Expired and Suspended Rebates: A Look Back and Forward
Understanding the evolution of energy-efficiency incentives can provide valuable insights into future opportunities. In this article, we explore some of the expired and suspended rebate programs that have helped homeowners transition to cleaner and more efficient energy sources.
Overview of Expired and Suspended Rebate Programs
The following rebate programs were once available but have either expired or been suspended for various reasons:
- TECH Clean California
- Comfortable Home Rebate
TECH Clean California
Launched in December 2021, TECH Clean California was a $120 million initiative designed to accelerate the adoption of clean heating technology in California homes. The program aimed to help the state achieve carbon neutrality by 2045 by reducing the carbon footprint of single and multifamily homes. Unfortunately, the funding for PG&E was suspended on May 13th, 2022.
Comfortable Home Rebate
The Comfortable Home Rebates program was a whole-home, deep retrofit program following building science principles to improve building enclosures and HVAC systems. The program ended on October 23rd, 2022.
Eligible upgrades include:
Learning from the Past and Preparing for the Future
While these rebate programs are no longer active, they provide valuable lessons on the importance of staying informed about the latest incentives and taking advantage of them while they last. It's crucial to remain vigilant and be prepared to act quickly when new rebate opportunities arise.
Subscribe to newsletters, visit energy efficiency websites, and follow social media channels dedicated to rebates and incentives to stay up-to-date on the latest developments. At Balanced Comfort, our California Rebate Programs page gives you updates on rebates in our region.
Gather all necessary documentation, such as energy bills and proof of equipment purchase, to ensure you're ready to apply when new rebate opportunities become available.
Consult with Professionals
Collaborate with professionals, such as energy consultants and tax advisors, to make informed decisions about which rebates and incentives are most suitable for your home.
In conclusion, expired and suspended rebate programs offer insights into the past and guidance for the future. By staying informed and prepared, homeowners can take full advantage of new rebate opportunities as they emerge, contributing to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future.