Heat Pumps

Enjoy year-round comfort and savings — and get $1,000 cash back — with a heat pump. Heat pumps move heat in or out of your home — for heating or cooling, based on the season.

Description

Replace your gas furnace or conventional air conditioning with a more efficient heat pump for energy savings and big rebates. 

Heat pumps provide highly efficient heating and cooling by moving heat in or out of your home, depending on the season. Because they move heat rather than generating it, heat pumps help lower heating and cooling costs while delivering reliable year-round comfort.

Bundle your savings when you:

  • Downsize heating or cooling
  • Combine heating and cooling upgrades with building shell upgrades like insulating walls, attics and floors

All upgrades must be completed by a BayREN Participating Contractor.

Plan your Project

Learn which upgrades are right for you--and how to get the most in cash back!

Rate your Energy Efficiency

How well does your home hold heating and cooling?

Rebate

Get up to $1,000 cash back on a heat pump installation when you work with a BayREN Participating Contractor.

Energy ratings (AFUE for gas appliances, SEER for electric) indicate how efficient the equipment is. The more efficient your equipment, the more energy you save and the lower your heating and cooling costs will be.

See which upgrades qualify and how much you can earn, based on the energy efficiency of your new equipment:

Heating and Cooling Upgrades Rebates

Heat Pump
High efficiency heat pump ≥ 17 SEER

Must replace entire load associated with electric heating system or heat pump or, for electrification, must replace existing central natural gas furnace and air conditioner with ducted direct exchange (non mini-split) heat pump or replace wall/floor furnace with a ductless mini-split heat pump.

$1,000

Heating/Cooling Downsize

Downsize heating and/or cooling system compared to existing system (requires a minimum 12 kBTU or 1 ton input reduction). 

$100 bonus rebate

Heating/Cooling + Insulation Combination

Combine a qualifying heating and/or cooling system upgrade with qualifying attic or wall insulation for a bonus rebate.

$500 bonus rebate

Combustion Appliance Safety (CAS) test-out 

CAS test-out required if original unit shared an exhaust/flue pipe with a gas appliance that is left in operation. Not available as a standalone rebate. Only one per service address.

$150 bonus rebate

Smart Thermostat

Smart Thermostat (must be listed on the ENERGY STAR qualified product list for Smart Communicating Thermostat)

$150
Eligibility
  • Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis and available for qualifying Bay Area residents with homes built in 2016 or earlier
  • 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. Individual measure rebates may not exceed the measure cost
  • Customer must not have previously received a rebate for the same product or equipment from more than one energy-efficiency program offering rebates, financing or other rebates funded with PG&E ratepayer dollars within the past three years for O&M measures and eight years for building shell, HVAC and water heating measures
  • Customers may not exceed the $5,000 cap over an eight-year period
How to Apply
  • Your BayREN Participating Contractor will assist you through the rebate process to make sure you get the best price on your projects. 
  • To get started, contact your Home Energy Advisor for information about qualifying projects. Then hire a BayREN Participating Contractor and get your project started!
  • Your BayREN contractor will work with you to determine the scope and budget of your project. They will be able to tell you which rebates your project qualifies for.
  • Your contractor will create documentation of your project before and after it is completed. Once the project is completed, the contractor will submit program documentation to BayREN on your behalf. 
  • After your documentation has been submitted, you can track the progress of your rebate online.
Get Started

Contact a Home Energy Advisor to learn more about home heating and cooling projects and rebates.

Find a Contractor

Have you chosen your project? Find a BayREN Participating Contractor in your area.

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