Freebies for Home Upgrades that Limit Climate Change

SANTA CLARA COUNTY (EXCEPT PALO ALTO)

U.S. Department of Energy Home Energy Score

  • $200 rebate towards a Home Energy Score assessment that will tell you how much you could save from energy upgrades

 

BayREN Home+  

  • $500 - $1000 in rebates for eligible heating and cooling equipment

  • $400 - $1500 in rebates for eligible water heater upgrades

  • $0.75/sq.ft. - $2.00/sq.ft., up to $1000, for eligible insulation upgrades

  • $300 for eligible air sealing

 

Pacific Gas & Electric

  • $50 rebate for a smart thermostat that replaces a manually operated thermostat

  • $50 rebate for a smart thermostat that replaces a programmable thermostat

  • $300 rebate for a high-efficiency electric heat pump storage water heater 

 

OhmConnect

  • Earn cash or be eligible to win prizes if you reduce your electricity use during “OhmHours,” which are times of peak energy demand when dirtier power plants come online

Rising Sun Center for Opportunity Green House Call

  • FREE house call from energy specialists to assess energy and water saving opportunities

  • FREE energy- and water-saving devices, such as power strips and LED light bulbs (also free installation!)

  • In Santa Clara county, this service is available to all single-family dwellings and to duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes, but not apartments

  • This service is available in July and August only

Dr. Power

  • FREE app, available for iPhone, Android, and online, that takes you through the appliances and devices in your home to help you identify ways to cut electric costs with as few lifestyle changes as possible

  • Online coaching is also available

HomeIntel

  • FREE energy efficiency program that links to your PG&E account

  • Program includes online energy analysis based on smart meter data, custom recommendations based on your home's energy profile, an energy coach for email, phone and in-home consultations, and reports that are updated monthly to track progress

Energy Savings Assistance Program

  • FREE house call from energy specialists to assess energy saving opportunities

  • FREE energy-saving upgrades, including the possibility to replace bigger ticket items such as major appliances and doing upgrades such as insulation

  • Income of participants must be below specific limits

Sacred Heart Community Energy Service

  • FREE home weatherization assistance

  • Income of participants must be below specific limits

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