Sign up for your FREE Home Energy and Water Tune-Up, before the program ends on December 31! I just had my tune-up done on my home, and I’m amazed that I didn’t pay a penny for it!

Who Is Eligible for the Home Energy and Water Tune-Up?

This is a FREE program, funded by the Center for Sustainable Energy. You don’t have to own your home. Renters and homeowners alike are eligible for the Home Energy and Water Tune-Up. You just have to be an SDG&E customer, with a home located in San Diego County.

What Happens During the Tune-Up?

An energy specialist from the Center for Sustainable Energy will come to your home for the tune-up, and start with a brief interview about your water and energy use.

After the interview, you the will tour the home together, checking your toilet tanks for leaks, inspecting faucets and shower heads for water efficiency, checking lightbulbs, and testing the refrigerator and freezer temperatures. The tour will also include an inspection of the water heater and laundry area.

You can also accept (for free!) a number of devices, such as:

  • Energy-saving power strip
  • LED lightbulbs (including dimmable bulbs)
  • Water-saving shower head, and temperature valve (to save hot water)
  • Water-saving bag for the toilet tank
  • Water aerators for bathroom faucets
  • Insulation for water heater pipes
  • Meat thermometer (to measure refrigerator temperatures)

The entire home energy tune-up takes about 2 hours, depending on your home’s size.

How Do I Sign Up for the Home Energy and Water Tune-Up?

Go to the Center for Sustainable Energy’s website and sign up today! You can usually schedule within a few days of completing the application.

More Green Tips for Home Owners

One of the best things you can do is to make sure that your home is efficient. One of the best ways to do it is with a Home Energy Rating System (HERS) inspection – here’s information about HERS rebates.

You can also read more about going solar, and what to do before you decide what size system to buy. You can also read about solar water heating systems and heat pump water heaters.

New appliances and other energy upgrades may be eligible for rebates – here’s where to check for rebate programs. If you have air conditioning, you can also upgrade to a smart thermostat.

Finally, if you want to buy a new HVAC system, read my article about HVAC systems to ensure you are buying an appropriately-sized system with proper ductwork.

As always, contact me with any questions, or for more green home tips!

Mylene Merlo is a licensed REALTOR® with Allison James Estates & Homes in Carlsbad, California. As a Carlsbad Real Estate Agent, I specialize in residential North County San Diego real estate. I have earned the Green designation and the Short Sales and Foreclosure Resource certification from the National Association of REALTORS®. If you have any questions about real estate in Carlsbad, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, Escondido, Oceanside, San Marcos, Solana Beach, or Vista, call or text me at (760) 637-7231 or send me a message.

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