We are here to help you lower your energy costs as much as possible, while improving the comfort of your home.

Our rebates in the Improvement pathway are focused on building enclosure (shell) and HVAC (heating, ventilation and cooling) improvements.

Keeping a living space comfortable involves both efficient equipment to generate warm/cold air AND a high-performing building 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 PG&E rebate or rate-payer 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.

Step 2

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  • 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-Sized 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

Electricity

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

Electricity

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:

ENERGY STAR 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-Buried 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: Electricity

Rebate

$50

ENERGY STAR Electric Clothes Dryer

Standard:

3.94 or greater CEF

PG&E Utility Required

Electricity AND gas (fuel substitution)

Rebate

$100

Induction Range or Cooktop

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

Electricity AND gas (fuel substitution)

Rebate

$200

Kickers

Electric Water Heater Control Kicker

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity

Rebate

$150

Testing for Air Sealing, Duct Sealing and Duct Replacement Measures.

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

Electricity 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

Find an Improvement contractor. Go >


Download as a PDF

  • 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-Sized 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

Electricity

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

Electricity

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:

ENERGY STAR 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-Buried 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: Electricity

Rebate

$50

ENERGY STAR Electric Clothes Dryer

Standard:

3.94 or greater CEF

PG&E Utility Required

Electricity AND gas (fuel substitution)

Rebate

$100

Induction Range or Cooktop

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

Electricity AND gas (fuel substitution)

Rebate

$200

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Kickers

Electric Water Heater Control Kicker

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

HVAC: Electricity

Rebate

$150

Testing for Air Sealing, Duct Sealing and Duct Replacement Measures.

Standard:

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

PG&E Utility Required

Electricity and/or gas

Rebate

$150

Download as a PDF


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.

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 a far better results for your investment like long lasting dust and pest control.

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 that conditioned air 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. Sometimes older systems are just not serviceable any more 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.

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 just as reliable. If you have solar now, or will later, a Heat Pump Water Heater is the only logical choice.

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 and set it up properly with your phone. Smart thermostats can help you to prevent black-outs and brown-outs by enrolling in a “Demand Response” program like PG&E’s SmartAC, which reduce demand when the grid is stressed. Check out our programming guide for smart thermostats.