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Incentives/Policies for Renewables & Efficiency

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SoCalGas - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/05/2012
Program Overview:
State: California
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Water Heaters, Furnaces , Building Insulation
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Clothes Washer: $35
Dishwasher: $30
Storage Water Heater: $30 or $75 (.62 EF)
Gas Furnace: $200
Attic and Wall Insulation: $0.15/sq. ft.
Tankless Water Heater: $300 or $400
Equipment Requirements:Appliances must be Energy Star qualified
Attic Insulation: existing insulation must be R-11 or less; new insulation must be R-30 (or R-19 if less than 24" of attic clearance)
Wall Insulation: existing walls must be uninsulated; new insulation must be R-13 or greater
Natural Gas Furnace: 92% Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE)
Tankless Water Heater: Must be a replacement and be above .82 Energy Factor(EF)
Natural Gas Storage Water Heaters: 0.62 EF or greater
Funding Source:System Benefits Charge
Start Date:1/1/2010
Expiration Date:12/31/2012
Web Site:

The Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) Home Energy Efficiency Rebate Program offers cash rebates on qualifying energy-efficiency upgrades or improvements made to single family homes, multi-family apartments, or attached residential units (maximum of four). Prescriptive rebates are available for qualifying Energy Star dishwashers, clothes washers and water heaters. These appliance rebates can be redeemed at the point of sale through participating retailers. If the equipment is bought at a non-participating retailer, mail-in rebates are available. Mail-in rebates are also available for central natural gas furnaces, attic and wall insulation, and tankless water heaters. Eligible equipment must meet the specifications listed by SoCalGas. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are depleted. Customers should contact SoCalGas prior to purchasing an eligible improvement to ensure that there is adequate funding.

Residents of Palm Desert may qualify for additional incentives. Visit the web site for more information.

  Program Administrator
Southern California Gas Company
Residential Programs
P.O. Box 129016
San Diego, CA 92112-9016
Phone: (888) 431-2226
Web Site:
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