Here’s some great news for Californians. Local agencies, including California Energy Commission, have developed the Energy Upgrade California program worth $300 million to reduce energy use and utility bills as well as create green jobs in California. Funded by the federal stimulus and utility bill surcharges, homeowners can now receive up to $4,000 in rebates for home improvements in energy-efficiency. From switching to a tankless water heater or upgrading to more energy efficient windows, these rebates will help make improvements more affordable.
Rebates range from $1,000 for basic energy-efficient upgrades to $4,000 for advanced packages. The amount is determined by the utility company and the resulting energy savings.
Energy Upgrade California provides a list of approved contractors and will help you figure out what tax credits and rebates you can utilize. Their streamlined process helps you wade through the information and reduce the confusion.