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Energy Assistance Program

Whether you rent or own, you could be eligible to receive free energy-efficient home improvements that can make your home more comfortable and save you money now and for years to come. With our Energy Savings Assistance program, you may be eligible to receive low- or no-cost products and installation:

• Attic insulation
• Energy-efficient lighting
• Door weather-stripping
• Replacement of qualified appliances*
• Caulking
• Minor home repairs
• Low-flow showerheads

* Existing appliances must meet age requirements to qualify for replacement. Co-pay may be required for landlords who own appliances and pay tenant utility bill.

How Can We Help You

We stride for superb customer service and want to have an excellent experience with us.

Safety

Our specialists wear masks throughout the duration of the assessment and keep distanced as much as possible.

Basic Installation Items

LED Lights Bulbs, Smart Power Strips, Smart Thermostat, Faucet Aerators and more.

Energy Education

We provide comprehensive energy education during the assessment.

Additional Services

As part of ESA, you may be eligible for additional services, such as weather-stripping, appliance replacement and an assessment from a gas technician.

Benefits of Participating

There are several benefits to enrolling into ESA

ESA is offered at no cost to income qualifying customers.

Less energy usage = less carbon footprint.

As part of our visit, we provide you with energy education for you to know more ways to save energy.

By using energy products and energy enhancements to the home, you can expect to save money on your energy bill.

Keep your home cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter.

Our expert specialists do a thorough assessment of your home’s energy needs.

How the Program Works

Once we receive your application, one of our Energy Savings Assistance program contractor will visit your home and help you determine if you are eligible for the program and help you complete all the necessary paperwork.

If you’re accepted, your contractor will come back out again for installation of home improvements, and you may receive an additional inspection of your new improvements.

Find Out if You Qualify

Eligibility for the no-cost energy efficient home improvement program is based on income and household size or by your household participation in certain public assistance programs.

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Qualifying Public Assistance Programs:

  • Medicaid/Medi-Cal for Families A & B
  • CalFresh (food stamps) SNAP
  • Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
  • Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
  • Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
  • National School Lunch Program (NSLP)
  • Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)
  • Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
  • CalWORKs (TANF) or Tribal TANF

Qualifying Income Levels

You may qualify based on household size and total current household income*=Total income of all persons living in your house, condo or apartment.

Household Size Maximum Combined Annual Income
1
$36,450
2
$49,300
3
$62,150
4
$75,000
5
$87,850
6
$100,700
7
$113,550
8
$126,400
Each additional member
+$12,850

* Total household income is all taxable and non-taxable revenues, from all household members, from whatever sources derived, including but not limited to: wages, salaries, interest, dividends, spousal and child support payments; public assistance payments, Social Security and pensions, rental income, income from self-employment, and all employment-related non-cash income.

Energy Saving Tips

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Heating and Cooling Your Home

  • Keep your heater at 68°F or lower in winter; 55°F at night.
  • When using the heater, use a ceiling fan on a gentle speed and reverse direction to help distribute the heat evenly.
  • Before turning on your air conditioner, try using a room fan, and you may feel up to 5°F cooler.
  • Keep your air conditioner thermostat at 78°F or higher in summer; 85°F when away

Household Laundry

  • The average family with a top load washer could save as much as $120 annually simply by washing their clothes in cold water.
  • Use a clothes line when possible.
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Refrigerator Use

  • By following your refrigerator’s user manual for proper maintenance, you can save energy.
  • Do not put hot, or warm food in the refrigerator or freezer – wait for it to cool down.
  • Set temperature settings to 38° to 42°F in the refrigerator section and 0°F in the freezer section; use a portable refrigerator thermostat if needed.

Stove Use

  • Match the right size pot, or pan, to the appropriate burner.
  • Never use the stove to heat your home
  • Cover your pots and pans when cooking or boiling
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Microwave Use

  • Use a microwave oven for simple cooking and reheating of food.
  • Covering dishes reduces cooking time and eliminates splatters.
  • Use the microwave on hot days to avoid producing excessive heat from the conventional oven.