Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) is a collaboration of the 9 counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area. Administered by the Association of Bay Area Governments (ABAG), BayREN implements effective energy saving programs on a regional level and draws on the expertise, experience, and proven track record of Bay Area local governments to develop and administer successful climate, resource, and sustainability programs.

Rebate Programs

Current rebates of $5,000 or more available 

Home Upgrade combines multiple improvements to increase your home’s overall energy efficiency, saving you energy and money.

Eligible home improvements include:

  • Air sealing
  • Duct sealing
  • Insulation
  • High-efficiency furnaces
  • High-efficiency air conditioners
  • High-efficiency water heaters
  • Smart Thermostats

REbate PRograms

Archon Energy Solutions has a large staff of specially trained and licensed technicians that can assist home owners on qualifying for BayREN Home+ rebates.

Every qualified residence has a maximum of $5000.00 in rebates allowed over an 8 year period. 
Combustion safety testing rebate of $150 will be added upon completion and only available once every 8 years.

Operations and Maintenance Measures
Smart Thermostat
(Must be listed on the ENERGY STAR qualified product list for Smart Communicating Thermostat)
$150
Duct Sealing
Seal to ≤ 5% for replacement ducts
$400
Building Shell Measures
Attic insulation
≥R-44 (includes attic air sealing) Not to exceed $1,000 per home
$0.75 x SQFT
Wall insulation
≥R-13 (2x4 framing) or 3 R-19 (2x6 framing) Not to exceed $1,000 per home
$2.00 x SQFT
Heating and Cooling Measures
High efficiency central gas furnace
≥95% AFUE (must replace existing central gas furnace)
$850
High efficiency central air conditioner
≥17 SEER (must replace existing central air conditioner)
$500
High efficiency heat pump
≥17 SEER / 9.4 HSPF (must replace entire load associated with existing central air conditioner or electric heating system or heat pump)
$1000
Water Heating Measures
High efficiency gas water heater
≥0.70 EF (must replace existing gas water heater)
$400
Heat pump water heater
≥3.24 EF (must replace existing electric or heat pump water heater)
$1500
Bonus Rebates
Combine one or more:
Building Shell measures with a Heating and Cooling measure
$500
Building air sealing
≥30% total leakage reduction
$150
Downsizing
Heating and/or cooling system compared to existing system
$100
Combustion Safety
Combustion Appliance Safety (CAS) during test-out
$150

Single family & 2-4 Unit Residences

BayREN Home+

Home Upgrade is an Energy Upgrade California® program specifically for Bay Area homeowners and implemented by local county governments. BayREN Home+ in the Bay Area is available to homeowners in the following nine counties.

  • Alameda
  • Contra Costa
  • Marin
  • Napa
  • San Francisco​
  • San Mateo
  • Santa Clara
  • Solano
  • Sonoma

BayREN Home+ helps you identify ways to strengthen your home’s energy efficiency and has a network of specially trained participating contractors in the Bay Area.

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