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SMUD HVAC Rebates

Unlocking Savings and Comfort: The Ultimate Guide to SMUD HVAC Rebates for Sacramento Homeowners

Why Consider a HVAC System Upgrade?

Modern, energy-efficient HVAC systems are engineered to provide superior performance while consuming less energy. This means lower utility bills and a smaller carbon footprint, aligning with both your financial goals and environmental values. Moreover, upgrading your system can lead to improved air quality and temperature regulation, ensuring your home is a sanctuary of comfort regardless of the season.

The Financial Incentives of SMUD Rebates

The SMUD Rebate Program is designed to lighten the financial burden of upgrading to an energy-efficient HVAC system. Homeowners can receive rebates amounting to thousands of dollars, making the initial investment in green technology more accessible and appealing. These rebates are a testament to SMUD's commitment to fostering a greener, more sustainable community in Sacramento.

How to Qualify for SMUD HVAC Rebates

To be eligible for a SMUD rebate requires the installation of a qualifying multi-stage electric heat pump HVAC system by a contractor within the SMUD Contractor Network. Phoenix Energy Solutions is proud to be a part of this network, offering comprehensive support from system selection to rebate application processing.

Our HOME PERFORMANCE PROGRAM and SMUD offer a turnkey, whole-house approach to energy efficiency upgrades.

Upgrades are bundled to deliver greater rebate options and savings. Follow these simple steps to take advantage of SMUD rebates on home performance improvements:

SMUD HVAC Rebates for Home improvements:

If your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system is old, it’s probably inefficient. Replacing it can trim your energy bills and increase the comfort of your home. SMUD offers up to $4,500 in rebates on energy-efficient heat pump heating and cooling systems installed by a qualifying contractor.

If you are going to do multiple improvements, such as a heat pump water heater, a heat pump HVAC system, insulation or a smud thermostat rebate, our Home Performance Program may be for you.

SMUD Contractor Network

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Elevate Your Home's Efficiency with SMUD Rebates

In the heart of Sacramento, homeowners have a golden opportunity to transform their living spaces into bastions of comfort and efficiency.

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) Rebate Program stands as a beacon for those looking to upgrade their heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems. This initiative not only promises to enhance the comfort and air quality of your home but also offers substantial financial incentives that can lead to significant savings on energy bills and maintenance costs over time.

SMUD HVAC Rebates

Rebates – Up to $4,500

Must have a qualifying multi-stage (two-stage or variable-stage) HVAC system installed by a participating contractor in the SMUD Contractor Network.

SMUD Rebate HVAC terms are subject to availability of funding and must be submitted by a qualified participating contractor through the SMUD Contractor Network.

For technical requirements, see tables below.

SMUD AC Rebates

Upgrade Requirements:

Must have a qualifying multi-stage (two-stage or variable-stage) HVAC system installed by a participating contractor in the SMUD Contractor Network.

Rebates are subject to availability of funding and must be submitted by a qualified participating contractor through the SMUD Contractor Network.

SMUD Rebate Questions?

Customers:

  • For questions about the status of your rebate, please email SMUD's Rebate Center or call 916-732-7550.

  • ​For other questions, please email Advanced Home Solutions or call 916-732-5732.

Contractors:

Please contact Efficiency First California at 916-209-5117.

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For technical requirements, see tables below:

Multi-State Electric Heat Pump HVAC Gas-To-Electric Conversion

Measure

SMUD

Rebate

Heat Pump HVAC (Gas-to-Electric)

$3,000

Go Electric Bonus / Panel Upgrade*

$2,500

*Gas-to-electric conversion required to qualify for panel upgrade rebates.

Multi-State Electric Heat Pump HVAC Upgrade

Measure

SMUD

Rebate

Multi Heat Pump HVAC Upgrade

(Electric to Electric)

$750

SMUD Thermostate Rebate

SMUD provides an instant rebate of $50

SMUD (Sacramento Municipal Utility District) offers various rebates for home energy efficiency improvements, including smart thermostats. Here's what you need to know about the SMUD thermostat rebate program:

  1. Instant Rebates: SMUD provides an instant rebate of $50 when you purchase a smart thermostat online at the SMUD Energy Store. This rebate helps you save on the cost of upgrading your thermostat for improved energy efficiency [2].

  2. My Energy Optimizer: By joining SMUD's My Energy Optimizer program, you can get additional incentives. This program is free to join, and it offers $25 off a new smart thermostat when you enroll, along with other benefits [4].

  3. Heating and Cooling Rebates: SMUD also offers substantial rebates for energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. Depending on the type and efficiency of the system you install, you can qualify for rebates of up to $3,500. This is separate from the smart thermostat rebate and encourages overall energy efficiency improvements in your home [5].

SMUD Thermostate Rebate 

Summary

In summary, SMUD provides various rebate opportunities, including instant rebates and long-term savings through programs like My Energy Optimizer and incentives for energy-efficient heating and cooling systems. These initiatives aim to promote energy efficiency and reduce energy consumption in homes.

SMUD Rebate Questions?

Customers:

  • For questions about the status of your rebate, please email SMUD's Rebate Center or call 916-732-7550.

  • ​For other questions, please email Advanced Home Solutions or call 916-732-5732.

Contractors:

Please contact Efficiency First California at 916-209-5117.

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For technical requirements, see tables below:

Multi-State Electric Heat Pump HVAC Gas-To-Electric Conversion

Measure

SMUD

Rebate

Heat Pump HVAC (Gas-to-Electric)

$3,000

Go Electric Bonus / Panel Upgrade*

$2,500

*Gas-to-electric conversion required to qualify for panel upgrade rebates.

Multi-State Electric Heat Pump HVAC Upgrade

Measure

SMUD

Rebate

Multi Heat Pump HVAC Upgrade

(Electric to Electric)

$750

SEAL AND INSULATE

Rebate – $3,000

Air leaks in most houses add up to the equivalent of an open window in your home. Leaky ducts in attics and crawlspaces can account for 20% or more of your home energy losses. Air sealing measures and adding insulation are often the most cost-effective way to improve your home.

Upgrade Requirements:

​Additional incentives for windows are available for Seal and Insulate customers.

  • Requires a minimum of 50 sq. feet of new windows

  • Windows must have minimum ratings of .30 U-factor and 0.25 SHGC

  • NFRC ratings labels must be in-place

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Comprehensive Support from Start to Finish

We, at Phoenix Energy Solutions, are proud participants in the SMUD Contractor Network. Our team specializes in guiding homeowners through the entire process, from selecting the right energy-efficient HVAC system to handling the rebate application process on your behalf. Our goal is to make your transition to a more efficient home as seamless and stress-free as possible.

Beyond HVAC: Expanding Your Energy Efficiency

The SMUD Rebate Program also extends to homeowners looking to make multiple energy-efficient upgrades. Whether you're considering adding a heat pump or installing a new energy-efficient water heater, there may be additional rebates available under SMUD’s Home Performance Program. These opportunities underscore the program's flexibility and commitment to comprehensive home efficiency improvements.

 

The Phoenix Energy Solutions Advantage

Choosing Phoenix Energy Solutions means partnering with a team that has a longstanding history of helping Sacramento homeowners achieve significant savings on heating and cooling. Our expertise in the SMUD rebate program, combined with our commitment to quality installations, positions us as your ideal partner in enhancing your home's efficiency and comfort.

 

Connect with Us Today

To learn more about the SMUD rebate program, the qualifying systems, and how you can benefit from a new, energy-efficient HVAC system, reach out to our team. We're here to provide you with detailed information about the program, our products, and to offer a cost-effective estimate tailored to your specific needs.

Serving the Heart of Sacramento and Beyond

We're honored to serve a wide range of counties in the Sacramento area, including:

  • Butte County

  • El Dorado County

  • Placer County

  • Sacramento County

  • Shasta County

  • Sutter County

  • Tehama County

  • Yuba County

Our commitment extends beyond just installations. We aim to be your lifelong partner in maintaining a comfortable, efficient, and sustainable home. Contact Phoenix Energy Solutions today, and take the first step towards unlocking the full potential of your home with the SMUD Rebate Program.

We offer a streamlined process from initial contact to enjoying the benefits of a new HVAC system with the support of Phoenix Energy Solutions for Solar, Heating and Air Conditioning. Our team is dedicated to ensuring that every step is handled with professionalism and expertise, making your journey towards a more efficient and comfortable home as smooth as possible.

FAQs

  • How much do upgrades cost?
    Costs are dependent on the scope of work, your home’s size and ability to access the work areas; it’s therefore impossible to offer suggested values. Each home requires unique repairs which will trigger different prices.
  • What financing options are typically available?
    In addition to SMUD financing, other options include personal loans or credit cards. We recommend considering the costs and benefits of different financing options to find a solution that best meets your particular situation.
  • Do I qualify for this program when I’m buying a home?
    If you’re in the market to purchase a home, SMUD wants you to know you could qualify for an FHA Energy Efficiency Mortgage Loan and SMUD Home Performance Program rebates. Get more information about Energy Efficient Mortgages through FHA.
  • Why finance energy efficiency measures? What are the benefits?
    SMUD encourages energy efficiency home improvement projects as a solution to help customers manage their energy usage and utility bills. Often, the relatively high initial cost of some measures can be an obstacle for some customers. To help offset these costs, SMUD offers financing for energy efficient upgrades to allow qualified customers to enjoy lower energy bills and increased comfort immediately while paying over time. There are no upfront costs beyond a $100 application fee.
  • How do I apply for financing?
    Customers apply for financing through participating SMUD contractors. The contractor will assist you in filling out the application form and determining the type and amount to finance. Before applying for financing, applicants should ensure that they meet the eligibility requirements.
  • Will you check my credit?
    Yes. When applying for a SMUD loan, we will check your credit rating and bill payment history to assist in determining your eligibility.
  • How long does the SMUD financing process take?
    Financing is approved the same day completed paperwork is submitted.
  • What are the basic loan terms?
    The maximum loan amount for an HPP unsecured loan is currently $30,000 with a maximum loan term of 180 months. Interest rates may vary from time to time, so please check with a participating contractor or contact SMUD Financing at 1-916-732-5472.
  • What is the current annual percentage rate for the SMUD Home Performance unsecured loan?
    The HPP unsecured loan is currently 6.99% APR with no prepayment penalties. Rates are subject to change.
  • Is there a loan application fee?
    A loan application fee of $100 will be charged for a SMUD Home Performance Program loan.
  • Who is eligible for the program?
    The applicant must be the vested owner of the property where the products are to be installed. The owner does not have to reside in the property to be eligible. Loans are not made to tenants renting or leasing the property.
  • What types of dwellings are eligible?
    Single-family homes, town homes, and condominiums qualify. Duplexes, triplexes and quadplexes also qualify with special restrictions. Each unit in these types of buildings must be at least 1000 sq. ft. If not, the rebate is reduced by 50% per unit less than 1000 sq. ft. Apartment complexes of more than four units and mobiles homes are not eligible for this program.
  • Where can I get more information?
    You can contact SMUD’s Advanced Home Solutions line at 1-916-732-5732. Inquiries can also be referred by email to AdvancedHomeSolutions@smud.org for questions on program eligibility, the installation process and a list of participating contractors. for details on SMUD financing, please contact one of our financing professionals at 1-916-732-5472.
  • Can I start the upgrades before my application is approved?
    No. All projects must receive pre-approval prior to beginning construction. Self-installed measures are not allowed within this program and will note receive rebates. To be eligible for financing, the applicant must receive loan approval from SMUD prior to installation of any product(s). SMUD will not finance previously installed products, or products paid for by the customer or financed through another lender.
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