Residential Building Programs and Rebates

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Residential Energy Rebates - HVAC heat pumps

HVAC Heat Pumps

Heat Pump HVAC systems provide both heating and cooling while reducing energy use and improving the comfort of your home. 

Program Requirements:

  • Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) certified
  • Efficiency rating of 17 SEER (16.2 SEER2) or higher and 10 HSPF (8.5 HSPF2) of higher

Rebate application: English / Español

  • Rebate amount: $1,500 per unit ($2,000 per unit if existing natural gas heater is removed) 
  • Estimated project cost: $5,000 - $40,000
  • Federal tax incentive: Up to $2,600 (appliance and panel upgrade)
  • TECH Clean CA incentive (must use participating contractor): $1,000 per system with limit 2 for single family, varies for multi-family 

Learn more about heat pumps at www.energy.gov.

Residential Energy Rebates - Weatherization

Weatherization

Weatherizing your home is an important step to reduce heat flow, saving on heating and cooling costs while improving comfort.

Program Requirements:

  • Attic Insulation: Final insulation R-Value of R-38 or greater
  • Wall Insulation: Final insulation R-Value of R-13 or greater
  • Windows: Double-pane replacement windows with U-Value 0.32 or less and Solar Heat Gain Coefficient (SHGC) 0.25 of less
  • Only for existing buildings

Rebate application: English / Español 

  • Rebate amount: $0.35-1.50 per square foot
  • Federal tax incentive: Up to $1,200 (windows and insulation)
  • BayREN rebate (for PG&E gas customers): $0.70-0.75 per square foot for insulation, $150 for air sealing, and $500 for duct replacement (must use a BayREN Participating Contractor)
  • California Department of Community Services and Development weatherization services for low-income residents
Residential Energy Rebates -  Smart Thermostat

Smart Thermostat

Save money on heating and cooling by installing a smart thermostat that can be programmed any time from your smart phone.

Program Requirements:

  • ENERGY STAR® certified and web‐enabled
  • Only for existing buildings with standard programmable or manual thermostat

Rebate application: English / Español

  • Rebate amount: $50

Be sure to properly dispose of your old thermostat. Find more information and locations for disposal here.

Residential Energy Rebates - Laundry

Laundry

The average American family washes about 300 loads of laundry each year. Save on energy and water costs with high efficiency laundry appliances.

Program Requirements:

  • Washer: Front loading only, ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient or CEE Tier 2 or above
  • Dryer: Electric only, ENERGY STAR® certified

Rebate application: English / Español

  • Rebate amount: $75-175
Residential Energy Rebates -  Heat pump water heater

Heat Pump Water Heater

Heat pump water heaters can be 2 to 3 times more efficient than conventional water heaters.

Program Requirements:

  • ENERGY STAR® certified
  • 3.30 Unified Energy Factor or higher

Rebate application: English / Español

  • Rebate amount: $1,500 per unit ($2,000 per unit if existing natural gas heater is removed)
  • Estimated project cost: $3,000 - $9,000
  • Federal tax incentive: Up to $2,600 (appliance and panel upgrade)
  • CLEAN Tech CA incentive (must use participating contractor): $3,100+ for single family, varies for multi-family 

Learn more about heat pumps at www.energy.gov and www.energystar.gov.

Residential Energy Rebates - Electric cooktop stove

Electric Cooktop/Stove

Using an electric cooktop or stove instead of natural gas can reduce greenhouse gas emissions and create a safer home.

Program Requirements:

  • Electric resistance or induction cooktop/stoves are eligible
  • Homes with an existing electric cooktop/stove are not eligible

Rebate application: English / Español

  • Rebate amount: $500
  • Estimated project cost: $1,000 - $8,000

Want to try out induction cooking before updating your kitchen? Contact us to borrow a single burner induction cooktop and cookware for FREE.

Residential Energy Rebates - pool pump

Pool Pump Rebate

Variable speed pool pumps can run at different speeds and be programmed to match your pool's needs with appropriate speed.

Program Requirements:

  • Only for existing in-ground pools with existing single speed motor

Rebate application: English / Español

  • Rebate amount: $125

Other Residential Building Programs and Financing

Start with the Do-It-Yourself Energy and Water Saving Toolkit available at the Library for FREE to take the next step towards water and energy conservation.

Financing

  • GoGreen Financing: Administered by the State of California, GoGreen Financing puts energy efficiency upgrades within reach, with attractive rates and terms and no property liens. Upgrade your home or small business with an efficient heating and cooling system, insulation, new windows, cool roof and more. Looking to decarbonize your home? Residents can finance heat pumps and induction ranges through GoGreen Home. (En español)
  • Energy Independence Program: The Sonoma County Energy Independence Program offers financing to property owners for energy efficiency, water efficiency and renewable energy improvements through a voluntary assessment. These assessments will be attached to the property, not the owner and will be paid back through the property tax system over time, making the program not only energy efficient but also affordable.
  • California Department of Community Services & Development: Low-income customers may qualify for additional State programs that support energy efficiency and weatherization.

Resources

Solar

  • Use the sun to generate your own electricity. Electricity generated by your solar PV system directly reduces the amount of energy you need to purchase from your utility. Expedited permitting is available. Lear more about solar installations here.
  • Federal tax credits up to 30% are available to help with the installation costs of your PV system and/or battery storage system.
  • Self-Generation Incentive Program offers rebates for battery storage. Must be a PG&E customer - If PG&E gas-only customer and Healdsburg Electric customer, must indicate 'solar operational' mode in application documents.

PLEASE NOTE: We recommend you consult with a tax professional for any tax questions or questions regarding your eligibility for tax incentives.

For any questions on energy rebates, please email us at conservation@healdsburg.gov or call 707-431-3122.