Energy Upgrade California Home Upgrade is a statewide program that offers rebates to homeowners who take a whole-home approach to energy efficiency instead of focusing on individual improvements. Heating, air conditioning and water heating all work together to help you live comfortably while lowering your utility bills.
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|Duct Sealing||Seal to ≤10% for existing systems||25|
|Duct Replacement||Seal to ≤6% for replacement ducts||65|
|Whole Building Air Sealing||≥15% leakage reduction from vintage table defaults||25|
|Whole Building Air Sealing||≥30% leakage reduction from vintage table defaults||45|
|Attic Insulation & Air Sealing||Insulation ≥R-30 (≥R-38 in climate zones 1 & 11-16)||55|
|Attic Insulation & Air Sealing||Insulation ≥R-44||65|
|Base Measure Kickers||2nd Base Measure||Total of two base measures||15|
|3rd Base Measure||Total of three base measures||20|
|Flex Measures||Wall Insulation||Insulate ≥R-13||50|
|Floor Insulation||Insulate ≥R-19||70|
|Duct Insulation||Insulate ≥R-8||40|
|Air Conditioner||≥15 SEER||75|
|Gas Storage Water Heater||EF ≥0.67||35|
|Gas On-Demand Water Heater||EF ≥0.82||90|
|Electric Storage Water Heater||EF ≥0.93||40|
|High Efficiency Window||SHGC 0.22 or less - U-Factor 0.28 or less||70|
|Wall Heater||≥70 AFUE||40|
Participating contractors have been trained in the whole-house approach to energy efficiency and many are BPI certified, which ensures a certain level of knowledge about ways to make a home more energy efficient. Only participating contractors can submit the paperwork necessary to reserve your program rebate.
Both can perform a full assessment of your home and submit the required paperwork to the program on your behalf. Only a participating contractor, however, can do the actual installation work. If you choose to use a rater to perform testing and job documentation for you, you can choose from among participating contractors to perform the actual installation work.
The cost of Home Upgrade varies depending on the selected measures, location and participating contractor. Financing is available for Home Upgrade.
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The amount of work varies depending on the measures you select. For safety purposes, contractors will perform certain tests before and after performing the work. To see an example of a Home Upgrade, watch the Esquers receive a Home Upgrade on Energy House Calls.
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Appliance combustion safety testing is a test that your participating contractor will perform prior to beginning your Home Upgrade and then later when the work is complete. The purpose is to keep your family safe from exposure to dangerous gasses. It includes testing for gas leads in your gas lines and CO2 leaks from gas appliances. If leaks are found, repairs will need to be made before the Home Upgrade work begins.
Contractors interested in participating in Home Upgrade can take part in a free orientation workshop.
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