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Insulation

Bundle up your home with insulation for cozier winters and cooler, more comfortable summers — and big energy savings in every season.

Qualifying insulation upgrades are eligible for up to $2,500 cash back: $1,000 each for wall and attic insulation, plus a $500 bonus for completing both. Now that’s bundling up!

Description

Take advantage of BayREN rebates on home insulation and enjoy the comforts of a healthier, more energy-efficient home. Qualify for rebates up to $1,000.

By providing resistance to heat flow, insulation keeps your heating and cooling inside your house, and keeps the outside temperatures out. Insulation is a “building shell” upgrade.

Eligible upgrades include wall and attic insulation.

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Rebate

Get up to $1,000 cash back on insulation upgrades when you work with a BayREN Participating Contractor. You can earn a $500 bonus when you combine attic and wall insulation at the same time.

See which upgrades qualify, including the minimum required  insulation performance rating (R value) and how much you can earn:

Home Insulation Upgrades Rebate

Attic Insulation

Attic insulation ≥ R-44 (includes attic air sealing)

$0.75 / ft2 (not to exceed $1,000 per home)

Wall Insulation
Wall insulation ≥ R-13 (2x4 framing) or ≥ R-19 (2x6 framing)

$0.70 / ft2 (not to exceed $1,000 per home)

Attic + Wall Combination

Combine attic with exterior wall insulation (measures must be completed simultaneously)

$500 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 for all measures. Not available as a standalone rebate. Only one per service address.

$150 bonus rebate
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 who receive only one, electric or gas, service from PG&E can apply for measures that correspond to the services received
  • 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-certified 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 insulation projects and rebates.

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