Energy Upgrade California is a statewide energy management initiative designed to help residents and small businesses learn the best ways to take action on energy to save money and be more comfortable at home and at work. This new initiative will help our communities meet our energy efficiency and clean energy goals.
An interim website has been developed to help residents save energy. An expanded website will be launched soon that will bring energy improvement tools and insights for both residential and small business customers. In the meantime, explore the current site for the latest information on energy saving rebates and upgrades to your home.
There are a wide variety of incentives and rebates to choose from to help you replace appliances, pool pumps, HVAC systems, hot water heaters, install windows, insulation and more. These incentives and rebates can help you offset the cost of energy efficient products that can help you upgrade your home, save energy and make your home more comfortable.
You can make several home improvements at once to substantially lower your energy use, conserve water and natural resources, and make your home more comfortable.
Hundreds of contractors have been specially trained in building science to help you decide the right upgrades to lower your energy use, make your home more comfortable and maximize your rebate. Home Upgrade can save you up to $4,500 on energy upgrades to your home.
There are a range of financing options available to help reduce and pay for energy upgrades to your home. These options vary across the state, so it is best to visit your utility’s website and see what is being offered in your area.
In addition to all the tools and tips available at Energy Upgrade California, there are even more ways you can increase your home’s efficiency and get more out of your energy. Below are some statewide initiatives to help you save money.
Flex Alert – This campaign is an educational and emergency alert program that informs consumers about how and when to conserve electricity. The alert is an urgent call to Californians to immediately conserve electricity and to shift demand to off-peak hours (after 6 p.m.).
Go Solar California – The website provides California consumers a “one-stop shop” for information on solar programs, rebates, tax credits, and information on installing and interconnecting solar electric and solar thermal systems. The site has information on program rules, including eligible equipment and standards, as well as how to find a contractor.
Save Our Water – Save Our Water is a statewide program aimed at helping Californians reduce their everyday water use. The website offers ideas on saving water indoors and out. You’ll find ideas for creating a beautiful, water-efficient garden, tools for calculating your water use and fun ways for kids to save water
Solar Water Heating – Solar water heating technology can help reduce your carbon footprint, conserve energy, and increase the resale value of your home. Get informed about the rebate offerings from the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Thermal program that can make installing a solar water heater more affordable.
Your Local Utilities – Check city and county local utilities and governments for programs and tools to help you learn more about your energy use and save.