$8K in Rebates Available for Homeowners Who Improve Energy Efficiency

San Mateo County program doubles amount of standard rebate until March 2012.

Along with representatives from Energy Upgrade California, Solar City, and PG&E, San Mateo County Supervisor will announce a new program this morning that will double the rebate county homeowners can receive for making their home more energy efficient.

Homeowners are currently eligible to receive a $4,000 rebate for making energy-efficient repairs to their home as part of the Energy Upgrade California program.

San Mateo County's program has upped the amount to $8,000, thanks to stimulus funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which will provide the match.

“San Mateo County’s new Energy Upgrade program provides residents with a unique opportunity to both reduce their carbon footprint and lower their energy bills,” said County Supervisor Dave Pine.

According to Energy Upgrade California, an upgrade can also make one's home more comfortable throughout the year, as well as improve air quality.

The program will run until March 2012.

Participating homeowners and contractors will be available to provide more information and answer questions at four workshops held in Half Moon Bay, Burlingame, San Bruno and San Carlos over the next few months.

Dates and times for each workshop are as follows:

San Bruno - Tuesday, August 23rd 7-8:30 p.m.

San Bruno Senior Center 
1555 Crystal Springs Road, San Bruno, CA

Burlingame - Wednesday, August 24th 7-8:30 p.m.

Burlingame Recreation Center 
850 Burlingame Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010

Half Moon Bay - Wednesday, September 14th 7-8:30 p.m.

Half Moon Bay Library 
620 Correas Street

Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

San Carlos - Wednesday, September 28th 7-8:30 p.m.

610 Elm Street, San Carlos, CA 94070

For more information, email EnergyUpgrade@co.sanmateo.ca.us or call
(650) 762-5440.

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