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.
Energy efficient home improvements covered under this program are listed below (certain efficiency standards apply, see application for more details):
- Central Air Conditioning
- Gas Fired Warm Air Furnace
- Gas Fired Steam Boilers
- Gas Fired Hot Water Boilers
- Electric Hot Water Heaters
- Gas Storage Water Heaters
- Gas Fired Instantaneous Hot Water Heaters
- Gas Conversion Burners
- Indirect Water Heater (attached to a gas fired boiler)
- Attic Insulation
- Wall Insulation
- Floor Insulation
- Basement Insulation
- Heating and Hot Water Piping Insulation
- Rim Joist Insulation
- Replacement Windows
- Replacement Doors
- Programmable and/or Wifi Thermostat
- Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
- Solar Hot Water Heater
- Mini-split/Ducted Air Source Heat Pumps
In order to qualify for financial assistance a homeowner may have to completed a home energy audit. Learn how to receive a home energy audit for free.
Solar: 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.