Rebates for Clean and Efficient Homes

Rebates are currently available for homeowners, as well as financing for renters and homeowners and trainings for contractors. When combined, these programs can provide robust financial support, encouraging the widespread adoption of clean and efficient home technologies.

Available rebates cover:

  • Heat pumps for space conditioning 
  • Heat pumps for water heating 
  • Duct and home insulation

Addressing duct leakage and insulation can be critical to improving your home’s energy efficiency. Explore rebates and find out what you can do to improve your home’s energy efficiency.

Planning on updating your hot water heater and looking for the most efficient technology? Think about installing a heat pump hot water heater. Information on rebates is available here.

Need to update an old or inefficient heating and cooling system? Keep reading to find out how you can save money and reap the benefits of a heat pump.

Do you have solar panels on your home?

If so, you might save serious cash on your energy bill by relying on heat pumps instead of traditional systems. Take advantage of the available payback programs and save money on technology that uses your solar energy.

Heat Pumps: A great way to meet your heating and cooling needs

HOW HEAT PUMPS WORK

How do they work?

Heat pumps are energy-efficient alternatives to traditional furnace and air conditioner systems. Rather than burning fuel to create heat, the pump moves heat from one place to another. In summer, the pump absorbs heat from inside your home and expels it outdoors. In winter, the process reverses: the pump collects heat from the outside air and delivers it indoors to heat your home. By pulling heat out of the air, a heat pump keeps your cool spaces cooler and your warm spaces warmer with incredible efficiency in every season.

Why haven’t I heard of a heat pump before?

You have—but it might have been called something different. The most popular pump, an air source heat pump, is just a reverse air conditioner. The technology is the same and has been around just as long. Just like your air conditioner, a heat pump uses heat transfer to pull heat out of the air. It’s a reversing valve and reversing pump, which allows a heat pump to both cool and heat your home. Types of heat pumps include:

  • Air source heat pumps 
  • Water source heat pumps
  • Ground source heat pumps – Geothermal

What are the advantages?

You have options when including a heat pump in your heating and cooling system. A heat pump can work with your gas-powered furnace to amp up your home’s efficiency as a dual fuel heat pump—or you can opt for a fully electric system. For either option, the pump does most of the work for both heating and cooling your home. If you keep your furnace, it will only kick in during periods of high demand—so its use is limited, and energy costs are reduced. Both fully electric and dual fuel heat pumps not only help you save money, but also lead to the complete or near elimination of greenhouse gas emissions.

Why might I want one?

Heat pumps can reduce your energy use for heat by as much as 50%, compared to furnaces and baseboard electric. They can also dehumidify your spaces more effectively than air conditioners, which means lowering your hot weather energy costs, too. With a heat pump, you reduce your energy bills, keep your inside air cleaner, and reduce your carbon footprint.

How do I know what to buy?

There are different types of heat pumps—some for ducted spaces, others for ductless ones. There are also options in size and efficiency. Plan to purchase a heat pump with the highest performance ratings you can afford, because it will use less energy to run, and qualify you for greater rebates. Look for a high Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) and a high Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF). Your contractor can help recommend what’s best for your circumstances.

Available Rebates: Heat Pump Space Conditioning
Cooling Efficiency Factor (SEER) Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) Comfortable Homes Rebate
15 9 $750.00
16 9 $850.00
18 9.7 $850.00

Can I use any contractor?

To receive paybacks, you need to work with a licensed contractor who is participating in the rebate programs. Locate a contractor near you with one of these locator website tools:

Or talk to your contractor to find out if they are participating in the rebate programs. 

What should I do next?

  • Start a conversation with a licensed contractor to receive a project quote, along with technology recommendations and assistance with project planning.
  • Consider making improvements to your home and duct insulation with any heating and cooling upgrade.
  • Visit Comfortable Homes or TECH Clean California to learn more.
  • Stay tuned for educational opportunities from Valley Clean Energy and our project partners

Are you interested in participating in the rebate programs as a contractor?

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