Save Energy in Your Home
There are so many resources and tools to help you save energy and money in your home. Check out the programs below to find one that is right for you.
Sign up for HomeIntel’s Smart Audit, a web-based tool that analyzes your smart meter data to determine your home’s unique energy profile and creates a custom energy savings plan. This program is available at no cost to Peninsula Clean Energy and PG&E customers.
County library users can borrow a "Check it Out! Energy and Water Savings Toolkit" from any community public library in San Mateo County. Outfitted with tools, supplies, and a user-friendly guide, the toolkits can help residents perform a basic assessment of their home energy and water use. Anyone with a library card in San Mateo County can check out a toolkit, just as they would a book.
The Home Energy Score is a program developed by the US Department of Energy that provides a rating of your home. Your final report will provide you with a baseline of your energy use, suggestions for improvements for efficiency and information on available rebate programs.
Rebates for Energy Efficiency Upgrades
Save energy and money with rebates for energy efficiency upgrades. Explore rebates available from PG&E for energy efficient appliances including qualifying smart thermostats. Through the BayREN Home+ program get rebates for air sealing, duct sealing, insulation and more.
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Financing
Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs present an innovative financing solution to help reduce the upfront costs of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects. By allowing property owners to spread the cost of a project over many years as part of the owner’s annual property tax payments, PACE programs make renewable energy and energy efficiency projects more affordable for property owners interested in saving energy and reducing their utility bills. The City of San Mateo has authorized the following PACE program providers: AllianceNRG, Dividend, HERO, PaceFunding, Renew Financial and YGrene.