Home Performance Program

The SMUD Home Performance Program (HPP) is a whole-house approach that bundles energy-efficiency upgrades to deliver more savings, comfort and rebate options. (Rebates are subject to availability.)

Measure SMUD rebate
Heat pump water heater upgrade
50 gallon+
Heat pump water heater upgrade
65 gallon+
Heat pump water heater upgrade
80 gallon+
Heat pump water heater upgrade
All sizes
Go Electric Bonus/Panel Upgrade*  $2,500
*Gas-to-electric conversion required to qualify for panel upgrade rebate.
Measure Current SMUD rebate  SMUD rebate effective August 1, 2024
Variable-stage heat pump HVAC system
$3,500  $3,000
Two-stage package (15 SEER2 minimum) heat pump HVAC system
$2,000  $1,000
Go Electric Bonus/Panel Upgrade* $2,500  $2,500
  *Gas-to-electric conversion required to qualify for panel upgrade rebate.

2 steps to upgrade

1. Select your contractor

Find a participating HPP contractor. Your contractor will recommend improvements and rebate packages that fit your schedule and budget.


Find a contractor

2. Select your upgrade package

Your contractor will recommend the best package for you based on your needs. There are 4 available options:


Upgrade packages

Get rebates up to $3,000
Heating and cooling can be 40% of the energy used in your home. 
Get rebates up to $3,000

Choosing a more efficient heat pump water heater can help you reduce your monthly water heating bills.

Get rebates up to $3,000

Air-sealing and adding insulation are often the most cost-effective ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency. 

Get rebates up to $2,500
Make your house electric ready. Wire your house for an EV charger and electric appliances. 

Program information

How much do upgrades cost?

Costs are dependent on the scope of work, your home's size and ability to access the work areas; it's therefore impossible to offer suggested values. Each home requires unique repairs, which will trigger different prices.

What types of dwellings are eligible?

Single-family homes, townhomes, and condominiums qualify for the full Seal & Insulate rebate. Duplexes, triplexes, and quadplexes also qualify for 50% of the full rebate per unit with an attic attached: a maximum of four units and attics per building. Apartment complexes of more than four units and mobile homes are not eligible for this program.

Do I have to do all the upgrades at once to receive a SMUD rebate?

No, you may complete your project in phases as long as you complete the entire project within five years of the first application submission. For example, you may replace a broken furnace now and complete additional work such as attic insulation or a water heater replacement at a later date.  

How do I track the status of my SMUD rebate application?

Initially, your contractor will be your first point of contact for information on the status of your rebate. Once your application is in our system, you will receive an email with instructions on how to set up your account. After you set up an account, you can check the status of your rebate at any time by clicking on the link that you’ll receive by email. If you don't have internet access or need additional assistance, please contact our Home Performance Program team at the phone number or email listed on this page.

What happens after the project is complete?

You may have several follow-up visits to inspect the project. A local building inspector will visit your home to confirm the work complies with building codes, which are written to ensure your safety and health. In addition, if your project included changes to your heating and cooling system, SMUD will send a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) rater to ensure the system is working as designed. The contractor is responsible for building permits and HERS testing. You should ask if these fees are part of their proposal.

Who receives the rebate check?

The rebate can be paid to you or the contractor. You should confirm who will receive the rebate check with your contractor. We suggest you do this before starting your project. Rebate recipients must be in SMUD’s payment system, either as a SMUD account holder or SMUD verified contractor. Any other payees can be added by contacting our Home Performance Program team at the phone number or email listed below.

When should I expect the rebate check?

Once the final paperwork is approved, we typically send payment within 2 weeks of the approval date.

Where can I get more information?

You can call SMUD's Advanced Home Solutions line at 1-916-732-5732 or email inquiries to Advanced Home Solutions for questions on program eligibility, the installation process and a list of participating contractors.


Our HPP contractors follow standards set by the Building Performance Institute and have extensive training in building science and technology.

Contact our program administrator, Efficiency First California, at ContractorSupport@efficiencyfirstca.org or 1-916-209-5117 to become a SMUD HPP contractor.