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If you are looking for a home energy audit and efficiency upgrade, a number of options are available to you.
  • Energy Upgrade California is a statewide energy efficiency program which is available to all California homeowners. This exciting new program provides a streamlined web portal for home energy upgrades, available rebates, qualified contractors, and more.               
  • PG&E’s Energy Savings Assistance Program provides income-qualified households with easy, free solutions to help reduce your energy use and save money on your monthly energy bills. Visit the website for details and qualifications.
  • The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is a federally-funded program that helps low-income households with their home energy bills. LIHEAP can help you stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. By doing so, you can reduce the risk of health and safety problems such as illness, fire or eviction. Sacred Heart Community Service operates this energy assistance program for Santa Clara County.
  • For non income qualified residents, a number of options are available for home energy audits and upgrades. Free online home energy analyzers are available. Visit PG&E to access  MyEnergy.

External Home Audit Services
There are many private and non profit audit and retrofit providers. To find qualified contractors near you:
  • Build It Green – Find green building information, tips, and certified GreenPoint Raters.
  • CHEERS - Find qualified Home Energy Rating System Providers near you. 
  • CalCERTS - Find qualified Home Energy Rating System Providers near you.            

Learn More and Go Further
Whether you’re a renter or homeowner, you can achieve significant savings on your electricity bill by taking simple, free and low-cost steps. Follow the Home Energy Saving Tips to find hidden savings opportunities throughout your home. Borrow a Kill A Watt™ meter at any public library in Santa Clara County to find out how much your electronics and electric appliances are contributing to your monthly bill. To learn more about the energy efficiency resources and opportunities available to you, we invite you to explore the following pages:
This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by PG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.