Energy Upgrade California™ Home Upgrade
Energy Upgrade California Home Upgrade Rebate Program
Energy Upgrade California™ Home Upgrade is a state-wide energy efficiency rebate program for homeowners that are looking to make energy efficiency improvements to their homes. Eligible measures include improving insulation, upgrading the furnace and duct system, upgrading the hot water heater, installing efficient windows, and more.
Right now, Marin homeowners are eligible for up to $6,800 in rebates for making their homes more comfortable and energy efficient.
There are two different paths for the rebate program that have different rules and rebate amounts. To learn more, continue reading or call (866) 878-6008 to speak with a Home Upgrade Advisor. The Home Upgrade Advisors provide free one-to-one assistance for anyone in the Bay Area looking to improve the efficiency in their home. If you are ready to get started, you can browse the list of certified program contractors.
Advanced Home Upgrade
The Advanced Home Upgrade Rebate is for homeowners that are looking to do the most work and receive the biggest rebate for their project. This rebate option reaches up to $6,500 and is based on the percentage of energy efficiency increase to your home resulting from your project. The more energy your project saves, the bigger the rebate.
Advanced Home Upgrade requires an initial whole home energy assessment for which there is a $300 rebate available after your project is completed.
The Home Upgrade rebate is for homeowners that have already done some efficiency work on their home and know exactly what energy efficiency measures they are looking to install. Home Upgrade does not require an initial home assessment but it is limited to homes built before 2001. This rebate option reaches $3,000 and includes an additional $150 rebate for combustion safety testing if deemed necessary.
Home Upgrade Advisors
Looking for a little help? The Home Upgrade Advisors are a free service available to anyone looking to make their home more efficient. They are sponsored by the rebate program and are not connected to any single contractor. They can help you identify the best project options for your home, select your contractor, review bids, and identify all of the rebate and financing programs available in your area. The Home Upgrade Advisors are all Building Performance Institute certified energy professionals and are experts in building science and home energy use. Give them a call today at (866) 878-6008.
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) - Homeowners can secure upfront funding for home efficiency and renewable energy projects which are repaid through an up to 20-year special line item on the property tax bill. This option differs from traditional consumer credit in that the loan is tied to the property, not the homeowner, and the loan terms do not rely on FICO or other credit scores.
Check with your local bank - There are a number of financing options available to help fund energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. Some examples include: Conventional Mortgage Cash Out Refinance, FHA 203K Renovation Loan, Energy Efficiency Mortgage, and a traditional line of credit. Contact your local bank or mortgage lender to learn about what options are available to you. You can also call a Home Upgrade Advisor to review financing options by calling (866) 878-6008.
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Are You a Contractor or Realtor?
As a trusted Marin County Contractor or Realtor, you know what is valuable to your clients. Homeowners come to you for advice on making smart home decisions. Energy Upgrade California™ Home Upgrade is a great resource for homeowners that need to make improvements to their homes before selling a home or moving in to a newly purchased home. Most homes in Marin County are over 20 years old and have aging HVAC systems and lack proper insulation. An energy efficient remodel can drastically improve home comfort, reduce utility bills, and increase home value, and the Home Upgrade rebate program can help cover the cost of that remodel.
Visit the links below for further information on how you can offer energy efficiency solutions to your clients.
Energy Upgrade California™ Home Upgrade provides assistance and incentives for home improvement projects that can reduce energy use and make homes more comfortable. This statewide program is managed locally by utilities and regional energy networks and directed by the California Public Utilities Commission in collaboration with the California Energy Commission. Funding comes from utility customers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Incentives are offered on a first-come, first-served basis and are effective until funding is expended or the program is discontinued. Programs may be modified or terminated without prior notice. ©2016 Energy Upgrade California. Trademarks are property of their respective owners. All rights reserved.