Energy Upgrade California, the statewide program that offers homeowners energy-efficient rebates, just got better. Bay Area homeowners can now receive a total of up to $6,000 for energy-saving home improvements, compared with the $4,000 available statewide.
The additional rebates of up to $2,000 are available exclusively to these homeowners until February 2012, so homeowners need to act fast, especially since participating contractors are scheduling home energy assessments a few weeks out due to high demand.
Energy Upgrade California provides rebates to Alameda County homeowners for energy upgrades that can increase the energy efficiency and comfort. In addition to energy efficiency, the program promotes water efficiency, waste reduction, resource conservation and green building improvements.
The additional rebates couldn’t have come at a better time for Alameda County homeowners since:
- in the Bay Area, it is leading the way with the most energy upgrades (30 percent) since the program’s launch in March 2011, with Santa Clara County (22 percent) and Contra Costa County (14 percent) closely following;
- 59 percent have completed energy-efficiency upgrades, with 58 percent of them having used a contractor;
- 46 percent reported that they’d like to complete energy-efficiency upgrades in the future;
- most who want an upgrade are most interested in new windows, doors or insulation;
- 99 percent would choose the Advanced Package, which averages to 31 percent in energy savings.
For more information and to get started please visit: https://energyupgradeca.org/county/alameda/overview.