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

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)

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Residential Energy Rebates - 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

Rebate amount: $0.35-1.50 per square foot

Federal tax incentive: Up to $1,200 (windows and insulation)

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 

Rebate amount: $50

Residential Energy Rebates - 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

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

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)

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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

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

Rebate amount: $125

Other Residential Building Programs and Financing

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  • 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.


  • Federal tax credits are available for multiple energy efficiency home improvements and audits. 
  • TECH Clean California provides incentives for heat pump HVAC systems ($1,000-2,000) and water heaters (expected to launch later in 2023), and an approved contractor network.
    • Switch is On provides electrification information, resources, and an incentive search.
  • Enervee's IDEAL Marketplace helps consumers compare products and specifications on energy use and energy costs.
  • Smarter House provides details on energy efficient products and projects.


  • 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.

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 or call 707-431-3122.