SoCalGas - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs (California)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place California

Name SoCalGas - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Furnaces, Water Heaters, Tankless Water Heater
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Clothes Washer: $35

Dishwasher: $30
Storage Water Heater: $30 or $75 (.62 EF)
Gas Furnace: $200
Attic and Wall Insulation: $0.15/sq. ft.
Tankless Water Heater: $300 or $400

Equipment Requirements Appliances must be Energy Star qualified

Attic Insulation: existing insulation must be R-11 or less; new insulation must be R-30 (or R-19 if less than 24" of attic clearance)
Wall Insulation: existing walls must be uninsulated; new insulation must be R-13 or greater
Natural Gas Furnace: 92% Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE)
Tankless Water Heater: Must be a replacement and be above .82 Energy Factor(EF)
Natural Gas Storage Water Heaters: 0.62 EF or greater

Start Date 2010-01-01
Expiration Date 2012-12-31

Program Administrator Southern California Gas Company

References DSIRE[1]


The Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) Home Energy Efficiency Rebate Program offers cash rebates on qualifying energy-efficiency upgrades or improvements made to single family homes, multi-family apartments, or attached residential units (maximum of four). Prescriptive rebates are available for qualifying Energy Star dishwashers, clothes washers and water heaters. These appliance rebates can be redeemed at the point of sale through participating retailers. If the equipment is bought at a non-participating retailer, mail-in rebates are available. Mail-in rebates are also available for central natural gas furnaces, attic and wall insulation, and tankless water heaters. Eligible equipment must meet the specifications listed by SoCalGas. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are depleted. Customers should contact SoCalGas prior to purchasing an eligible improvement to ensure that there is adequate funding.

Residents of Palm Desert may qualify for additional incentives. Visit the web site for more information.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Program Administrator
Department Southern California Gas Company
Division Residential Programs
Address P.O. Box 129016
Place San Diego, California
Zip/Postal Code 92112-9016
Phone (888) 431-2226


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"