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Energy Upgrade CA

Postby amor » Sat May 07, 2011 3:02 pm

Is the furnace included in Energy Upgrade CA rebate or it is only for insulation?
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Re: Energy Upgrade CA

Postby Bill » Sat May 14, 2011 10:10 am

The insulation, furnace and air conditioner are qualified for the rebate for advance upgrade package.
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Re: Energy Upgrade CA

Postby smko » Fri May 20, 2011 12:16 pm

The Energy Upgrade California program offers 2 packages:

1. The Basic Upgrade Package includes seven required measures that together can reduce your energy consumption by an average of 10%. The fixed incentive is $1,000. The measures includes: air sealing, attic insulation, duct sealing, hot water pipe insulation, thermostatic shower control, combustion safety testing, and smoke detector/CO detector.

2. The Advanced Upgrade Package is a customized solution for your home based on an Energy Assessment. Incentives range from $1,250 - $4,000. They include: High efficiency furnace, energy efficient cooling, energy efficient hot water heater, energy efficient window, wall insulation, variable speed pool pump, and cool roof.
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Re: Energy Upgrade CA

Postby amor » Sat May 28, 2011 3:18 pm

Are PV systems (solar panels) included in the Energy Upgrade CA rebate? I could not find that they are included. After all, they generate electricity. It makes sense to include them in the rebate program.
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Re: Energy Upgrade CA

Postby veum » Mon Jun 06, 2011 3:29 pm

You can get 30% federal tax credit for the solar system. It makes sense to do the other energy upgrades and get the rebates. Check with your local utility company for the rebate programs. Also check with your city or county if they have additional rebate program.
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Re: Energy Upgrade CA

Postby Pete » Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:21 am

I know of San Francisco offers $7000 and Contra Costa County offers $5000 in addition to the Energy Upgrade Ca rebate.
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Re: Energy Upgrade CA

Postby chirp » Wed Jun 22, 2011 1:08 am

Alameda offers $1000 for Green Point Rated
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Re: Energy Upgrade CA

Postby June » Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:33 pm

I thought California has a huge deficit. Where do they get the money for Energy Upgrade California program?
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Re: Energy Upgrade CA

Postby boblee » Thu Jul 21, 2011 1:07 pm

There are multiple sources for the funding. Some general breakdown can be found from this link:
http://www.energy.ca.gov/releases/2011_ ... ornia.html
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Re: Energy Upgrade CA

Postby fischer » Tue Aug 02, 2011 12:38 am

With all those rebates, that means we need to spend a lot of upfront money before we can qualify. With the slow economy most of people can not afford it.
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