A Home Upgrade takes a whole-house approach by combining multiple improvements to increase your home's overall energy efficiency, saving you energy and money — with cash incentives up to $3,000, plus $150 Combustion Safety Test Rebate.
A Home Upgrade is for homeowners who:
- Want a quick, cost-effective way to improve their home's energy efficiency.
- Have heating and/or cooling systems that need to be replaced.
- Don’t have many of the available measures already installed.
More Measures Mean More Rebates
Work with a specially-trained Participating Contractor or a Home Upgrade Advisor to review possible energy efficiency improvements that meet your energy and comfort needs. You must choose a minimum of three measures (base or flex, see lists below) to qualify. All base and flex measures are worth a certain number of pre-determined points that count toward your Home Upgrade rebate. The more points you earn by combining upgrades, the more you’ll receive in rebates. Each point is worth $10, for a maximum of $3,000 measures rebate per project. An additional $150 rebate is available to offset pre-installation combustion safety testing costs of completed projects.
Get up and Go for Rebates
Below are the lists of measures — You must choose a minimum of three measures (base or flex, see lists below) to qualify.
- Duct sealing
- Duct replacement
- Whole building air sealing
- Attic insulation and air sealing
- Wall insulation
- Floor insulation
- Duct insulation
- Air conditioner
- Gas storage water heater
- Gas on-demand water heater
- Electric storage water heater
- Energy efficient windows
Go Green. Get Green.
Enhance your Home Upgrade with green building improvements, solar, and other projects that conserve resources and help the environment. You might be eligible for additional utility, city, and county incentives. Ask a Home Upgrade Advisor about Home Upgrade options.
Every home is different, so the cost of a Home Upgrade will vary. But an average $2,300 rebate covers approximately 15% of project costs.
To be eligible for Home Upgrade rebates, you must:
- Be a resident of one of the nine BayREN counties.
- Be a Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) customer. Home Upgrade rebates are funded by the PG&E Public Goods Charge and are available to PG&E customers only. Visit your county or city website for information about other energy efficiency programs and rebates you might be eligible for.
- Own a Single Family detached home. (Other programs and incentives are available for multifamily homeowners.)
- Have the upgrades installed by a Participating Contractor.
- Choose measures that save heating or cooling energy on equipment served by PG&E utilities.