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Incentives of up to $4,500 are available to LA County homeowners who complete qualifying energy-saving home upgrade projects with a participating contractor from Energy Upgrade California. With a variety of participation options, you can correct your home’s energy inefficiencies, reduce your monthly utility bills, and increase the comfort of your home at the same time.
Which Projects Are Eligible?
Each home’s needs are unique, so a variety of upgrades are available. Select what’s best for you and your home.
Basic Upgrade Package
The following measures must be performed for all Basic upgrade projects. Homes that have already completed one of the basic package measures before the retrofit do not qualify for the Basic Package rebate of up to $1,000:
Advanced Upgrade Package
Get up to $4,500 in incentives when you achieve a verified reduction in your home’s energy consumption through a professional home energy assessment. The more energy you save, the higher your rebate.
Summary of Energy Savings and Incentives
Basic Package = $1,000 from SCE/SoCalGas
10% savings = $1,000 from SCE/SoCalGas
15% savings = $1,500 from SCE/SoCalGas
20% savings = $2,000 from SCE/SoCalGas
25% savings = $2,500 from SCE/SoCalGas
30% savings = $3,000 from SCE/SoCalGas
35% savings = $3,500 from SCE/SoCalGas
45% savings = $4,500 from SCE/SoCalGas
In addition to installing any Basic upgrade measures that are not already present in the pre-retrofit home, your participating contractor can help you decide what additional Advanced Package improvements can be made on your home, such as radiant barriers, heating and cooling systems, and new windows, and more.
In addition to the core elements in the Basic and Advanced Packages, you could also add green building and landscape options, such as eco-friendly building materials, solar panels and water-efficient landscaping. Once you have decided to make your home energy efficient with a Basic or Advanced Package, you can consider adding Enhanced Options to your Energy Upgrade California project to further conserve natural resources and reduce greenhouse gases. While these options are not eligible for Energy Upgrade California incentives, there may be additional rebates and incentives available! Ask your Participating Contractor. These environmentally responsible options will put you well on your way to a Green Rated Home.
For more information about the program visit http://www.energyupgradeca.org/lacounty. The list of qualified contractors is growing rapidly, so contact several to find the one who's right for you. To discuss the program with an eligible contractor go to the Find a contractor section of the website.
Monthly bill reduction assumes average usage and conditions. Actual savings may vary.
Energy savings will be based on a comparison of the home's existing energy efficiency and the energy efficiency following completion of the Energy Upgrade California Advanced Package project.
The Energy Upgrade California program is offered on a first-come, first-served basis until funding is expended or the program is terminated, whichever occurs first. Program participation will be available to Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas customers along with LADWP and So Cal Gas customers. If you live within Azusa, Burbank, Long Beach, Pasadena, Glendale, or Vernon territory, rebate amount may differ. Pre and post inspections may be required to qualify for the incentives. Participation is limited to one incentive payment per household. Incentive checks will be mailed four to six weeks after program completion.
This SCE and SoCalGas program is funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by SCE and SoCalGas under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.
Energy Upgrade California Financing Options
For the latest information available regarding financing, click here to go to the Energy Upgrade CA website.