Energy Savings Assistance Program

SAVE MONEY AND ENERGY WITH PROFESSIONAL HOME IMPROVEMENTS AT NO COST TO YOU.

How the Energy Savings Assistance Program Works

  1. Once you submit an interest form or call 1-800-331-7593, we will determine your eligibility for the program. If eligible, you will be referred to an authorized contractor in your area. An authorized contractor may also visit your home to offer the program’s services in person. The contractors that represent the Energy Savings Assistance Program thoroughly comply with all COVID-19 safety regulations. When working at a customer’s home, they adhere to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) safety protocols and guidelines as well as state and local health guidelines.
  2. The authorized contractor will schedule a phone, video, or in-person appointment to discuss your enrollment. During this appointment, the contractor will determine if your home qualifies for the program by asking questions about your home and appliances. If your home meets the requirements, the contractor will complete the enrollment process with you. You will also receive tips on how you can save energy (see the Statewide Energy Education Guide linked below).
  3. The contractor will schedule a date and time to perform the in-home service(s).
  4. After the installation(s), you may be contacted by an inspection contractor to schedule a follow-up visit to ensure all improvements were installed properly.

Two ways to qualify:

  • 1. Public Assistance Programs

    If you or another person in your household receives benefits from any of the following programs.
     
    • Medi-Cal/Medicaid
    • Medi-Cal for Families A & B
    • Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
    • CalWORKs (TANF)[1] or Tribal TANF
    • Head Start Income Eligible - Tribal Only
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
    • CalFresh (Food Stamps)
    • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
    • Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
    • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)

    2. Maximum Household Income

    Effective June 1, 2021 to May 31, 2022.                                           

    Maximum Household Income
    Household Size Total yearly household income not more than
    1-2 $34,840
    3 $43,920
    4 $53,000
    5 $62,080
    6 $71,160
    7 $80,240
    8 $89,320

    Each additional Person $9,080

     

Statewide Energy Education Guide

Additional languages are available in:

  1. Chinese
  2. Hmong
  3. Korean
  4. Russian
  5. Spanish
  6. Vietnamese

Home Improvements May Include:

Attic insulation Water heater blankets
Door weather stripping Faucet aerators
Caulking Minor repairs to exterior doors and/or windows
Low-flow showerheads Evaporative cooler vent covers
Furnace repair or replacement (owner-occupied only) Water heater repair or replacement (owner-occupied only)
Clothes washer  

Verifying Your Authorized Contractor

Contractors authorized to represent the Energy Savings Assistance Program must present a valid photo ID badge.

On the front of the badge, there must be:

  • The Energy Savings Assistance Program logo
  • The picture and name of the Program Representative
  • An expiration date (must be current)
  • “Program Representative” explicitly listed
  • The name of the approved contractor
  • A badge number
  • A Home Improvement Sales Registration (HISR) number

On the back of the badge, there must be:

  • The Energy Savings Assistance Program logo
  • SoCalGas's toll-free number

If you are contacted by a contractor to schedule an appointment and have concerns about the contractor's identity or have general questions, call 1-800-331-7593 to speak with a SoCalGas representative. The representative can verify the contractor's identity and authorization to represent the Energy Savings Assistance Program.

List of authorized contractors

    What if I Don't Qualify?

    If you do not meet the requirements to participate in the Energy Savings Assistance Program, you may still be able to take advantage of one of our other energy efficiency programs.

    Common Area Measures (CAM)

    Eligible multifamily properties could qualify for energy-efficiency services at no cost through the Energy Savings Assistance Program for Common Area Measures.

    The Energy Savings Assistance Program is funded by California utility customers and administered by SoCalGas under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission. Energy improvements completed under this program are made by third-party providers contracted by SoCalGas. Program funds, including any funds utilized for rebates or incentives, will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis until such funds are no longer available. This program may be modified or terminated without prior notice. The selection, purchase, and ownership of goods and/or services are the sole responsibility of customer. SoCalGas makes no warranty, whether express or implied, including the warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, of goods or services selected by customer. Customers who choose to participate in this program are not obligated to purchase any additional goods or services offered by contractor or any other third party. SoCalGas does not endorse, qualify, or guarantee the work of any contractor or other third party. Eligibility requirements apply; see the program conditions for details.

    [*] Renters need written permission from property owners to receive certain program services.
    [**] Repair or replacement services may be available to eligible homeowners when existing natural gas units are deemed inoperable or hazardous.