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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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SDG&E - Residential Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/11/2014
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Furnaces , Building Insulation, Pool Pumps, Room Air Conditioners
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:CEE Refrigerator: $50
Clothes Washer: $50
Room Air Conditioner: $50
Wall Insulation: $0.15/sq.ft.
Electric Water Heater: $100
Natural Gas Water Heater: $100
Heat Pump Water Heater: $250
Variable Speed Pool Pumps and Motors: $200
Equipment Requirements:Natural Gas Storage Water Heater: 0.62 EF or greater
Electric Storage Water Heaters: 0.91 EF or greater Energy Star Qualified Furnace: 90% AFUE
Heat Pump Water Heater: EF of 2.0 or greater
Insulation: R-13 or greater
Funding Source:System Benefits Charge
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Residential customers of San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) are eligible for point-of-sale or mail-in rebates on energy-efficient clothes washers, refrigerators, home insulation, room air conditioners, water heaters, furnaces, and pool motors and controllers. Participating retailers provide instant rebates on eligible products; a list of retailers is available on the program web site. 

SDG&E also offers a rebate application for energy-efficient appliances that are not purchased at a participating point-of-sale retailer. The rebate application and a list of eligible appliances are available on the program web site.

  Home Energy Efficiency Rebates
San Diego Gas & Electric
Residential Programs
P.O. Box 129016
San Diego, CA 92112
Phone: (800) 644-6133
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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