San Diego County


Energy Efficiency

With energy prices on the rise, there are many financial benefits to making your home more energy efficient.

Use the following resources to find ways you can cut down on your water and energy usage. There are several measures you can take to control your utility bills. Some of these suggestions will improve the way your house uses energy and some are ways you and your family can be more energy efficient. Some local utility companies will even send a representative to your home to offer energy-saving tips.


San Diego County Water Authority-Residential Programs

The Water Authority's residential water conservation programs have been highly effective in achieving water conservation savings.  The programs listed below are designed to achieve water savings in the single-family and multifamily residential sectors.

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Single-Family Home Rebates

Improving your home’s energy efficiency can reduce your energy use and save natural resources. To help, SDG&E offers rebates for the purchase and installation of qualifying energy-efficient measures.

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Energy Team Program

With a little assistance from SDG&E’s Energy Team, customers who qualify will receive personal visits from Energy Team contractors. Energy Team contractors can assist with several things for your home.

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Water saving Tips for Residents

Learn how making simple repairs and adjustments can save you money and water.

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U.S. Department of Energy

Homeowners and renters know saving energy means saving money without sacrificing comfort. There are many things you can do to save energy in your current home, or when designing and building a new energy-efficient house. Whether you choose no/low cost improvements or invest in long-term energy saving strategies, the following sites can help you choose what is best for your energy picture.

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Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency

If you purchase an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit. In this section you will find an overview of the federal tax credits for energy efficiency.

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Features and Benefits of Energy Star

To earn the ENERGY STAR, a home must meet guidelines for energy efficiency set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. These homes are at least 15% more energy efficient than homes built to the 2004 International Residential Code (IRC), and include additional energy-saving features that typically make them 20–30% more efficient than standard homes.

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