A simple solution for energy efficiency
Reduce energy use, increase the comfort of your home with a Home Upgrade - plus get up to $3,000 in incentives.
A Home Upgrade takes a whole-house approach by combining improvements to increase your home’s overall energy efficiency.
By working with a knowledgeable participating contractor, you can take advantage of Home Upgrade incentives by installing 3 or more measures from a flexible menu of options that will earn you points towards incentives and rebates. The more points, the higher the incentives. Your rebates and incentives depend on the total points you earn - $10 per point, up to $3,000 for 300 points. Plus, an additional rebate of $150 is available for the required combustion appliance safety test.
Customers must install at least one base measure and can receive bonus points for installing additional base measures.
Below are some examples of typical options. Actual points can vary based upon your utility provider and your specific home.
- Whole house air sealing
- Attic insulation and air sealing
- Duct sealing
- Duct replacement
- Add a second base measure - bonus points
- Add a third base measure - bonus points
Sealing attic air leaks reduces drafts and keeps warm air from escaping during winter months. Combined with insulation, it is one of the most cost-effective ways to save energy.
Attic insulation keeps your house cool in the summer and warm in the winter. There are many types of insulations available, including low-emission and recycled content. Existing insulation must be R-19 or lower for most locations; SCE customers must have existing insulation of R-11 or lower.
Leaky ducts can lose over 20% of conditioned air through holes and poor connections. Seal your ducts properly to make sure that your warm and cool air gets where it needs to go.
Hot water pipe insulation
Insulating your hot water pipes saves energy and helps conserve water, since you won’t have to run the shower or faucets as long to get the water hot. Existing pipe insulation wrap allowed.
Thermostatic shut-off valve
A thermostatic shut-off valve is a small device that attaches to your existing shower. It shuts off the shower once the cold water turns warm, in order to save hot water until you are ready to enter the shower. At that point, you simply turn the valve on to resume shower flow.
Combustion safety testing
Combustion safety testing ensures that all of your gas appliances are venting correctly—providing you with safety and peace of mind. This also ensures there are no gas or carbon monoxide leaks.
- Duct insulation
- Wall insulations
- Floor insulation
- Efficient gas water heater
- Efficient electric water heater
- On-demand water heater
- Furnace replacement
- Air conditioner replacement
You might consider a Home Upgrade if:
- You want a quick, lower-cost solution.
- Your heating and cooling systems are up to date.
- You haven’t installed any of the required improvements.
Not sure? Ask a contractor! Or call a free Home Upgrade Advisor at (866) 878-6008. Home Upgrade Advisors are ready to help you select an appropriate contractor and help you navigate project installation and financing options.
How much does a Home Upgrade cost?
Every home is different and the cost of your project may vary depending on the options you choose to install.
You can add Enhanced Options to your upgrade, including eco-friendly building solutions or solar panels. These enhanced options may be eligible for utility or city and county incentives. Learn more »
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Get up to:
$3,000 in rebates and incentives*
* Amount varies by city, county and utility provider.