Energy Conservation and Home Improvements

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Money Saving Programs


Energy Conservation

SMUD and PG&E provide financial assistance programs to low-income households to assist in lowering their energy bill through weatherization assistance and energy cost reductions. There are various cost-effective and energy efficient options to reduce utility costs.  

To find out if your home is eligible for weatherization assistance or to find out if you qualify for energy cost reductions please visit:

SMUD Homepage or their energy savings programs to find out if you qualify for bill reductions, rebates, or to utilize SMUD's tools to improve the energy efficiency of your home.  

PG&E Homepage or their Energy Partners Program to find out if you qualify for bill reductions, weatherization assistance, and/or funding for new energy efficient appliances.

Water Conservation

You can sign up today to get a free water use survey and learn how to conserve more water. The following water utility companies also offer rebate programs and water bill discounts to low-income residents.

Learn more about your water utility company:

The Sacramento Tree Shade Program:

The Sacramento Tree Foundation, through their Greenprint initiative, aims to double the region’s urban tree canopy by planting up to 5 million new trees. All businesses in the SMUD service area (including places of worship, nonprofits, and government institutions) are eligible for over 30 different types of trees. Individuals can receive any number of free trees that the Foundation determines the property will benefit from.

Trees can be used to:

  • Shade a building to provide energy savings
  • Shade a children’s play area
  • Shade a parking lot
  • Shade the street

Sign up for free trees at SacTree.

Rebuilding Together

Simple home modifications can prevent ½ of all home accidents. Rebuilding Together’s Safe at Home Program offers minor safety modifications to low-income families, seniors, and veterans for no cost. These modifications improve the resident’s accessibility, mobility and safety, decreases the physical strain on the recipient and the caregivers, facilitates their ability to remain independent and safe in the home, and reduces health care costs.

The type of devices include: grab bars, toilet raisers, stair railings, shower hoses, transition ramps, shower stools, smoke and fire detectors, and transfer poles.