Time is Running Out For The Spring Special!

Program: 
SoCalGas
Category: 
Program Requirement
Program Enhancement
Project Processing
Date: 
Monday, June 3, 2019
Description: 

Time Is Running Out For The Spring Special!

REMINDERS

SPRING SPECIAL EFFECTIVE February 1 FOR NEW RESERVATIONS

For a limited time only, SoCalGas is offering a bonus of up to 50% more of your total incentive amount! If you are completing a Home Upgrade project in any SoCalGas territory excluding LADWP this can encourage your customers to go for deeper retrofits and maximum energy efficiency. This is a great way for you to increase sales before the summer rush. To help track the projects benefiting from the SPRING special be sure to enter the code “Spring19” in the Coupon Code field when entering your application in the WebApp. Contact your Account Manager with any questions.

Spring Special Rollout

Territory: All SoCalGas territories excluding LADWP

Project Path: Home Upgrade Only

Incentive Increase: Current non-LADWP incentive

plus up to 50% added to your total incentive amount


Do Ductless Homes Qualify?

Homes without central HVAC qualify in the program only if the Advanced Home Upgrade project pathway is taken. This means homes with window AC units or wall furnaces can be upgraded to have central HVAC however, fuel-switching is not allowed. Please note: this is for SnugPro modeling software only. For more details, please contact your account manager.  


SoCalGas Home Upgrade Program Door Hangers

Are you interested in receiving SoCalGas Home Upgrade door hangers to outreach potential customers? Please contact your account manager to have them delivered to your office.   


Remember

  • 90-Day Cancellation Policy is still in effect. If a project has not been completed within 90 days from the project reservation date, the project is subject to cancellation by the program. Participating Contractors at risk of getting their projects cancelled will be notified well ahead of time so that they are able to take action to prevent cancellation. Please contact your Account Manager if you have any questions or concerns about any at-risk projects.
     
  • The SoCalGas Home Upgrade program no longer falls under the umbrella of Energy Upgrade California®. Most program documents have been updated to reflect the look that aligns with the SoCalGas brand. You can find these updated materials on the contractor website

Reminder: Spring 2019 Program Marketing 

SoCalGas is actively promoting the Home Upgrade program to customers. During March, SoCalGas distributed a marketing email promoting the Spring Special to 400,000 customers throughout the service territory. On April 23rd, another 200,000 marketing email were sent out promoting the Spring Special. The email will be distributed multiple times and to a broader group of SoCalGas customers in the coming weeks.

In addition, the program team worked in conjunction with SoCalGas to develop promotional information targeting the Riverside area that will be inserted in the customer May/June billing statement. The insert promotes the incentives and encourages customers to visit the website and find a contractor. These inserts will be distributed to over 14,000 customers during the May/June billing cycle.


Reminder: Complimentary Diagnostic Testing and Project Processing

We encourage you to make the most of our limited time free third-party testing and project processing in conjunction with program-approved Raters. ERE Inspections and iPermit E Raters are providing post-retrofit diagnostic testing and project processing services to contractors. Take advantage of this opportunity to have these services covered by the program at no cost to you; these savings can help you increase sales by passing discounted pricing on to your customers. Please note: Raters may also offer special pricing on Advanced Home Upgrade testing and processing – check with your Rater for details. 

Contact ERE Inspections at the information below:

ERE Inspections

Roman Leonelli

(310) 807-4800

Contact iPermit E Raters at the information below:

iPermit E Raters

Stephanie S.

(818) 735-7876 Ext. 3

Upon meeting program requirements, additional approved Raters will be added, offering you additional options from which to select. 


Reminder: Additional Eligible Smart Thermostats

Lennox Smart Thermostats (iComfort s30, e30, and m30) join the list of smart thermostats eligible for an incentive in this program. Other models eligible for incentives include qualifying Nest, Ecobee and Honeywell Lyric™ Wi-Fi smart thermostats. Please refer to the Info Sheets and Incentive Application Forms to view the full list of eligible smart thermostat models.


Go Green Financing Updates

Financing Makes the Difference

The numbers are in: 75% of energy efficiency projects over $10,000 are financed. You can sell higher-value projects by offering financing options to your customers.

One great option is the Residential Energy Efficiency Loan (REEL) program. Administered by the state of California with the support of SoCalGas and the other investor-owned utilities, the REEL program offers financing with no fees or pre-payment penalties. With REEL, you can help your customers get the project they want, including those through the Home Upgrade program.

Already a REEL Participating Contractor, but haven’t used REEL yet?

The REEL Contractor Support team is here to help. With one click or call, you can get up to speed on the program process and marketing resources. Contact the REEL Contractor Support team at 1-800-484-0109 or REEL@frontierenergy.com to get one-on-one coaching.

Not yet a REEL Participating Contractor?

Visit GoGreenFinancing.com to fill out an application and complete the 1-hour program training online, anytime. 

The SoCalGas® Home Upgrade Program is implemented by ICF under a contract awarded by the administrator, SoCalGas, through December 31, 2019. Please visit socalgas.com/upgrade to view the full program disclaimer and additional program details. View the full program disclaimer and additional program details here.