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Residential Energy Conservation Program

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0% Interest Assistance for Qualifying Energy Efficiency Projects

HG&E’s Residential Energy Conservation Program can provide homeowners with the money they need to make energy-saving improvements to their homes. This program provides financial assistance at 0% interest for the implementation of approved energy efficient measures.  Financial assistance is repayable over a period of up to five years and repayment charges are conveniently placed on your HG&E monthly bill.  A one-time processing fee of $100 does apply.

Single Family Homes:  Can receive a maximum of $5,000 at 0% interest.
Owner Occupied, Multi-Family Dwellings:  Dwellings with four or fewer units can receive a maximum of $10,000 at 0% interest with a maximum assistance level of $5,000 per unit.
Solar: Can receive Up to $10,000 of financial assistance at 0% interest and repayable over a period of 10 years is available for residential solar installations.  Note that solar financial assistance is available in addition to assistance for energy efficient home improvements, but maximum outstanding assistance granted to a customer is capped at a total of $10,000.

Energy efficient home improvements covered under this program are listed below (certain efficiency standards apply, see application for more details):

HEATING & COOLING

Equipment Type Requirements
Central Air Conditioning SEER 14.5 or greater
Gas Fired Warm Air Furnace AFUE Rating >95%
Gas Fired Steam Boilers AFUE Rating >82%
Gas Fired Hot Water Boilers AFUE Rating >90%
Mini-split/Ducted Air Source Heat Pumps SEER > 16
Mini-Split/Ductless Heat Pump SEER > 18
Programmable and/or Wi-Fi Thermostat  

DOMESTIC HOT WATER

Equipment Type Requirements
Electric Hot Water Heaters Energy Factor of 2.0 or higher
Gas Storage Water Heaters Energy Factor of 0.67 or higher
Indirect Water Heater* Attached to a Gas Fired Boiler
Solar Hot Water Heater SEF > 1.8 for electric back-up
SEF > 1.2 for gas back-up

BUILDING SHELL

Item Requirements
Attic insulation* Final R-value shall not exceed R60 (should be between R49-R60, no lower than R38)
Wall insulation* Final R-value shall not exceed R15 (must be between R13-R15)
Floor insulation* Final R-value shall not exceed R30 (must be between R25-R30)
Basement insulation* Below grade wall should not exceed R25 (must be between R20-R25)
Heating & Hot Water Piping Insulation*
Rim Joist Insulation*
Replacement Windows* Energy Star Rated and U- Factor of .30 or less
Replacement Doors* Energy Star Rated, U-Factors Levels:
Opaque < 0.21
Less than or equal to ½-Lite < 0.27
Greater than ½-Lite < 0.32

RENEWABLE ENERGY

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Up to $10,000  -  Note that solar financial assistance is available in addition to assistance for energy efficient home improvements, but maximum outstanding assistance granted to a customer is capped at a total of $10,000.

*Energy audit required for building shell improvements and indirect water heater installation. Learn how to receive a home energy audit for free.

Get started by reviewing the step-by-step guide and program application

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