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Making the switch has never been more affordable!

Alameda Municipal Power (AMP),  Bay Area Renewable Energy Network (BayREN)
and the federal government offer incentives that can help your front initial costs. PACE financing is also available to homeowners looking to invest in their home.
If your household qualifies as low-income, your household may qualify for additional assistance - click here to learn more.  

Click to see how you can save

Water Heater

Heating and Cooling Incentives


$300 - Central Air Conditioning - Tax Credit​​ Eligibility:

  • Most air conditioners recognized as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient meet the requirements for this tax credit
  • To verify tax credit eligibility, ask your HVAC contractor to provide the Manufacturer Certification Statement for the equipment you plan to purchase
Conditions:
  • Split Systems must have a
  • Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) greater than or equal to 16
  • Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) greater than or equal to 13
  • Package systems must have
  • Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) greater than or equal to 14 or an
  • Energy Efficiency Ratio EER greater than or equal to 12
To apply:
  • ​Claim the credit by filling out and submitting Form 5695 with your tax returns to the IRS. Find more information and instructions here.
$300 - Air Source Heat Pump -Tax Credit​​ Eligibility:
  • Heat pumps that are ENERGY STAR certified meet the requirements for this tax credit.
  • For Split Systems, the unit must have a:
  • Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) greater than or equal to 8.5
  • Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) greater than or equal to 12.5
  • Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ration (SEER) greater than or equal to 15
  • For Package Systems, the unit must have a
  • Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) greater than or equal to 8
  • Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) greater than or equal to 12
  • Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ration (SEER) greater than or equal to 14
To apply:
  • ​Claim the credit by filling out and submitting Form 5695 with your tax returns to the IRS. Find more information and instructions here.
$150 - Smart Thermostat - BayREN Eligibility:
  • Must meet BayREN qualifications above
Conditions:
  • Must adhere to BayREN’s eligibility and terms and conditions as specified above.
  • Must be listed on the ENERGY STAR qualified product list for Smart Communicating Thermostat
To apply:
  • Talk with a BayREN Home Energy Advisory - a certified energy efficiency professional who will guide you through each phase of your home improvement journey, at no cost to you. To schedule a meeting, visit BayRENresidential.org, email advisor@bayren.org, or call (866) 979-6008.
$ Varies - Home Efficiency Upgrades - AMP Eligibility
  • Must be receiving financial assistance from AMP through its Energy Assistance Program
What is the program?
  • Through EAP Plus, AMP is offering FREE home energy upgrades to customers enrolled in its Energy Assistance Program including refrigerator replacement, efficient LED lighting and occupancy sensors, advanced power strips, home weatherization (door weatherstripping, sweeps and thresholds; outlet cover plates and gaskets)
To participate:
  • Schedule an appointment for a home energy review by an energy specialist, call 888-759-1174.
  • Learn more on AMP's website.
Keep and eye out for these rebates, coming soon: $150 - Smart Thermostat - AMP $3,000 per system ($1,500 per unit) - Heat Pump Space Heater/Air Conditioner - AMP (2022)




Water Heater Incentives


$1,500 - Heat Pump Water Heater - AMP Eligibility:

  • Customers are eligible for a heat pump water heater rebate once every five years.
Conditions:
  • Must meet all conditions specified by AMP above.
  • Gas water heaters are NOT eligible, this rebate only supports consumers switching from electric water heaters (tankless, etc), to a heat pump water heater.
To apply: $300 - Heat Pump Water Heater - Tax Credit Conditions:
  • Must be an ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heater
  • Must have a Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) ≥ 2.2
To apply:
  • Reference Step 3 of AMP’s HPWH savings guide here.




Laundry Incentives


$150 - Electric Clothes Washer - AMP ​Eligibility:

  • The primary source of heating for your home must be electric
  • This rebate is NOT available to Alamedans with (PG&E) gas service
​Conditions:
  • Must meet all conditions specified by AMP above.
To apply: $100 - Electric Clothes Dryer - AMP ​Conditions:
  • Must meet all conditions specified by AMP above.
To apply: Keep an eye out for these rebates, coming in 2022: $600 - Heat Pump Clothes Dryer - AMP




Kitchen Incentives


Currently, there are no incentives available for kitchen appliances. Keep an eye out for these rebates, coming soon: $150 - Portable Induction Burners - AMP $500 - Induction Stoves - AMP




Electric Vehicle & Charger Incentives


$800 - Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charger - AMP Eligibility:

  • The rebate is available only to current AMP residential (D1) customers.
VISIT AMP’S WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ​ABOUT THIS REBATE $ Varies - Used Electric Vehicle - AMP VISIT AMP’S WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ​ABOUT ELECTRIC VEHICLES




Financing Options for Energy Efficiency & Electrification


GoGreen Financing GoGreen offers financing offers for homeowners, renters multifamily building owners, and small businesses looking to invest in energy efficiency and electric appliances. Click here to visit their website and learn more. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) PACE is a means of financing energy efficiency upgrades or renewable energy installations for buildings through an assessment that is added to the tax bill of the property. In Alameda, PACE can finance solar projects, getting new heating or cooling, replacing windows, doors, and roofs, getting new landscaping, and more. In Alameda, there are 3 agencies that offer PACE financing for homeowners. Click the icons to learn more:




Insulation & Weatherization Incentives


$800 - Duct Replacement - BayREN Conditions:

  • Must adhere to BayREN’s eligibility and terms and conditions as specified above.
  • Duct replacement less than or equal to 5% total leakage
To apply:
  • Talk with a BayREN Home Energy Advisory - a certified energy efficiency professional who will guide you through each phase of your home improvement journey, at no cost to you. To schedule a meeting, visit BayRENresidential.org, email advisor@bayren.org, or call (866) 979-6008.
$500 - Insulation - Tax Credit Eligibility:
  • Typical bulk insulation products can qualify, such as batts, rolls, blow-in fibers, rigid boards, expanding spray, and pour-in-place.
  • Products that air seal (reduce air leaks) can also qualify, as long as they come with a Manufacturer's Certification Statement, including:
  • Weather-stripping
  • Spray foam in a can, designed to air seal
  • Caulk designed to air seal
  • House wrap
Conditions:
  • Tax Credit Amount: 10% of the cost, up to $500 (NOT INCLUDING INSTALLATION)
To apply:
  • ​​Claim the credit by filling out and submitting Form 5695 with your tax returns to the IRS. Find more information and instructions here.
​​ $500 - Roofing - Tax Credit Conditions:
  • This tax credit is for "Metal roofs with appropriate pigmented coatings" and "asphalt roofs with appropriate cooling granules" that meet ENERGY STAR requirements.
  • Tax Credit Amount: 10% of the cost, up to $500 (NOT INCLUDING INSTALLATION)
To apply: ​​
  • ​Claim the credit by filling out and submitting Form 5695 with your tax returns to the IRS. Find more information and instructions here.
​​ $500 - Windows, Doors, Skylights - Tax Credit ​​ Eligibility:
  • You DO NOT have to replace all the windows/doors/skylights in your home to qualify. And it doesn't need to be a replacement either - installing a new window where there wasn't one previously (like in an addition) qualifies.
Conditions:
  • Tax Credit Amount: 10% of the cost, up to $500, but windows are capped at $200. (NOT INCLUDING INSTALLATION)
  • Must be ENERGY STAR certified.
To apply: ​​
  • ​Claim the credit by filling out and submitting Form 5695 with your tax returns to the IRS. Find more information and instructions here.
​​ $200 - Duct Sealing - BayREN Eligibility:
  • Ducts or Furnace/Air Handler/FAU located in a garage disqualify this measure
Conditions:
  • Must adhere to BayREN’s eligibility and terms and conditions as specified above.
  • Duct Sealing less than or equal to 10% total leakage
To apply:
  • Talk with a BayREN Home Energy Advisory - a certified energy efficiency professional who will guide you through each phase of your home improvement journey, at no cost to you. To schedule a meeting, visit BayRENresidential.org, email advisor@bayren.org, or call (866) 979-6008.
$0.70/square foot - Wall Insulation - BayREN Conditions:
  • Must adhere to BayREN’s eligibility and terms and conditions as specified above.
  • The finished wall insulation must have an R value of 12 or higher with 2x6 framing or an R value of 19 or higher with 2x6 framing.
  • Rebate is not to exceed $1,000 per home
To apply:
  • Talk with a BayREN Home Energy Advisory - a certified energy efficiency professional who will guide you through each phase of your home improvement journey, at no cost to you. To schedule a meeting, visit BayRENresidential.org, email advisor@bayren.org, or call (866) 979-6008.
Note: there is a $500 bonus rebate for installing attic and wall insulation on the same project ​​ $0.75/square foot - Attic Insulation - BayREN ​ Conditions:
  • Must adhere to BayREN’s eligibility and terms and conditions as specified above.
  • The finished attic insulation must have an R value of 44 or higher.This includes attic air sealing.
  • Rebate is not to exceed $1,000 per home.
To apply:
  • Talk with a BayREN Home Energy Advisory - a certified energy efficiency professional who will guide you through each phase of your home improvement journey, at no cost to you. To schedule a meeting, visit BayRENresidential.org, email advisor@bayren.org, or call (866) 979-6008.
Note: there is a $500 bonus rebate for installing attic and wall insulation on the same project $ Varies - Home Efficiency Upgrades - AMP Eligibility
  • Must be receiving financial assistance from AMP through its Energy Assistance Program
What is the program?
  • Through EAP Plus, AMP is offering FREE home energy upgrades to customers enrolled in its Energy Assistance Program including refrigerator replacement, efficient LED lighting and occupancy sensors, advanced power strips, home weatherization (door weatherstripping, sweeps and thresholds; outlet cover plates and gaskets)
To participate:
  • Schedule an appointment for a home energy review by an energy specialist, call 888-759-1174.
  • Learn more on AMP's website.




Residential Panel Upgrade Incentives


$2,500 - Residential Panel Upgrade Rebate - AMP ​To learn more and apply to receive this rebate, please click here to be redirected to AMP's site.





Eligibility for rebates

All AMP & BayREN incentives must meet the listed criteria + the conditions below

Water Heater

AMP Rebate Qualifications


Eligibility for AMP Rebates

  • AMP rebates are only available to AMP account holders
  • Products must be ENERGY STAR certified
  • Products must be NEW and installed at your Alameda residence
  • Application must be fully complete and include an image of the receipt
Terms and Conditions
  • Rebate amount cannot exceed pre-tax purchase price
  • Rebate applications must be submitted within 60 days of the date of purchase
  • Customer is solely responsible for installation of all rebated products to the manufacturer's specifications.
  • Customer agrees that AMP reserves the right to inspect the installation premises of the washing machine for 24 months after the date of application or request additional documentation prior to rebate payment. Rebate may be denied by AMP if this condition is not met by the customer.




BayREN Rebate Qualifications


Eligibility for BayREN Rebates

  • Service only applies to residents with homes build in 2001 or earlier
Terms and Conditions
  • Customers must complete eligible improvements with a BayREN participating contractor in order to receive a rebate (except for electrification appliance measures)
  • Rebates are capped at $5,000 per eligible customer. Customer must not have previously received a rebate for the same product or equipment for more than one energy-efficiency program offering rebates, financing or other rebates funded with PG&E ratepayer dollars within the past three years or O&M measure and eight years for building shell, HVAC, and water heating measures. Customers may not exceed the $5,000 cap over an eight-year period.
  • Individual measure rebates may not exceed the measure cost





 

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Water Heater

Heating and Cooling Incentives


$300 - Central Air Conditioning - Tax Credit​​ Eligibility:

  • Most air conditioners recognized as ENERGY STAR Most Efficient meet the requirements for this tax credit
  • To verify tax credit eligibility, ask your HVAC contractor to provide the Manufacturer Certification Statement for the equipment you plan to purchase
Conditions:
  • Split Systems must have a
  • Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) greater than or equal to 16
  • Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) greater than or equal to 13
  • Package systems must have
  • Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) greater than or equal to 14 or an
  • Energy Efficiency Ratio EER greater than or equal to 12
To apply:
  • ​Claim the credit by filling out and submitting Form 5695 with your tax returns to the IRS. Find more information and instructions here.
$300 - Air Source Heat Pump -Tax Credit​​ Eligibility:
  • Heat pumps that are ENERGY STAR certified meet the requirements for this tax credit.
  • For Split Systems, the unit must have a:
  • Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) greater than or equal to 8.5
  • Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) greater than or equal to 12.5
  • Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ration (SEER) greater than or equal to 15
  • For Package Systems, the unit must have a
  • Heating Seasonal Performance Factor (HSPF) greater than or equal to 8
  • Energy Efficiency Ratio (EER) greater than or equal to 12
  • Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ration (SEER) greater than or equal to 14
To apply:
  • ​Claim the credit by filling out and submitting Form 5695 with your tax returns to the IRS. Find more information and instructions here.
$150 - Smart Thermostat - BayREN Eligibility:
  • Must meet BayREN qualifications above
Conditions:
  • Must adhere to BayREN’s eligibility and terms and conditions as specified above.
  • Must be listed on the ENERGY STAR qualified product list for Smart Communicating Thermostat
To apply:
  • Talk with a BayREN Home Energy Advisory - a certified energy efficiency professional who will guide you through each phase of your home improvement journey, at no cost to you. To schedule a meeting, visit BayRENresidential.org, email advisor@bayren.org, or call (866) 979-6008.
$ Varies - Home Efficiency Upgrades - AMP Eligibility
  • Must be receiving financial assistance from AMP through its Energy Assistance Program
What is the program?
  • Through EAP Plus, AMP is offering FREE home energy upgrades to customers enrolled in its Energy Assistance Program including refrigerator replacement, efficient LED lighting and occupancy sensors, advanced power strips, home weatherization (door weatherstripping, sweeps and thresholds; outlet cover plates and gaskets)
To participate:
  • Schedule an appointment for a home energy review by an energy specialist, call 888-759-1174.
  • Learn more on AMP's website.
Keep and eye out for these rebates, coming soon: $150 - Smart Thermostat - AMP $3,000 per system ($1,500 per unit) - Heat Pump Space Heater/Air Conditioner - AMP (2022)




Water Heater Incentives


$1,500 - Heat Pump Water Heater - AMP Eligibility:

  • Customers are eligible for a heat pump water heater rebate once every five years.
Conditions:
  • Must meet all conditions specified by AMP above.
  • Gas water heaters are NOT eligible, this rebate only supports consumers switching from electric water heaters (tankless, etc), to a heat pump water heater.
To apply: $300 - Heat Pump Water Heater - Tax Credit Conditions:
  • Must be an ENERGY STAR certified heat pump water heater
  • Must have a Uniform Energy Factor (UEF) ≥ 2.2
To apply:
  • Reference Step 3 of AMP’s HPWH savings guide here.




Laundry Incentives


$150 - Electric Clothes Washer - AMP ​Eligibility:

  • The primary source of heating for your home must be electric
  • This rebate is NOT available to Alamedans with (PG&E) gas service
​Conditions:
  • Must meet all conditions specified by AMP above.
To apply: $100 - Electric Clothes Dryer - AMP ​Conditions:
  • Must meet all conditions specified by AMP above.
To apply: Keep an eye out for these rebates, coming in 2022: $600 - Heat Pump Clothes Dryer - AMP




Kitchen Incentives


Currently, there are no incentives available for kitchen appliances. Keep an eye out for these rebates, coming soon: $150 - Portable Induction Burners - AMP $500 - Induction Stoves - AMP




Electric Vehicle & Charger Incentives


$800 - Level 2 Electric Vehicle Charger - AMP Eligibility:

  • The rebate is available only to current AMP residential (D1) customers.
VISIT AMP’S WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ​ABOUT THIS REBATE $ Varies - Used Electric Vehicle - AMP VISIT AMP’S WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION ​ABOUT ELECTRIC VEHICLES




Financing Options for Energy Efficiency & Electrification


GoGreen Financing GoGreen offers financing offers for homeowners, renters multifamily building owners, and small businesses looking to invest in energy efficiency and electric appliances. Click here to visit their website and learn more. Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) PACE is a means of financing energy efficiency upgrades or renewable energy installations for buildings through an assessment that is added to the tax bill of the property. In Alameda, PACE can finance solar projects, getting new heating or cooling, replacing windows, doors, and roofs, getting new landscaping, and more. In Alameda, there are 3 agencies that offer PACE financing for homeowners. Click the icons to learn more:




Insulation & Weatherization Incentives


$800 - Duct Replacement - BayREN Conditions:

  • Must adhere to BayREN’s eligibility and terms and conditions as specified above.
  • Duct replacement less than or equal to 5% total leakage
To apply:
  • Talk with a BayREN Home Energy Advisory - a certified energy efficiency professional who will guide you through each phase of your home improvement journey, at no cost to you. To schedule a meeting, visit BayRENresidential.org, email advisor@bayren.org, or call (866) 979-6008.
$500 - Insulation - Tax Credit Eligibility:
  • Typical bulk insulation products can qualify, such as batts, rolls, blow-in fibers, rigid boards, expanding spray, and pour-in-place.
  • Products that air seal (reduce air leaks) can also qualify, as long as they come with a Manufacturer's Certification Statement, including:
  • Weather-stripping
  • Spray foam in a can, designed to air seal
  • Caulk designed to air seal
  • House wrap
Conditions:
  • Tax Credit Amount: 10% of the cost, up to $500 (NOT INCLUDING INSTALLATION)
To apply:
  • ​​Claim the credit by filling out and submitting Form 5695 with your tax returns to the IRS. Find more information and instructions here.
​​ $500 - Roofing - Tax Credit Conditions:
  • This tax credit is for "Metal roofs with appropriate pigmented coatings" and "asphalt roofs with appropriate cooling granules" that meet ENERGY STAR requirements.
  • Tax Credit Amount: 10% of the cost, up to $500 (NOT INCLUDING INSTALLATION)
To apply: ​​
  • ​Claim the credit by filling out and submitting Form 5695 with your tax returns to the IRS. Find more information and instructions here.
​​ $500 - Windows, Doors, Skylights - Tax Credit ​​ Eligibility:
  • You DO NOT have to replace all the windows/doors/skylights in your home to qualify. And it doesn't need to be a replacement either - installing a new window where there wasn't one previously (like in an addition) qualifies.
Conditions:
  • Tax Credit Amount: 10% of the cost, up to $500, but windows are capped at $200. (NOT INCLUDING INSTALLATION)
  • Must be ENERGY STAR certified.
To apply: ​​
  • ​Claim the credit by filling out and submitting Form 5695 with your tax returns to the IRS. Find more information and instructions here.
​​ $200 - Duct Sealing - BayREN Eligibility:
  • Ducts or Furnace/Air Handler/FAU located in a garage disqualify this measure
Conditions:
  • Must adhere to BayREN’s eligibility and terms and conditions as specified above.
  • Duct Sealing less than or equal to 10% total leakage
To apply:
  • Talk with a BayREN Home Energy Advisory - a certified energy efficiency professional who will guide you through each phase of your home improvement journey, at no cost to you. To schedule a meeting, visit BayRENresidential.org, email advisor@bayren.org, or call (866) 979-6008.
$0.70/square foot - Wall Insulation - BayREN Conditions:
  • Must adhere to BayREN’s eligibility and terms and conditions as specified above.
  • The finished wall insulation must have an R value of 12 or higher with 2x6 framing or an R value of 19 or higher with 2x6 framing.
  • Rebate is not to exceed $1,000 per home
To apply:
  • Talk with a BayREN Home Energy Advisory - a certified energy efficiency professional who will guide you through each phase of your home improvement journey, at no cost to you. To schedule a meeting, visit BayRENresidential.org, email advisor@bayren.org, or call (866) 979-6008.
Note: there is a $500 bonus rebate for installing attic and wall insulation on the same project ​​ $0.75/square foot - Attic Insulation - BayREN ​ Conditions:
  • Must adhere to BayREN’s eligibility and terms and conditions as specified above.
  • The finished attic insulation must have an R value of 44 or higher.This includes attic air sealing.
  • Rebate is not to exceed $1,000 per home.
To apply:
  • Talk with a BayREN Home Energy Advisory - a certified energy efficiency professional who will guide you through each phase of your home improvement journey, at no cost to you. To schedule a meeting, visit BayRENresidential.org, email advisor@bayren.org, or call (866) 979-6008.
Note: there is a $500 bonus rebate for installing attic and wall insulation on the same project $ Varies - Home Efficiency Upgrades - AMP Eligibility
  • Must be receiving financial assistance from AMP through its Energy Assistance Program
What is the program?
  • Through EAP Plus, AMP is offering FREE home energy upgrades to customers enrolled in its Energy Assistance Program including refrigerator replacement, efficient LED lighting and occupancy sensors, advanced power strips, home weatherization (door weatherstripping, sweeps and thresholds; outlet cover plates and gaskets)
To participate:
  • Schedule an appointment for a home energy review by an energy specialist, call 888-759-1174.
  • Learn more on AMP's website.




Residential Panel Upgrade Incentives


$2,500 - Residential Panel Upgrade Rebate - AMP ​To learn more and apply to receive this rebate, please click here to be redirected to AMP's site.





 
 

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Alameda's community-owned utility operates off of 100% clean energy and offers a variety of rebates to help you switch from using gas appliances, to efficient electric appliances. Visit AMP's  website here to learn more about current offerings and how to apply.  Explore a list of AMP's rebate offerings above.
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BayREN implements energy savings programs throughout the nine bay area counties. They serve homeowners, renters, multifamily property owners, businesses and local governments. They offer rebates, and energy advisors that support people at every step of their home efficiency journey. 
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The ENERGY STAR label is awarded to products for the home and office that are highly energy-efficient. The program encourages the use of energy efficient products that both protect the environment and save consumers money. Click here to visit the tax credit homepage.