About Home Upgrade

About Home Upgrade_medEnergy Upgrade California® Home Upgrade offers rebates of up to $5,500* when homeowners make energy-saving improvements. The program rewards a comprehensive, whole-home approach, which includes improvements such as heating, air-conditioning, and water heating. This makes homes more comfortable while lowering utility bills.

As a Participating Contractor or Rater, you’ll work with homeowners to determine which improvements are best for their homes, perform the jobs, and help them qualify for rebates.

* This rebate may be eligible for a higher incentive for significant energy savings.

How It Works

  1. Diagnose the home
  2. Perform energy upgrades
  3. Test for quality
  4. Get application approval
  5. Homeowner receives rebate

How You Benefit

  • Sell more jobs, increase profit margin
  • Differentiate your business
  • Reduce seasonality
  • Get free training and support

Two Pathways for Participation

Please note: In 2018 the “Home Upgrade” pathway will be discontinued, and the Advanced Home Upgrade pathway will continue on as the program’s primary offering. Learn More >

Home Upgrade Advanced Home Upgrade
Rebate Amount Up to $2,500 Up to $5,500
Scope of Work Install 3 or more upgrades. View Details > Larger, more customized jobs; rebate based on % energy savings. View Details >
Best for Homeowners Who want a quick, lower-cost solution. Who want the most energy savings and highest rebate.
Contractor License
B or C license (appropriate to scope of work performed) B or C license (appropriate to scope of work performed)
Training Requirements Participation Workshop, Home Upgrade Core Training, Advanced Technical Training (for all BPI professionals) Participation Workshop, Home Upgrade Core Training (recommended), Advanced Technical Training
(for all BPI professionals)

benefits of participating