Energy efficiency is a way of life! The efficient use and conservation of energy resources are the foundation of an effective and long-term energy strategy. By reducing the overall demand for energy through efficiency measures and implementing continued conservation actions, not only will you save money, you will also be helping to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and conserve resources.
Basic energy efficiency measures are within reach of all members of the Simi Valley community. Residents can achieve energy and cost savings by visiting the U.S. Department of Energy's website for home weatherizing tips, modernizing and maintaining their heating and cooling systems, switching to CFL or LED lighting, modernizing windows, and opting for EnergyStar-rated appliances. Businesses can take advantage of energy efficiency programs that offer rebates and incentives for the installation of energy saving equipment, which will lower utility bills and reduce energy consumption.
The City is currently working to make it easier than ever to make your homes and businesses more energy efficient by pursuing programs to finance energy efficiency improvements through property tax assessments or low-interest, deferred-payment loans. You can now use the HERO program, among others, to help finance your energy improvements.
- Energy Upgrade California - Find projects, rebates, and State-certified energy efficiency contractors all in one place
- Electric Vehicle Readiness - Visit Southern California Edison's website for everything you need to know about purchasing an plug-in electric vehicle
- Flex Your Power - Get quick tips for easy things you can do to save energy, and find rebates for appliances, lighting, heating and cooling, energy audits, and more
- Cool California - Find more rebates and incentive programs for making your home or business more energy efficient
- Energy Kids On-Line - Find fun games and activities for kids and teachers, to help educate kids about the importance of energy efficiency
- Ventura County Regional Energy Alliance (VCREA) - Find free informational workshops and get expert advice to learn how to save time, money, and energy
- Database for Energy Efficient Resources (DEER) - Get estimates for the energy-savings potential of various energy-efficient technologies, to see where to get the most bang for your buck
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