Limited-time rebate offers new options to earn $1,500 for energy improvements
OAKLAND, Calif. – January 3, 2013 — For a limited time, Alameda County homeowners looking to lower their utility bills and enhance home comfort can qualify for $1,500 in rebates for energy-saving home improvements through Flex Package. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis to owners of single-family homes in Alameda County, and are offered through Energy Upgrade California.
To qualify for Flex Package, homeowners must simply install two or more qualifying measures with a combined point value of 100 or greater using an Energy Upgrade California Participating Contractor. More advanced improvements are worth more points.
Qualifying Flex Package energy efficiency measures include:
- Replace heat pump (85 points)
- Install wall insulation (70 points)
- Install ENERGY STAR windows (60 points)
- Replace central air conditioner (40 points)
- Install programmable thermostat (5 points)
- Wrap hot water heating pipes (5 points)
- Install efficient lighting fixtures (5 points)
“For Alameda County homeowners considering home improvements in the new year, the Flex Package is a great reason to incorporate energy efficiency upgrades at the same time,” said Wendy Sommer, Principal Program Manager at StopWaste.Org, the local government agency that is leading Energy Upgrade California in Alameda County. “Flex Package offers homeowners the flexibility to choose the energy improvements that make the most sense for their home and budget and to earn $1,500 in rebates.” For more information about Flex Package and a list of Energy Upgrade California Participating Contractors, visit AlamedaFlex.Org.
About Energy Upgrade California
Energy Upgrade California™ is a program of the California Public Utilities Commission in collaboration with the California Energy Commission, California counties, cities, nonprofit organizations, and the state’s investor-owned utilities. Funding comes from the utilities' ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission in addition to incremental funding from the Department of Energy.
StopWaste.Org is a public agency responsible for reducing the waste stream in Alameda County. The agency helps cities, business, schools and residents reduce waste through source reduction and recycling, market development, technical assistance and public education. StopWaste.Org is governed jointly by two boards, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority and the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board.