FutureFit Homes Rebates Available Now!
Get up to $8,000 in rebates for upgrading to new electric home appliances. Plus, additional rebates of $5,000 for income-qualified customers. Make sure to apply for your rebate before the appliance is installed.
Get pumped for heat pumps!
Silicon Valley Clean Energy customers can receive rebates to remove polluting methane gas out of their homes and make the switch to clean, electric appliances. Gas water heaters and space heating systems are typically a home’s biggest source of emissions, and they contribute to poor air quality in your home and community. The FutureFit Homes Program was created to help SVCE customers take steps towards home electrification.
Want to learn about the benefits of all electric appliances? Visit eHub. Ready to apply for a rebate and start your installation? Read on!
What rebates are available?
SVCE rebates are available for single-family homes, accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and multi-family homes (4 dwelling units or fewer) swapping out existing equipment, not for completely new building construction. Each dwelling unit is eligible for one rebate per appliance type. See the Participant Agreement for more details and the Appliance Specifications to confirm your project is eligible.
SVCE will award rebates up to the dollar amounts described below. Rebates are not to exceed project costs.
|Heat Pump Water Heaters (HPWH) – gas replacement||$2,000|
|Heat Pump Water Heaters – electric resistance replacement||$1,000|
|Heat Pump Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning system (HP HVAC) – gas furnace replacement||$2,500|
Additional rebate add-ons
To be eligible for the add-ons, you must install either the heat pump water heater or a heat pump HVAC system. Prewiring for future electric appliance upgrades, such as an electric vehicle charger, allows a customer to efficiently address the home’s complete electric system upgrade at one time. You can’t get a water heater prewiring rebate and a heat pump water heater rebate.
|Prewiring for future electric appliances||$500 per circuit, up to $2,000 for 4 circuits|
|Main panel upgrade||$1,000|
|All-Electric bonus for removal of the gas meter||$500|
Income-qualified customers, including those enrolled in CARE/FERA, can receive an additional $1,000 per rebate, including all rebate add-ons. Please see the Income Qualifications to confirm your eligibility.
Receiving rebates from other programs, such as the BayREN Home Rebates Program, will not impact your rebate amount from SVCE. We encourage you to check out their resources.
Please note that other rebate programs may have different rules, including equipment eligibility, contractor requirements, and rebate applications, so be sure to read the fine print before starting your project.
BayREN has rebates available for all-electric technologies such as:
- Heat pump water heater
- Heat pump HVAC heating, ventilation, and air conditioning
- Induction stovetop
- Heat pump dryer
- Efficiency measures, including air sealing and insulation
Use The Switch is On incentive finder tool for information about state incentives available to you.
The TECH program offers $1000 incentives for HP HVAC systems. You must use a TECH-enrolled contractor, and the rebate is paid to the contractor.
If you are installing multiple electric appliances at once and going all-electric, you may be eligible for the Smart-Energy Homes rebates. Incentives up to $5,500 are available for single-family homes, ADUs, and multi-family dwellings.
Enhanced tax credits provided by the federal Inflation Reduction Act are now available. Households can claim a tax credit for 30% of eligible home energy upgrade costs, up to $3,200 annually, depending on the project.
In addition, for those who are income-qualified, federal rebates will be available in early 2024 after guidelines are developed.
How it Works
STEP 1: Reserve Your SVCE Rebate.
Submit a completed Rebate Application below. After submitting the Rebate Application, you will receive an email from SVCEprograms@smud.org with an approval status and if approved, your rebate will be reserved for up to 120 days.
The Rebate Application must be approved before the appliance is installed. You will not be eligible to receive the rebate if you install your appliance before you apply.
STEP 2: Start & Complete Your Home Upgrade.
- Equipment: Review the SVCE Appliance Specifications to learn about the program guidelines and ensure your appliance is eligible for a rebate. Use the Appliances Assistant to shop for efficient electric equipment or visit your own retailer of choice.
- Contractor: Check out our Find a Contractor web page to connect with local installers who have experience installing all-electric appliances. We recommend you do some research and get a few quotes. You can use any contractor of your choice and do not have to use a contractor from our list of resources in order to qualify for the SVCE rebate.
- Permitting: Make sure to apply for the right building permits with your city or county. Your contractor can help with the permitting process too.
- Gas meter removal: To make modifications to your gas service, please contact PG&E at 1-877-743-7782 or file an application at www.pge.com/newconstruction
- Changes to your rebate: If there are changes to your home upgrade that will impact your rebate claim, please make sure to reach out to SVCEprograms@smud.org
If you are interested in additional BayREN rebates, please reach out to a BayREN contractor or visit the BayREN website prior to beginning your project. Your BayREN contractor will help you apply for BayREN rebates.
STEP 3: Request Your SVCE Rebate.
After completing your appliance upgrade and receiving your permit approval, submit a Rebate Claim below.
You will be asked to provide photos of your newly installed equipment, proof of project costs including details on each prewiring circuit if applicable, proof of gas meter removal, if applicable, and the permit document(s) signed and dated by your City or County inspector to claim your rebate.
STEP 4: Receive Your SVCE Rebate.
After submitting the Rebate Claim, you will receive an email notification that we have received it. We will then issue the rebate and mail it to you or to your contractor, whichever is your preference. Please note that it takes approximately four weeks for rebate checks to arrive in the mail.
Rebate Reservation Application
Have your PG&E account number and a photo of your existing appliance(s) (water heater, furnace, gas meter, or electric panel with the visible Main Disconnect/Service Disconnect switch, if applicable) handy. You’ll also be asked to review and sign our Participant Agreement which is included in the Rebate Application.
Click on the link below to reserve a rebate.
Use the form below to request rebate payment after your appliance(s) has been installed and inspected by your City or County.
– BayREN Home+ Program – https://www.bayren.org/single-family-home