Energy Efficiency


Energy Efficiency Home Upgrades


Energy Savings Assistance Program (Homeowners and Renters)

Program Administrator:

  • Southern California Edison (SCE)

Description:

  • The Energy Savings Assistance Program (ESA) provides no-cost weatherization services to low-income households who meet the CARE income guidelines.
  • Services provided include attic insulation, energy efficient refrigerators, energy efficient furnaces, weatherstripping, caulking, low-flow showerheads, water heater blankets, and door and building envelope repairs which reduce air infiltration.
  • Energy Education and Resource Guide

Eligibility:

  • To be eligible for the program, you must meet the following qualifications:
    • Be a homeowner or renter who receives electric services through a residential meter
    • Have an active SCE service account
    • Meet the program eligibility requirements, including the installation requirements
  • Meet either of the qualifications listed below:
    • You can qualify for the ESA Program if you or someone in your home participates in at least one of the eligible public assistance programs listed below:
      • Medi-Cal/Medicaid
      • CalFresh/SNAP (Food Stamps)
      • CalWorks (TANF)/Tribal TANF
      • WIC
      • Medi-Cal for Families (Healthy Families A&B)
      • LIHEAP
      • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
      • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
      • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
      • Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
    • You can also qualify if you meet the income guideline qualifications listed in this chart:

ESAP Income Guidelines

wdt_ID Household Size Income Eligibility Upper Limit
1 1-2 $33,820
2 3 $42,660
3 4 $51,500
4 5 $60,340
5 6 $69,180
6 7 $78,020
7 8 $86,860
8 Each Additional Person $8,840

* Effective June 1, 2019 to May 31, 2020

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Low-Income Weatherization Program’s (LIWP) Multi-Family Energy Efficiency & Renewables Program

Program Administrator:

Description:

  • The California Low Income Weatherization Program (LIWP), funded by the California Department of Community Services and Development, supports owners and residents to lower utility costs, save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in multifamily properties.
  • Incentives: Covers approximately 30 to 100 percent of energy efficiency upgrade and 50 to 100 percent of solar installations.
  • Free Support: Property assessments, design assistance and contractor coordination.

Eligibility:

  • Property eligibility requirements:
  • Be located in or within a half mile of a CalEnviroScreen 3.0 disadvantaged community (DAC)
  • Contain at least five units
  • Meet affordability requirement of at least 66% of households at or below 80 percent of Area Median Income
  • Install cost-effective energy improvements that create at least 15 percent savings above existing conditions

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California Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)Weatherization

Program Administrator:

  • The administrator of LIHEAP in Paramount is the Pacific Asian Consortium of Employment (PACE LA).  It is funded by the Federal Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program through the State of California’s Department of Community Services and Development.

Description:

  • ​LIHEAP provides assistance to eligible low-income households with the goal of managing and meeting their immediate home heating and/or cooling needs.
  • There are several portions of the program that help accomplish this goal, such as:
  • LIHEAP Weatherization provides free energy efficiency upgrades to low-income households to lower their monthly utility bills while also improving the health and safety of the household’s occupants.

Eligibility:

  • Priority is given to the elderly, disabled, and families with young children who meet the low-income eligibility requirements. 

2020 LIHEAP Income Eligibility

wdt_ID Household Size Monthly Income
1 1 $2,296.93
2 2 ​$3,003.67
3 3 $3,710.42​
4 4 $4,417.17
5 5 $5,123.91
6 6 $5,830.66
7 7 $5,963.18
8 8 $6,095.69
9 9 $6,228.21
10 10 $6,360.72
  • ​Eligibility for services may vary depending on sources of income and other factors. Please contact your local energy agency to determine your eligibility.

Apply:

  • Attach ALL required documentation listed in application to your application and submit to PACE:
    • By Mailing in a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
      • PACE HEAP, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900E, Los Angeles, CA 90017 
      • -OR- Hand deliver your forms and copies to the office, Monday -Friday from 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM.
  • For more information: 
    • Call any of the lines below: 
      • (213) 989-3236  –  English/Spanish
      • (213) 989-3173  –  English/Spanish
      • (213) 989-3236  –  English/Spanish
      • (213) 989-3183  –  English
      • (213) 989-3250  –  English
      • (213) 989-3246  – English/ Armenian/Russian
      • (213) 353-1228  –  24 Hour Recorded Message Information Line
  • Or visit the office:
    • PACE Energy, 1055 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 900E (9th Floor), Los Angeles, CA 90017
    • Open Monday–Friday: 8:00am–3:00pm

PACE Financing in Paramount

Program Administrator:

  • Administered by Team All Star Construction, funded by the Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy.

Description:

  • PACE Financing in Paramount, enables homeowners to install energy efficiency, renewable energy, and water-saving improvements to their properties without putting any money down. Under PACE, homeowners in Paramount may work with County approved program administrators to finance these home improvements.
  • A unique financing tool, PACE allows Paramount to issue a bond to a lender, which secures funding for the installation of energy and water efficiency, and renewable energy projects that are permanently fixed to the property. Homeowners then repay financing annually through and assessment on their property tax bill.
  • PACE financing in Paramount enhances home values, lowers homeowners’ energy bills, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and creates green jobs in Paramount.

Eligibility:

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Residential Direct Install

Program Administrator:

  • Funded by California utility customers and administered by SoCalGas

Description:

  • The program provides no-cost energy improvements to eligible customers to help make their homes more comfortable and conserve energy, which could lead to lower utility bills. If the customer decides to further their energy savings efforts, the program reduces the amount of money a customer needs to invest to participate in single-family or multifamily home upgrade programs.
  • Available energy-saving services may include:
    • Smart thermostat (installation & setup)
    • Duct sealing and testing
    • Smart thermostat with Common Wire C (installation & setup)
    • Tub spout & thermostatic shut-off showerhead
    • Faucet aerators
    • Thermostatic shower valve
    • Low-flow showerheads

Eligibility:

  • The program is available to renters and homeowners living in single-family and multifamily dwellings.
  • Program services are provided by authorized vendors who are not employees of SoCalGas® or Sempra Utilities, but are under contract with SoCalGas to deliver program services.
  • A qualified contractor will assess your home for energy-saving services and program eligibility. A minimum of 3 improvements must be installed.

Apply:

  • 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.
  • Email RESDI@socalgas.com for information about how to apply.

Mobile Home Upgrade Program

Program Administrator:

  • This Program is funded by California utility ratepayers and administered by Southern California Edison (SCE) through a contract awarded to Synergy Companies.

Description:

  • Schedule a free evaluation of your mobile or manufactured home. SCE will send an energy specialist to identify opportunities for you to save on your electricity bills. Some common upgrades include:
    • Sealing air ducts
    • Installing efficient light fixtures and bulbs
    • Insulating water heaters and piping
  • SCE will provide free supplies and installation to help you make the upgrades they recommend.

Eligibility:

  • To qualify for this program, your mobile home or the mobile home community you own or manage must have an active SCE service account and be fully constructed and occupied.

Apply:

  • This program is available on a first-come, first-served basis until allocated funds are depleted or the program is terminated.
  • If you’re ready to get started, call Synergy Companies at 1-888-988-9829 to schedule a free evaluation of your mobile home.
  • They will send an energy specialist to identify opportunities for you to save and will provide free supplies and installation to help you make your energy upgrades.

Energy Efficient Appliances Rebates


SoCalGas Marketplace

Program Administrator:

  • SoCalGas

Description:

  • SoCalGas Marketplace is an online tool that features incentives for energy-efficient home appliances and consumer electronics.
  • Browse through thousands of models, read user reviews, locate local retailers and see which of them are eligible for rebates.

Eligibility:

  • SoCalGas Customers

Amount:

  • Natural Gas Dryer ($50 rebate)
  • Tankless Water Heater ($400 to $600 rebate)
  • Wall or Attic Insulation ($0.30/sq. ft. rebate for wall insulation and $0.15/sq. ft. rebate for attic insulation)
  • Water Heater ($175 rebate)
  • Pool Heater ($300 to $750 rebate)
  • Furnace ($150 to $400 rebate)

Apply:


Electric Lawn Mower Rebate

Program Administrator:

  • South Coast Air Quality Management District

Description:

  • SCAQMD has established a residential Electric Lawn Mower Rebate Program to offset the cost of an electric lawn mower.
  • Through the Electric Lawn Mower Rebate Program, participants can purchase a new electric lawn mower either online or from a manufacturer-authorized retailer or dealer, including hardware and home improvement stores.  The program will allow residents to turn in their old gasoline lawn mower to an approved dismantler for permanent destruction and receive a rebate based on the purchase price of a new battery-operated electric lawn mower.
  • Frequently Asked Questions 
  • Electric Lawn Mower Rebate Program Flyer: English, Spanish. Chinese, Korean

Amount:

  • The Electric Lawn Mower Rebate Program will provide up to $250 towards the cost of the battery electric lawn mower.

Eligibility:

  • This program will be available to residents within the SCAQMD’s four-county jurisdiction.
  • The electric lawn mower purchased must be new, not used or previously owned or factory reconditioned. It has to be a zero-emission electric, battery-powered lawn mower.  Corded electric mowers are not eligible.  It must also be a push or self-propelled mower specified for residential use and have a minimum one-year manufacturer warranty.

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Turf Replacement Program

Program Administrator:

  • Metropolitan Water District

Description:

  • Metropolitan Water District’s Turf Replacement Program is being offered as a new program designed to promote water use reduction and sustainability. Following the success of other incentive programs focusing on landscaping and turf grass removal, the Turf Replacement Program aims to combine turf removal, irrigation modification and rainwater retention or filtration to support reuse or soil absorption of rainwater.
  • The Turf Replacement Program takes a multi-pronged approach to maximize water utilization and conservation. Removing turf grass is one of the most water-conscious adjustments a homeowner can make to reduce water usage and associated costs. Converting irrigation systems to drip, hand-watering or installing water-efficient micro-spray systems or rotating nozzles ensures that landscape watering is as efficient as possible. Finally, the addition of a sustainable approach in the new landscape works to reduce or prevent wasteful runoff through the use of a rainwater capture or filtration system.
  • Every turf replacement project will include:
  • 3 California Friendly® plants per 100 square feet of area transformed
  • A stormwater retention feature
  • Permeable hardscape
  • Replacement or modification of overhead spray sprinklers
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility:

  • To receive a reservation for a turf replacement rebate, you must have existing turf. If your project has already been started or completed, you are not eligible for a rebate.
  • Check with your local city or water agency, or verify participation by visiting the Estimate My Rebate page.
  • All turf replacement projects must be within the Metropolitan Water District’s service area in order to qualify for rebate.
  • Before you begin your project or remove any turf, you must apply for and receive approval to proceed, which is a reservation of funds.
  • If you begin or complete your project prior to receiving a reservation, you are not eligible for a rebate.
  • The project area eligible for a rebate is defined as the area with existing turf to be removed and where the required program features will be installed. Plants and other required elements which are installed outside of the project area will not count towards the program requirements.

Amount:

  • Metropolitan Water District is offering a rebate of $2.00 or more per square foot for up to 5,000 square feet of converted yard per year.

Apply:

  • Approval of applications will be on a first-come, first-served basis and is subject to funding availability. Submittal of a reservation request or application does not guarantee approval or payment.
  • Apply for a Turf Replacement Rebate here. 
  • For more information, visit bewaterwise.com

CLEANair Furnace Rebate Program

Program Administrator:

  • South Coast Air Quality Management District, implemented by Electric & Gas Industries Association (EGIA)

Description:

  • Approximately 150,000 natural-gas-fired furnaces are installed each year throughout the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) region. These furnaces emit nitrogen oxides (NOx), an air pollutant that contributes to the formation of smog and particulate matter. Rule 1111 sets emission limits for these furnaces in an effort to reduce the NOx emissions from these devices.
  • SCAQMD continuously strives to improve the quality of the air you breathe and is sponsoring a program that provides a rebate to residents who purchase and install a compliant furnace that meets the SCAQMD Rule 1111 NOx emission limit. By replacing your furnace with an SCAQMD Qualified, Ultra-Low NOx furnace, you will be an essential part of this effort to reduce emissions and meet the goal of improved air quality within the SCAQMD jurisdiction.
  • Frequently Asked Questions

Eligibility:

  • Applicants in single-family residences, multi-family properties or small commercial buildings within SCAQMD’s service area who purchase and install SCAQMD-qualified gas-fired furnaces are eligible to apply.
  • Visit the Qualified Furnace List to see if your furnace qualifies for a rebate. As new Ultra-Low NOx furnaces become qualified by SCAQMD, those qualified brands and model numbers will be added to the list.

Amount:

  • The rebate to consumers is $500 per unit for the first 6,000 compliant furnaces that are purchased and installed, $300 for the remaining compliant condensing furnaces and $200 for the remaining compliant non-condensing, weatherized and mobile home furnaces.
  • The rebate program is expected to end on December 31, 2021 or when the funds are exhausted, whichever occurs first. The program may be extended if there are funds remaining after December 31, 2021.

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