Home Energy Assessments
A home energy assessment, also known as a home energy
audit, is the first step to assess how much energy your home consumes
and to evaluate what measures you can take to make your home more energy
efficient. An assessment will show you problems that may, when
corrected, save you significant amounts of money over time.
During the assessment, you can pinpoint where your house is
losing energy. Energy assessments also determine the efficiency of your
home's heating and cooling systems. An assessment may also show you ways
to conserve hot water and electricity. You can perform a simple energy
assessment yourself, or have a professional energy auditor to carry out a
more thorough assessment.
Energy Upgrade California
When it comes to energy, your house is a system—insulation,
air ducts, windows, furnace and air-conditioning—that work together. An
energy upgrade makes sure that each piece functions well so your whole
house is more efficient.
An energy upgrade can help you…
- Save energy and lower your bills
- Make your home more comfortable in all seasons
- Improve the air quality inside your home
- Conserve resources and reduce greenhouse gases
Why upgrade NOW?
- Limited time rebates and incentives could save you thousands of dollars on your upgrade project.
For a limited time, you can receive generous rebates and incentives to help pay for your upgrade.
Your rebate amount will depend on where you live and your specific project but may include:
- Up to $4,000 utility incentives
- Up to $500 federal tax credits
- Local city and county Rebates (Various)
- Association of Bay Area Governments $1000.00(basic package) - $2000.00 (advanced package)*
- County of Santa Clara up to 80% of assessment fee up to $800.00 for both test in and test out*
Basic Upgrade Package*
The Basic Upgrade Package focuses on the building
shell—including installing and upgrading insulation and patching duct
work. This package qualifies for incentives of up to $1,000.
Advanced Upgrade Package*
The Advanced Upgrade Package is a comprehensive plan focused on
the Basic Upgrade Package components, plus installing new systems
(heating, cooling, and water heaters), replacing ductwork, upgrading
single-pane windows, and more. This package qualifies for incentives of
up to $4,000.
Again, for more information about the statewide Energy Upgrade California program, visit www.EnergyUpgradeCA.org.