Tiburon Rebates HVAC

San Rafael

(415) 942-6565

Santa Rosa

(707) 452-3464

Did you know you could earn money back for upgrading to a heat pump system or a mini-split system? For high-efficiency improvements that reduce our carbon footprint, rebate programs give federal tax credits and other incentives, so Tiburon and Marin County residents don’t need to second-guess their decision to upgrade their HVAC systems. In addition to providing plumbing, HVAC, and heating renovations, John Owens Services, Inc. is a contractor that is eligible for all major California rebate programs for homeowners.

We answer questions and help you take advantage of any and all rebate possibilities in the Tiburon area. As soon as we receive your completed and approved rebate request, we will compile your current information so you may get your refund. You can begin to save money on your purchase once the household equipment has been installed and verified to meet all requirements!

Are you puzzled about how to reduce the cost of a new HVAC or plumbing system? Kindly reach out to us via phone or by filling out the online form! Not only can we assist you with replacing natural gas appliances with electric appliances that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, but we can actually help you through each step of the process so you can receive rebates for whatever household equipment you are upgrading or replacing.

Utility Rebate Programs Focus on Replacing Natural Gas Appliances

Now, homeowners in Tiburon and Marin County can upgrade to a more energy-efficient household that uses less heat and water. Numerous incentives are being provided by local governments to assist citizens in financing home energy upgrades. Installing larger-sized heat pump water heaters helps balance the large amounts of water homeowners use with lower energy requirements because of the efficiency they work with, particularly electricity-powered models.

Upgrading to electric appliances can have numerous benefits, including possibly saving you money on your purchase through various incentives offered by a program such as the Inflation Reduction Act or BayREN. Upgrading to energy-efficient air conditioning can vastly improve indoor air quality in your household, while a heat pump water heater can provide you with energy-saving space heating on top of hot water. You can minimize greenhouse gas emissions while also saving money on monthly operating costs. Electric appliances are typically more expensive to install, which is where the offered incentives come in.

Fuel Sources for Heating/Air Conditioning or Heat Pump Water Heaters

The greatest tax credits or rebates are often available for electric-powered installations; natural gas-powered installations give average refunds; and propane-powered installations typically offer the fewest options. Electrical solutions typically result in lower daily utility bills. Heat pumps, for instance, have daily running expenses ranging from $.50 to $.95, whereas natural gas and propane-powered water heaters have expenditures ranging from $1.00 to $1.70 and $2.00 to $2.70, respectively. These different fuel sources are used to power appliances such as heat pump water heaters, space heating, and air conditioning.

Annual increases in the price of propane and natural gas contribute to the continuous rise in utility bills. Buying equipment with an electrical power source benefits you because the rate at which electricity prices increase is usually the slowest, which is why replacing natural gas appliances with electric appliances is what many rebate programs focus on promoting. Furthermore, homeowners can reduce the cost of both the original purchase and the monthly utility bill by selecting electrically powered HVAC equipment that qualifies for the largest available rebates or tax credits, which will typically be electricity-powered systems.

Who Provides These Great Incentives to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions?

There could be sudden changes to the available incentives in Tiburon and Marin County, and they expire soon. Check out each program’s website to find the precise conditions needed in order for a household to be eligible for savings on a new installation. There are multiple different rebate options that could be offered to you, depending on what kind of equipment you are installing.


BayREN reduces carbon emissions by collaborating with the local governments of the nine counties that make up the Bay Area to promote electrification and residential energy efficiency. BayREN offers financial incentives to single-family homes and small businesses that install energy-efficient equipment in single- or multifamily residences. They can provide you with incentives through their program to do things like swap out your old toilet for a high-efficiency toilet. In addition, rebates are available for energy-efficient products, including shower heads, heaters, insulation, air conditioning, and other energy-saving improvements.

Systems that are installed and powered by propane are not eligible for subsidies from BayREN.

Electrify Marin

In an effort to lower carbon emissions and encourage a healthier and safer environment, Electrify Marin is providing incentives to single-family homes in Marin County that replace their natural gas appliances with electric models. Electrify Marin will provide refunds on a variety of electric products, such as furnaces and water heaters.

Manufacturers Rebate Program

An amount of money paid to households by the product manufacturer in exchange for installing an energy-saving gadget is known as a manufacturer’s rebate. Manufacturer rebates are offered directly by the manufacturers to buyers as a way to improve the amount of money they save on energy-efficient equipment and systems.

Tech Clean California

With the Tech Clean California rebate program, heat pump water heater technology is specifically promoted for residential energy savings. Their objective is to increase household accessibility to heat pumps by offering qualified homes a variety of heat pump utility subsidies. Heat pump water heaters can save energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions because of how they work to preserve heat instead of creating it, making them ideal water heating equipment.

Inflation Reduction Act (Federal Tax Credits)

The federal government enacted the Inflation Reduction Act, which provides households with federal tax credits for electrification and energy efficiency, in an effort to slow down climate change. For your primary household, there are federal tax credits available for central heat pumps, heat pump water heaters, mini-split HVAC systems (ducted and non-ducted), duct sealing, high-efficiency furnaces and air conditioners, and air sealing. When installing or replacing your equipment, you can find out which HVAC systems are eligible for a tax credit by speaking with a federal tax professional. One must be the owner of a new or existing household in order to qualify for these tax breaks. Under the Inflation Reduction Act, landlords and other property owners who do not occupy the dwelling are not eligible to receive a tax credit for an installation.

Who applies for my rebate?

We always look to promote electric appliances and minimize greenhouse gas emissions while also looking for ways to improve indoor air quality and space heating in the most economically efficient ways possible for homeowners. For any work you do with John Owens Services, we will always see if there are available rebates for the type of installation you want done. Once you have decided what equipment you are installing, our staff can help you gather the correct information and submit it to the rebate program you want to apply for.

Will a rebate change the price of my install?

You will still pay the full price of the installation upfront when you make your purchase of any appliance. Afterwards, you will receive money back from the rebate program you applied for through a tax credit for a portion of the purchase price of the system or appliance you had installed. You will receive this money back on top of having a more efficient system that will not require replacing as often as older, more inefficient systems, and you will save money on monthly energy costs. If you install a new electric appliance (such as an electric heat pump or mini-split system), you can also reduce your carbon footprint and natural gas use.

How long until I receive my rebate?

Each rebate program is different, so it will depend on which rebate you have applied for and at what time. Typically, homeowners will receive rebates 8–12 weeks after their purchase, but times may vary based on when you get the installation or what the specific program’s processes are.

Are there rebates for low-income families?

There are some of the mentioned programs that offer rebates for low-income families, but not all. You can reach out to John Owens Services, and we will be able to determine which rebate programs you qualify for and can help you get the required information gathered and submitted to the appropriate program.

Will I have to upgrade my main electric service panel?

When installing a new electric appliance or replacing natural gas appliances with electricity-powered alterations, it is important to ensure that your main electric service panel can maintain the capacity needed for smooth operation. John Owens Services can send someone out to inspect your current main electric service panel and make sure it will be compatible with any new electric appliance installation you are putting in.

The John Owens Way

Our philosophy is simple, we always want to maintain equipment to give it the longest life possible. Next, we want to focus on repairing when something goes wrong. Then only as the last choice, we replace equipment when needed. That’s the John Owens Way.

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(415) 942-6565
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(707) 452-3464



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