When you install a heat pump in San Mateo County, you may be eligible for Peninsula Clean Energy’s Rebate Program. It is a part of the BayRen Home+ program, which has provided rebates for energy efficiency upgrades in the nine counties of the Bay Area. Through the Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) program, you can receive a rebate for a heat pump water heater (HPWH) or heat pump heating ventilation and air conditioning (HP HVAC) upgrade.
What Is a Heat Pump Rebate?
Launched on January 1, 2021, these rebates are available on a first-come, first-serve basis and while funds last. The Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) Home+ program offers homeowners incentives to perform energy-efficient upgrades that also improve comfort and indoor air quality. Eligible customers can receive a total rebate of up to $5,000. The Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) and BayRen Home+ rebates can be combined but not exceed the cost of any individual upgrade.
The Peninsula Clean Energy rebates are as follows:
- Heat Pump Water Heater Replacement for a Gas Water Heater: $3,000+$1000 additional rebate by choosing IRBIS (One rebate per unit replaced, with a limit of two water heater rebates per account).
- Heat Pump Water Heater Replacement for an Electric Resistance Water Heater: $500 (One rebate per unit and a limit of two rebates per account).
- Heat Pump HVAC Replacement for a Gas Heater/Furnace: $3,500+$1000 additional rebate by choosing IRBIS (One rebate per condensing or packaged unit; maximum amount of $7,000 per account).
BayREN rebates include:
Who Is Eligible?
The eligibility requirements for a heat pump rebate include:
- You own the residence in which upgrades are installed.
- Your home was built in 2016 or earlier.
- An upgrade was installed on or after October 1, 2022.
- An existing electric resistance water heater or gas tank/tankless water heater is being replaced.
- HPWHs of all sizes, voltage, or amperage levels qualify (including unitary or split models).
- An HP HVAC must replace a gas heater/furnace, whether It’s packaged, split, or mini/multi-split system.
- An HP HVAC must include a heat pump component and replace an existing gas heater/water heater.
How to Receive the Rebates?
If you’re working with a BayREN Participating Contractor, they will complete the rebate forms and obtain your signature for each. These include the Peninsula Clean Energy customer participation agreement. The contractor will then submit the application, which a program administrator will review and process before forwarding it to PCE. Payment is issued by PCE while rebates from BayREN and PCE are sent separately.
We’re Here to Help You Save
At IRBIS, our team ensures all customers have access to rebates and other opportunities to save on energy efficiency upgrades. We provide high-quality heat pump installation, repair, and maintenance as well. Schedule an appointment online or call 669-266-5464 to learn more.
How It Works
With our specialist via phone call or schedule online.
Whole House Inspection
We will inspect the heating, air conditioning system, ductwork, thermostat, air flow delivery, carbon monoxide and electrical components check.
We build options that are designed for your family needs.
Planning/Obtaining a City Permit
Our Inspection coordinator will work with HOA/City to get the city permits and schedule further inspections.
Performing the Work
Our licensed team of technicians will ensure to complete the work by IRBIS standards.
We will provide you a detailed report of completed work with pictures.