Home Upgrade Program

Save on energy bills with our Home Upgrade program.

Enjoy a More Comfortable and Energy-Efficient Home

Are drafts or air leaks in your home costing you money? Our Home Upgrade program can help make your home more comfortable, improve air quality, help you save energy and possibly lower your energy bills1. Take advantage of the program by making energy-efficient upgrades to your home and receive incentives of up to $5,5002 from SoCalGas®.

Whole-House Approach

The Home Upgrade program takes a comprehensive, “whole-house” approach. By making multiple improvements at the same time, the impact of your energy-efficient upgrades are multiplied.

1. Home Upgrade

Incentives: up to $3,0003

The quickest and easiest way to make your home more energy-efficient is to begin with basic upgrades that focus on the outer shell of your home, which can potentially improve the air quality inside your home for a healthier and safer indoor environment.

Choose from a combination of the following Base and Flex upgrades:

A minimum of three upgrades are required; one of these upgrades must be a Base upgrade.
Base Upgrades Flex Upgrades
  • Air sealing
  • Attic insulation
  • Duct sealing
  • Wall insulation
  • Heating and cooling equipment
  • Floor insulation
  • Other eligible energy-efficient options (see a Participating Contractor for more details)

2. Advanced Home Upgrade

Incentives: up to $5,5002

With the Advanced Home Upgrade program, your Participating Contractor or whole-house energy rater will assess your home and create a customized plan to help you improve your energy efficiency up to 45%.

Depending on the energy savings of your project, you could receive up to $5,5002 in incentives.

Possible Energy Efficiency Projects

Typical projects in Advanced Home Upgrade include Home Upgrade measures plus:

  • High-efficiency furnaces
  • Energy-efficient cooling equipment
  • Water heater systems
  • Energy-efficient windows
  • Duct replacement
  • Wall insulation
  • Other eligible energy-efficient upgrades (see a Participating Contractor for more details)

Complimentary Energy Advising4 

Whether you’re considering a Home Upgrade or Advanced Home Upgrade, SoCalGas has made it simple by providing a complimentary energy advising service. Your energy advisor provides individualized and unbiased support throughout your upgrade project, including assistance with selecting a participating contractor, navigating the incentive programs, reviewing estimates or energy assessments, discussing other complementary programs, green financing options and more. Visit https://www.scghea.com to fill out an interest form or call 1-888-382-2925 to speak with an advisor today.

Historic Building EE Preservation5

The Historic Building Energy Efficiency Preservation (HBEEP) helps introduce owners of historic homes to energy efficiency programs and rebates available from SoCalGas. HBEEP is designed to help educate homeowners by demonstrating how restoration and preservation activities can be combined with energy-efficient upgrades. For more information visit https://www.socalenergyupgradecontractors.com/hbeep.

Information for Contractors

Are you interested in becoming an Energy Upgrade California Home Upgrade Participating Contractor?

» Visit our contractors page.*

1Monthly bill reduction assumes average usage and conditions. Actual savings may vary. Required savings reduction will be based on a comparison of prior energy/thermal usage and energy/thermal usage following completion of program measures. Pre and post inspections may be required to qualify for the incentives. Program is subject to change or cancellation without prior notice.

2SoCalGas customers serviced by certain municipal electric providers may qualify for incentives of up to $1,950 upon completion of Advanced Home Upgrade improvements. Customers may also be eligible for incentives exceeding $5,500 based on their calculated energy savings. Work with your Participating Contractor or rater to determine your upgrade’s incentive.

3SoCalGas customers serviced by certain municipal electric providers may qualify for incentives of up to $750 upon completion of Home Upgrade improvements.

4The Energy Advisor Program is implemented by CLEAResult under a contract awarded by the administrator, SoCalGas®, through December 31, 2018.

5The Historic Building Energy Efficiency Preservation is funded by California utility customers and administered by Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas®) under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission, through a contract awarded to ICF through December 31, 2018. Program funds 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. SoCalGas does not endorse, qualify or guarantee the work of ICF or any other participating contractors. California customers who choose to participate in this program are not obligated to purchase any additional services offered by ICF.