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Rebate Programs

Riverside Public Utility’s rebate program goes by the name of GreenRiverside. My SCE clients are going to be a little Green with envy, (pun intended) once the read about the amazing program RPU has for its customers. They have incentives for air conditioning systems, ductwork, duct sealing and attic insulation to just mention a few. Plus they offer a whole house program wherein you can receive up to 250% of the listed rebate amount.

Residential Air Conditioning Rebate Program

Qualified Products Rating Rebate
Central Air Conditioning Units & Heat Pumps 15 SEER to 15.9 SEER
16 SEER or greater
$150 per ton
$250 per ton
HVAC Tune Up
(must include refrigerant level check)
  $25
Whole house evaporative cooler   $150
Wall/window room evaporative cooler
$50
Smart programmable thermostat Wi-Fi enabled $50

Source: https://www.riversideca.gov/utilities/residents/rebates-energy.asp#menu1
* HERS testing is mandatory on all new air conditioning systems installed and must be reflected on the sales receipt/invoice as completed.

Weatherization Rebate

The Weatherization Rebate Program is a whole-house approach to improving the energy efficiency of residential homes in Riverside Public Utilities’ electric service territory. The program is open to all RPU residential electric customers.

Rebates are available for attic and exterior wall insulation, whole house fans, attic fans (solar and electric), duct insulation and sealing, window film, and Cool Roof coatings or products.

Application Details

How does the program work?

With this program, each type of rebate is assigned efficiency points. The more points you earn, the higher the rebate you'll receive. By utilizing one, or combinations of, the qualifying conservation efforts, homeowners can greatly increase the energy efficiency of their homes and reduce overall energy consumption.

The number of efficiency points received determines the rebate levels:

  • 1-6 Points Receives 100% of listed rebate
  • 7-9 Points Receives 150% of listed rebate
  • 10-19 Points Receives 200% of listed rebate
  • 20 Points Receives 250% of listed rebate


Conservation Measure Minimum R Rebate

Attic insulation*

R-19

10 ¢ per sq. ft.


R-30 or R-38+

15 ¢ or 20 ¢ per sq. ft.

Exterior wall insulation*

R-13+

15 ¢ per sq. ft.

*Rebates will be calculated for nearest R-value

Whole house fan

Installation will not count towards purchase price

$100 (limit 1)

Solar-powered attic fan

Installation will not count toward purchase price

$100 (limit 2)

Electric attic vent fan

Installation will not count toward purchase price

$50 (limit 2)

Duct replacement

Entire duct system must be replace with insulated ducts R-6 minimum

$150 (max for entire duct system replacement)

Cool roof (coatings or products)

Energy Star-rated or Cool Roof Rating Council (CRRC)-rated


$0.10 per sq. ft.

Smart programmable thermostat

WiFi-enabled smart device

$50

Windows/glass doors

Energy Star-Rated

$1 per sq. ft.

Window film

NFRC certified

$1 per sq. ft.

Solar window screen

SHGC of .40 or less

$1 per sq. ft.

Note: a minimum of two Energy and/or Water Efficiency Measures must be made at the same time to quality for Whole House Program rebates. Applications must be received within 90 days of purchase to qualify.