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Fire Zone Rebates and Incentives for Southern California Homeowners

By Your Advisor 2/13/24 4:31 AM Time to read:

As a Southern California homeowner, the threat of wildfires is a reality you must face. However, you don't have to face it alone. Fire zone rebates and incentives offer a range of resources to bolster your property's safety and value. By taking advantage of these opportunities, you're not only protecting your investment but also contributing to the overall safety and well-being of your community.

In this article, we'll explore these opportunities and shed light on how you can take advantage of them. Keep reading to learn more about:

  • Fire mitigation rebates
  • Southern California Edison rebates for high fire-risk areas
  • The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)

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Fire Mitigation Rebates

Fire mitigation rebates are a valuable resource for Southern California homeowners looking to invest in fire-resistant upgrades. These rebates are designed to encourage homeowners to take proactive steps in fortifying their homes against the threat of wildfires. By doing so, not only do you bolster your property's safety, but you also become eligible for financial incentives that can offset a portion of your expenses.

One of the most common fire-resistant upgrades that qualify for rebates is the installation of fire-resistant roofing materials. These materials, often constructed from metal, tile, or composition shingles, can greatly reduce the risk of sparks and embers igniting your home during a wildfire. Similarly, fire-resistant vents, windows, and siding can be eligible for rebates as well. strong>Another option is installing a Cool Roof to help reflect more sunlight from your roof.

California's Wildfire Mitigation Program also offers grants for homeowners in designated high-risk wildfire zones. These grants can cover a significant portion of the costs associated with defensible space creation, ember-resistant vent installation, and other essential fire prevention measures. Direct grants are available to socially vulnerable and low- and moderate-income homeowners.

Southern California Edison Rebates for High Fire-Risk Areas

It’s always a good idea to check Southern California Edison’s rebate web page for up-to-date information about rebates and incentives. Below are some current fire zone rebates they’re offering.

  • $150 towards an Electric Portable Power Station: Beginning September 1, 2022, homeowners who live in an area designated as a Tier 2 or Tier 3 high fire-risk area can receive up to five (5) $150 rebates for purchasing qualified Electric Portable Power Stations, per residential address.
  • $200 towards a Portable Power Generator: If you live in an area designated as a Tier 2 or Tier 3 high fire risk area you may be eligible to receive a $200 rebate for the purchase of a qualifying Portable Power Generator. Income-qualified or medical baseline customers can receive up to a $600 rebate.

Lastly, as many insurance providers have revoked or hiked up fire insurance rates for high-fire-risk areas, there may soon be fire-mitigation discounts available to homeowners who take measures to reduce fire damage to their homes.

The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)

The Self-Generation Incentive Program or SGIP is a California statewide initiative to help homeowners adopt “self-generating” power, particularly during power outages that occur during wildfires. They’ve received nearly $1 billion in funding, and are providing direct rebates for homeowners that install energy storage systems, such as backup batteries.

Southern California Edison customers who live in a fire-zone area are eligible to receive up to $26,400 for a home battery installation through the end of 2024.

To learn more about installing a backup battery in your home, contact Burgeson’s for a free estimate today. As a qualified solar installer, Burgeson’s can apply the SGIP rebate on your behalf. Not sure if you qualify? We can help with that too. We’re the Inland Empire's trusted source for solar panel installations, backup batteries, solar maintenance, and more. We’re here to make your transition to electrification as smooth and easy as possible.

For more information, visit the SGIP website alongside our whole-home backup battery FAQs page.

Electrify your Southern California home for safety and savings!

As wildfires become an increasingly urgent concern in Southern California, and energy costs continue to rise, there has never been a better time to electrify your home.

At Burgeson’s, we're committed to helping you make informed decisions that prioritize both safety and savings. Call us at (909) 792-2222 or request an appointment below. Our experts will provide knowledgeable advice and upfront pricing on the best fire mitigation and energy efficiency improvements for your home.

From EV chargers and solar panels to backup batteries, generators, and more, we’re proud to be Redlands, CA’s top choice for 5-star service that won’t disappoint! Every installation comes backed by strong labor warranties and our 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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