Homeowners can earn up to $8,000 in rebates and incentives for home energy improvements made by participating contractors, according to Energy Upgrade California.
A workshop on available energy rebates will be held 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 8 at the .
The program allows residents to develop an action to make improvements to their homes for an efficient energy system.
Energy Upgrade encourages a “whole house” solution to energy use, which looks at an entire home as a single system. For example, if a house is hot and stuffy, instead of installing an air conditioner, the house can be sealed and insulated to keep the heat out and the cool in. This option can save on energy used by air conditioning.
Energy Upgrade California in Los Angeles County is an alliance among LA County, cities, Southern California Edison and Southern California Gas Company. The program is funded in part by grants from the California Energy Commission, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and California utility customers, and administered by participating utilities under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.