Air Sealing

If you leave a cooler open in the summer, the ice is going to melt. California homes have so many leaks that the average is the same as having a 3-foot-by-3-foot window open all year. Do Air Sealing BEFORE Insulation and get far better results for your investment, like long-lasting dust and pest control.

PG&E Fuels required: gas or electric
# Per Household: 1

Rebate for <1799 sqft
Total rebate: $300

Rebate for >1800 sqft
Total rebate: $500

Attic Insulation

Insulation in your building enclosure works the same way it does in your refrigerator! The “box” is insulated on all sides to maintain the temperature inside the box. Insulation keeps heat out in the Summer and heat inside in the Winter. It is one of the lowest cost, highest performing improvements you can make to your home. Insulation works far better if Air Sealing is installed first.

PG&E Fuels required: gas or electric
# Per Household: 1
Standard: “Effective” R‐44 or better 

Rebate for <1799 sqft
Total rebate: $400 

Rebate for >1800 sqft
Total rebate: $600

Duct Sealing / Duct Replacement

For ducted systems, it is important to have tightly sealed ducts to minimize waste. Leaking ducts can result in higher utility bills and allow contaminants like mold, dust, and pollen into your ducts, and ultimately your home. Sometimes older systems are just not serviceable anymore and ducts need full replacement. Many times, the system was just flat wrong when it was new! If you want even temperatures and a comfortable home, new and better designed duct work systems are crucial to the success of your improvement project.

PG&E Fuels required: gas or electric
# Per Household: up to 2 systems 

Duct Sealing Rebate with 10% Leakage 
Total rebate: $200 

Duct Sealing Rebate with 5% Leakage
Total rebate: $300

Duct Replacement Rebate with 5% Leakage
Total rebate: $500

Heat Pump Space Conditioning

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 that conditioned air into your home. The comfort of your home depends on your HVAC. 

PG&E Fuels required: electric and gas
# Per Household: 2

15 SEER AC/9.0 HSPF Heating
Total Rebate: $750

16 SEER AC/9.0 HSPF Heating
Total rebate: $850

18 SEER AC/9.7 HSPF Heating
Total rebate: $850

Heat Pump Water Heating

Heat Pump Water Heaters are FOUR TIMES more efficient that the best gas burning units and COST LESS TO RUN. These units use the exact same technology as your refrigerator and are just as reliable. If you have solar now, or will later, a Heat Pump Water Heater is the only logical choice.

PG&E Fuels required: see below
# Per Household: 2
Standard: 3.24 EF / 3.09 UEF or better

PG&E Gas switching to PG&E Electric Heat Pump Water Heater
Total rebate: $750

PG&E Electric to PG&E Electric Heat Pump Water Heater
Total rebate: $750

Smart Thermostat

Smart thermostats are great for telling your equipment when and how you want it to operate. Make sure to take a few minutes to set it up properly with your phone. Smart thermostats can help prevent black-outs and brown-outs when lots of homes enroll in a “Demand Response” program like PG&E’s SmartAC, which reduces demand when the grid is stressed. Check out our programming guide for smart thermostats.

PG&E Fuels required: electric or gas
# Per Household: up to 2 thermostats

Smart Thermostat Rebate  
Total rebate: $50

Whole House Fan

Whole House Fans work great when the air outside is cooler than the air in the house. They can cool your home using a lot less energy than an air conditioner uses. Talk to your contractor to see if a Whole House Fan can help in your home and how to use it.

PG&E Fuels required: electric
# Per Household: up to 2 fans

Whole House FanRebate    
Total rebate: $100 


  • Select a participating contractor or ask your contractor to enroll in the program.
  • Develop a project plan and budget, secure required permits, complete the work.
  • Your contractor then completes the program application and submits it for processing.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Have Electricity or Natural Gas Distributed by PG&E to the Service Address.
  • Rebates are only available for measures with fuels provided by PG&E, check the fuels table to see which rebates you qualify for.
  • 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 gotten a smart thermostat rebate from PG&E in the previous 12 months
  • Have not participated in any PG&E rebate or rate-payer funded energy saving programs in the past 12 months such as ESA (Energy Savings Assistance)
  • Live in counties outside of the Bay Area. Bay Area customers should consult the BayREN Home Plus program for similar rebates.