Important Notices and Disclaimers for Available Rebates


[1]ENERGY STAR Certified Natural Gas Dryer with Combined Energy Factor (CEF) of 3.48.
 
[2] ENERGY STAR Certified Natural Gas Tankless Water Heaters include:
  • $600 Rebate: High efficiency models that meet a minimum Uniform Energy Factor of 0.82-0.86
  • $800 Rebate: ENERGY STAR certified models with a Uniform Energy Factor of 0.87 -94
  • $1,000 Rebate ENERGY STAR Certified models with a Uniform Energy Factor of 95 or above
  • Find qualifying ENERGY STAR natural gas tankless water heaters at energystar.gov.
 
[3] ENERGY STAR Certified natural gas water heaters
  • $115 Rebate – Residential ENERGY STAR Certified Natural Gas Storage Water Heaters (up to 55 gallons)
 
[4] Qualifying Natural Gas Pool Heaters include:
  • $400 Rebate: Tier I - Thermal Efficiency (84% - 89% TE)
  • $750 Rebate: Tier II - Thermal Efficiency (90% TE or above)
[5] ENERGY STAR Certified Natural Gas Furnaces Include:
  • $150 Rebate: 92-94 percent Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE)
  • $325 Rebate: 95-96 percent or greater AFUE
  • $1,000 Rebate 97% AFUE or above
[6] Models meet a minimum Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of 70 percent. Must be replacing an existing gravity wall furnace. Rebate available through December 31, 2021.
 
[7]  IMPORTANT: In order to qualify for the rebate, Certified ENERGY STAR® Solar Water Heating Systems must have a Solar Uniform Energy Factor (SUEF) of 1.8 or greater. In addition, a brand new installation of an ENERGY STAR® Certified Natural Gas Storage Water Heater (up to 55 gallons) or an ENERGY STAR® Certified Natural Gas Tankless Water Heater with a UEF (Uniform Energy Factor) of .82 or above (serving as the backup unit), in conjunction with the Solar installation is required. Limit one per household.

Current Solar Water Heater Rebates - Effective 11/29/2021:

ENERGY STAR® SOLAR THERMAL WATER HEATING SYSTEM

Certified ENERGY STAR® Solar Water Heating Systems must have a Solar Uniform Energy Factor (SUEF) of 1.8 or greater

ENERGY STAR® Solar Thermal Water Heating System with an ENERGY STAR® Storage Gas backup (up to 55 gallons) replacing a Storage Gas Water Heater - $3,500 rebate
ENERGY STAR® Solar Thermal Water Heating System with an ENERGY STAR® Tankless Gas backup (.82 UEF or above) replacing a Storage Gas Water Heater - $4,500 rebate
ENERGY STAR® Solar Thermal Water Heating System with an ENERGY STAR® Tankless Gas backup (.82 UEF or above) replacing a Tankless Gas Water Heater - $4,500 rebate

 
[†] Ask your tax advisor about possible federal tax credits. For information on available Federal Tax Credits for energy-efficient home improvements, visit energystar.gov.*
 

Proof of Purchase Requirements

While you may install some of the products yourself, some should be installed using a licensed contractor. The proof of purchase and other documentation required to process your rebate application may differ depending on who completes the installation. All products must be installed prior to submitting your completed forms and other required documentation.
Home improvement contract (HIC) and/or paid invoice/ receipts may be used as proof of purchase. The Contractors State License Board (CSLB) requires that licensed contractors
provide you with an HIC if the materials and labor total for the product(s) and installation is $500 or more. It is recommended that you request an HIC from your contractor even if the contractor installation was less than $500. If an HIC is your proof of purchase, it must be the original given to you by your contractor and must be signed and dated by both you and your licensed contractor. If the signatures are not dated, the date that the HIC was written will determine the product purchase date.

Proof of Purchase must include the following information:

  1. Retailer or contractor name, business address and phone.
  2. Itemized description of each product, including such information as: Manufacturer, product make and model number(s),and other identifying information, equipment-only cost or Solar Uniform Energy Factor (SUEF) for solar thermal systems.
  3. Invoice which includes purchase price per product, and notes “Paid in Full” or lists payment terms if applicable.
  4. Product installation date, unless self-installed. 
  5. Cash on delivery (C.O.D.) will be accepted as proof of purchase provided C.O.D. invoice is accompanied by a delivery receipt, or an install date is noted on the invoice.

Altered receipts will not be accepted.

For additional information on home improvement contracts or the status of your contractor’s license, visit cslb.ca.gov or call the CSLB at 1-800-321-CSLB (2752).