for significantly improved efficiency and cost savings.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electric

Rebate

$250

Kickers

Electric Water Heater Control Kicker

Standard:

Controls set to: A) Never enter Booster Heat Mode (i.e. “Eco-Mode) or B) Resond to Time-Of-Use Rates (TOU)

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electric

Rebate

$150

Testing for Air Sealing, Duct Sealing and Duct Replacement.

Standard:

Available for Air Sealing, Duct Sealing and Air Sealing measures only to verify leakage.

PG&E Utility Required

Electric and/or gas

Rebate

$150

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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.


Step 2

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  • Minimum of 3 measures, 1 of which is a Core measure
  • Amounts vary by California Energy Commission (CEC) Climate Zone (CZ)
    • $3,500 maximum incentive per home in CZs, 2, 3, 5

Core Measures

Attic Insulation

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Rebate

$300

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Rebate

$300

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Rebate

$300

Seal Ducts to 10% Leakage or Less

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Rebate

$200

Seal Ducts to 5% Leakage or Less

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Rebate

$300

Replacement Ducts and Duct Insulation

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Rebate

$500

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

Standard:

Up to 2 returns (total) per home

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Rebate

$100

Heat Pump Space Conditioning

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas (if fuel substitution)

Rebate

$500

Cooling

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

Electric

Rebate

$300

Heat Pump Water Heater

Standard:

Up to 2 water heaters (total) per home.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas (if fuel substitution)

Rebate

$500

Pool Pump

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

Electric

Rebate

$500

Better Measures

Gas Furnace

Standard:

Sealed Gas Furnace. Up to 2 HVAC systems (total) per home, must have existing furnace.

PG&E Utility Required

Gas

Rebate

$500

Smart Thermostat

Standard:

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

Rebate

$125

Deep Burried Duct Insulation

Standard:

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

HVAC: Electricity and/or Gas

Rebate

$100

Air Sealing

Standard:

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

Rebate

$200

$300

Gas Storage Hot Water Heater

Standard:

Up to 2 water heaters (total) per home.

PG&E Utility Required

Gas

Rebate

$300

Best Measures

Sensi Predict

Standard:

HVAC Predictive Maintenance System

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electric

Rebate

$50

Energy Star Electric Clothes Dryer

Standard:

3.94 or greater CEF

PG&E Utility Required

Electric AND gas (fuel subsitition)

Rebate

$100

Induction Range or Cooktop

Standard:

At least 4 burners, must be installed during project period.

PG&E Utility Required

Electric AND gas (fuel subsitition)

Rebate

$200

Maintenance Measures

AC System Diagnostic

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electric

Rebate

$40

AC Refrigerant Charge

Standard:

The system diagnostic must demonstrate refrigerant charge cycle test-in failing and test-out passing.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electric

Rebate

$50

Fan Delay Relay

Standard:

Install an efficient fan delay to capture cool air left in your system after the A/C has turned off.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electric

Rebate

$70

ECM Motor

Standard:

Replace your outdated motor with new technology for significantly improved efficiency and cost savings.

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electric

Rebate

$250

Kickers

Electric Water Heater Control Kicker

Standard:

Controls set to: A) Never enter Booster Heat Mode (i.e. “Eco-Mode) or B) Resond to Time-Of-Use Rates (TOU)

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electric

Rebate

$150

Testing for Air Sealing, Duct Sealing and Duct Replacement.

Standard:

Available for Air Sealing, Duct Sealing and Duct Sealing measures only for leakage verification.

PG&E Utility Required

Electric and/or gas

Rebate

$150

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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.

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.

Sensi Predict:

Installs 10 custom sensors on HVAC equipment for 24/7/365 monitoring. You’ll always know how your system is performing and when to call for maintenance. $25 fee per year for monitoring.

Induction Cooktop:

Replaces a gas range, eliminating a combustion source within the home and reducing carbon. Induction top needs needs induction-compatible cookware – Induction cookware must be made of a magnetic-based material, such as cast iron or magnetic stainless steel. Induction cooks faster and the cook top stays cool.

ENERGY STAR Electric Clothes Dryer:

Replaces a gas dryer, eliminating a combustion source within the home and reducing carbon. ENERGY STAR dryers have moisture sensors to end the drying cycle when clothes are dry.