Energy Guide: The Best PG&E Rebate Deals!

Written by: Gautam Sajja

For this energy guide we will be looking at some of the new rebate deals that PG&E has to offer. They have some pretty decent steals, so make use of this article to get your new appliances for a massively reduced price.

PG&E is not the only company that gives out rebates, but for this article PG&E is the company that we will be talking about. With these rebates, I included a requirements list of the regulations you must abide by in order to receive the rebate, as well as an exclusions list.

Straight from their Residential Rebate Catalog, the first item is an ENERGY STAR High Efficiency Gas Storage Water Heater. This is a classic water heater; using gas to heat water. It has a rebate deal for $125.

Requirements:

  • Gas water heater must be ENERGY STAR-qualified at time of purchase and have an energy factor (EF) of 0.67 or greater.
  • Click here for qualifying models.
  • Gas water heater must be a residential-sized unit.
  • Gas water heater must be new and meet or exceed all applicable local, state and federal standards.
  • New gas water heater must replace an existing gas water heater.
  • Check with your contractor for installation requirements for your installation address, as regulations vary in California.
  • You must purchase and install this qualifying appliance between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. All rebate applications must be received within 60 days from date of purchase.
  • Installation address must have a natural gas account with PG&E.

Exclusions:

  • Instantaneous or tankless water heaters do not qualify.
  • New construction (residential development projects, e.g. subdivisions) installations do not qualify.
  • Commercial-sized units do not qualify.
  • Thermal efficiency (TE)-rated units do not qualify.

The second item on the list is an ENERGY STAR Electric Heat Pump Water Heater. The expensive counterpart to the gas heater, this electric heater is pricier than your traditional radiator, but luckily PG&E has you covered with a high rebate of $300.

Requirements:

  • Electric heat pump water heater must be ENERGY STAR-qualified at time of purchase and have an energy factor (EF) of 2.0 or greater.
  • Click here for qualifying models.
  • Electric water heater must be a residential-sized unit.
  • Electric water heater must be new and meet or exceed all applicable local, state and federal standards.
  • New electric heat pump water heater must replace an existing electric-powered water heater.
  • Check with your contractor for installation requirements for your installation address, as regulations vary in California.
  • You must purchase and install this qualifying appliance between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. All rebate applications must be received within 60 days from date of purchase.
  • Installation address must have an electric account with PG&E.

Exclusions:

  • Instantaneous or tankless water heaters do not qualify.
  • New construction (residential development projects, e.g. subdivisions) installations do not qualify.
  • Commercial-sized units do not qualify.
  • Thermal efficiency (TE)-rated units do not qualify.

The third item on PG&E’s list is a Variable-Speed Pool Pump or Motor. Many of us have a pool, and some of us maybe in need of a new pool motor or pump. With this rebate, the pump/motor rebate is for $100.

Requirements:

  • Follow all manufacturer installation requirements.
  • Click here for a list of qualifying pumps and motors.
  • All pumps and all motors must be new and must be purchased and installed between January 1, 2017 and December 31, 2017. All rebate applications must be received within 60 days from date of purchase.
  • Equipment and materials must meet or exceed all applicable local, state and federal standards.
  • Rebates are for qualifying pumps and motors, 3 horsepower or less, installed on new or existing residential, in-ground swimming pools for primary filtration only.
  • Aboveground pool, pond, pool cleaner/booster, spa and water feature pumps and motors do not qualify.
  • New pump or motor must be operated with a controller:
    • You may either use an existing qualifying controller or purchase and install a separate controller unit if the new variable-speed or variable-flow pump or motor does not have a built-in controller.
    • Programmable controller must meet CA Title 20 regulation requirements. Controller must be able to operate the pool pump or motor on at least two speeds and switch speeds automatically. It also must default to the lowest speed after one normal cycle (24 hours) if temporary high-speed override capability exists.
  • Installation address must have an electric account with PG&E.

Well there you have it. A few rebates on products that will not only replace your older appliances, but will also be energy and water efficient. What more can you ask for?

PG&E along with Walnut Creek Saves are here for the residents. Taking advantage of these rebates is a great way to accept our help and save the environment.

As always, thank you so much for reading. It is always a pleasure to help those in need when it comes to water and energy savings. I hope that you have learned much from this short article and are now confident to buy yourself that new heater, or water pump; what are you waiting for?


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