Business Equipment Rebates

Search and apply for available rebates on qualifying energy-efficient equipment.

We offer a variety of energy-efficiency rebates designed to help your business save money and energy when planning to purchase qualifying equipment. Additionally, you can receive instant rebates on qualifying equipment at the register. No application submission is needed, See our selected implementers for foodservice equipment and water heating products for details and for water heating products visit

Whether you’re a small business or a large industrial customer, we have rebates and incentives for you!

Energy-efficiency Rebates

Equipment Type Rebate / Unit
Commercial Boiler $0.50 - $3.00 / MBtuh
Commercial Dishwasher for Businesses
SCE/SoCalGas Customers $600
SoCalGas Customers Only $250
Gas Modulating Valve $750 per Kit Unit
Greenhouse Heat Curtain $0.20 / sq. ft.
Heat Recovery Rooftop Unit (HR-RTU) $3,000/unit
Infrared Film for Greenhouses $0.05 / sq. ft.
Laminar Flow Restrictor (LFR) $6.50 / unit
Ozone Laundry System $39/lb. of Laundry served by Ozone System
Pipe/Fittings Insulation  $2.00 - $4.00 
Pool Cover $1.00 / sq. ft.
Pool Heater $2.00 / MBtuh
Pre-rinse Spray Valve (PRSV) $20.00 / unit
Process Heating Boiler $2.00 / MBtuh
Recirculating Pump Control $9.50 per Dwelling Unit
Recirculating Pump Time Clock $250 per time clock
Residential Clothes Washers for Businesses $75.00 / unit
Space Heating Boiler $0.50 - $3.00 / MBtuh
Steam Trap for Commercial Customers $100 / unit
Storage/Tankless Commercial Water Heaters $1.00 - $5 / Mbtuh (Through Distributors Only)
Tank Insulation $2.00 - $3.00 / sq. ft.

How to Apply for Rebates

  1. Purchase and install new, efficient natural gas-fired equipment.
  2. Download and complete the current Energy-Efficiency Rebates for Business  Guide and Application  (PDF).
  3. Refer to Customer Check List for required documents to attach to the application. You can also complete our online application.
  4. For downloaded applications Mail, fax, or email the application package to:
**For Storage and Tankless Water Heater Purchases only
  no application form required. Please visit the Commercial Water Heater Distributor Directory.
  • SoCalGas, Attn: C/I Energy-Efficiency Rebates for Business,
    BOX 513249 ML 19A8, Los Angeles, CA 90051
  • Fax: 323-518-2368 Attn: Business Rebates
  • Email:

Basic Equipment Requirements

  • All equipment must be new natural gas-fired equipment. Fuel switching does not qualify. All equipment must replace older equipment, with the exception of commercial cooking equipment.
  • Qualified equipment must be purchased and installed between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018. Additionally, the purchased date must be within 18 months of the installed date.
  • All required efficiencies must exceed Title 20 and 24 standards.
Refer to California Energy Commission’s database for certified storage or tankless water heater equipment type. Under California law, models of certain types of appliances must be certified by the California Energy Commission before being sold or offered for sale in California. Some equipment in the Energy Commission's database may not be eligible for the Midstream Commercial Water Heater Distributor Rebate Program due to Program guidelines.

Customized Incentives

We offer opportunities for businesses to lower investment costs when planning efficiency retrofit projects involving the installation of high-efficiency equipment or systems.

  • We offer incentives for replacing equipment and improving business processes.
  • We offer incentives for new facility design or expansion plans on existing premises.
  • Are you one of our existing customers using 250,000 therms a year or more? We offer a no-cost energy assessments by Department of Energy-qualified engineers.

Supplier and Installer Programs

Trade Professional Program

If you sell, service or install energy-efficient equipment for other businesses, you can help your customers save money by promoting energy efficiency equipment through our Trade Professional Program . This program allows suppliers and installers of insulation, steam traps, boilers and other qualifying products to apply for energy efficiency rebates on behalf of their customers.

Midstream Distributor Rebate Program

The Midstream Commercial Water Heater Distributor Rebate Program offers rebates and installation bonuses to qualifying distributors to stock and sell high-efficiency water and space heating equipment to non-residential commercial and industrial customers. This program allows rebates to be paid directly to qualifying distributors for each verified installation in SoCalGas® territory.

Tax Notice for Applicants

The following clarification on IRS tax reporting has been made to all rebate/incentive applications:

Rebates are taxable if greater than $600 for business customers, and will be reported to the IRS unless you have identified yourself as a corporation or exempt.

SoCalGas will report your rebate as income to you on IRS Form 1099. You are urged to consult your tax advisor concerning the taxability of rebates. SoCalGas is not responsible for any taxes that may be imposed on your business as a result of receipt of this rebate.

For customers who've authorized a payment release to a third party, SoCalGas will report the payment made to the third party on IRS Form 1099 as "Other Income" unless the check received is less than $600, or the payee is identified as a corporation or exempt.