About the Program
Southern California Edison (SCE) offers the Building Electrification program to help eligible homeowners and renters electrify their homes by replacing natural gas and propane appliances with high-efficiency electric equipment. The result, a healthier, safer, and more comfortable home! And the best part – there is no cost to you as a participating customer for any of the upgrades made through the program.
Benefits of Going Electric
Going electric can benefit you, your family, your community, and all of us.
- Save on energy bills: High-efficiency electric appliances are three to five times more efficient than gas models, meaning they can often lower your overall energy costs.
- Improve the health and safety of your home: Removing gas appliances can improve the indoor air quality of your home, making it a healthier place for you and your family.
- Better for the environment: Electrification enables your home to use cleaner energy, which can help reduce carbon dioxide emissions and help California meet its clean energy targets.
If you meet eligibility requirements, you may receive these high-efficiency electric upgrades at no cost. The program covers all equipment and installation costs.
- Heat pump heating and AC system
- Heat pump water heater
- Induction cook stove
- ENERGY STAR® certified electric clothes dryer
- Smart thermostat
- And more!
Eligible customers may receive high-efficiency appliances that can improve the health, comfort, and efficiency of your home at no cost.
How the Program Works
SCE selected MAROMA Energy Services to administer the Building Electrification program. MAROMA Energy Services and our network of authorized contractors will manage your home electrification upgrades.
Step 1. Let Us Know You’re Interested!
By submitting an interest form at the top of this page or giving us a call at 833-367-5497.
Step 2. Qualification and Home Assessment
A program representative will review your income eligibility and the program guidelines with you by phone or in person. After qualification, we will assess your home to determine what electrification upgrades it may qualify for. We will also conduct a rate analysis and identify potential bill savings.
Step 3. Service Delivery
The MAROMA Energy Services team will schedule work to be done on your home. Installations and services will be completed by authorized community service agencies and licensed contractors.
Step 4. Inspection
The program will perform a project inspection to ensure you are satisfied and that installed equipment is functioning properly.
How to Qualify
To be eligible for the Building Electrification program, you must meet these qualifications.
- Be an SCE residential electric customer with an active, individually metered account
- Live in a single-family home or a building with 4 or fewer units (duplexes, triplexes, and fourplexes can qualify if individually metered)
- Your home must currently have a gas or propane furnace and water heater that can be replaced by high efficiency heat pump equipment
- Meet program income eligibility guidelines
- Estimated energy bill impacts must either lower or not change current household energy costs
If you rent your home, we will need the property owner to sign an authorization form before any work begins.
1. Do I have to pay anything to participate in this program?
No. Participation in the Building Electrification program is FREE to both renters and homeowners.
2. Can I participate in this program if I rent my home?
Yes. The Building Electrification program is available to both homeowners and renters. If you rent, we will need to obtain the property owner’s approval before any work can begin.
The property owner will be asked to fill out an authorization form. If you would like, and you can provide the property owner’s contact information, a MAROMA representative can reach out to them to request their permission on your behalf.
3. What type of proof is required to verify home ownership?
Proof of property ownership is required, and can include, but is not limited to:
- Current loan or mortgage documents
- Property tax records or bills
- Homeowner property and/or fire insurance
- Mortgage payment invoices or book
- Data Quick or similar title search service papers
4. What type of proof is needed to verify household income?
Proof of income eligibility is required and can be provided in several ways.
- Documentation of household income. This should include documentation of all sources of income. Documentation can include, but is not limited to federal tax forms, banks statements, check stubs, and/or deposit notices.
- Documentation that you or someone in your home participates in at least one of these eligible public assistance programs.
- Bureau of Indian Affairs General Assistance
- CalFresh/SNAP (Food Stamps)
- CalWorks (TANF)/Tribal TANF
- Head Start Income Eligible (Tribal Only)
- Medi-Cal for Families (Healthy Families A&B)
- Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- Households can qualify if they are enrolled in the California Alternative Rate for Energy (CARE) and your CARE eligibility has been verified by SCE within the last year.
5. Can all customers participate in the Building Electrification program?
No. Customers must qualify to participate in the Building Electrification program. The program is currently offered to income-eligible SCE customers with active residential accounts living in single-family homes. The rate analysis conducted during the qualification process must also indicate that customer energy bills are not expected to increase to receive electrification upgrades through the program.
6. What does the rate analysis look at?
The rate analysis estimates how program upgrades will impact your total energy costs over the course of a year. MAROMA Energy Services will conduct a rate analysis for all participants as part of the eligibility verification process. The analysis will use your past gas and electricity usage to estimate how your energy bills after electrification upgrades would compare to your energy bills if you did not have the upgrades. Only customers for whom the rate analysis does not show a negative bill impact (estimated energy bills remain the same or decrease with electrification upgrades) on an annual basis will be approved to participate in the program.
7. What if I don’t qualify for the Building Electrification program?
8. Does an appliance I receive through the Building Electrification program come with a warranty?
Yes. We offer an extended five-year parts and labor warranty on all heat pump technology and a two-year warranty on other appliances at no extra cost. Refer to the documents provided after the installation of the appliance(s). They will contain the phone number to call regarding any warranty issues.
9. What is MAROMA Energy Services’ role with the Building Electrification Program?
MAROMA Energy Services, Inc is the prime contractor responsible for administering the Building Electrification Program on behalf of SCE. We work with customers to verify program eligibility, determine what upgrades homes qualify for, schedule program contractors to do the work, and ensure that all program steps are followed, and standards met.
SCE released a Request for Proposal (RFP) for the Building Electrification Program in 2022. MAROMA Energy Services responded to the RFP and was selected as the Building Electrification Program Administrator.
10. How can I verify if the field employee is approved by SCE?
Services under the Building Electrification Program are delivered by MAROMA Energy Services in partnership with a network of authorized contractors. MAROMA staff and service providers that we work with must present a valid badge containing the following information:
- Picture and name of the employee
- Name of the service provider
- Badge number
- Toll-free number for MAROMA
- Mailing address so that the badge may be returned to MAROMA if it is lost or damaged
Customers with concerns about the field employee’s identity or with general questions about the visit may call 909-296-6036 to speak to a MAROMA representative. The representative will be able to verify the field employee’s identity and if the employee is certified to represent the Building Electrification program.
11. Who are the approved local Building Electrification contractors?
MAROMA Energy Services is the prime contractor responsible for administering the Building Electrification Program. Our network of contractors authorized to perform Building Electrification Program services to eligible households includes:
12. Can I get money back if I do work myself?
No. Work must be done by the program approved contractors who are trained to work for the Building Electrification program.
13. Where does the funding for this program come from?
The Building Electrification program is funded by California utility rate payers through what is called the Public Purpose Program Charge. All utility rate payers pay into this fund that allows the utilities to offer various programs to income qualified households at no cost.
14. If I receive services through the program, will it affect my property taxes?
Property taxes are not affected. The services are provided at no cost, and you are not taxed for the services you receive. The property will continue to be assessed for taxes as in prior years.
15. Will there be a lien on my house?
A lien cannot and will not be placed on your home. The program is fully funded by California utility rate payers in limited areas to families who meet the income requirements. All services are offered at no cost to you. The equipment received becomes the property of the homeowner.
16. Who owns items installed in rental properties?
In renter occupied dwellings, permanently installed equipment, such as air conditioners, water heaters or other items are owned by the property owner and must not be removed from the property.
17. What happens to my personal information?
The information is stored securely and is not shared with any external organizations. The Information is held for three years after the program is completed and then the information is destroyed.
The Building Electrification Program is funded by California utility ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission and is implemented by MAROMA Energy Services through a contract with Southern California Edison. Eligibility requirements apply and Program services are offered on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are no longer available or the Program is discontinued.
Actual savings may vary and will depend on numerous factors, including geographic location, weather conditions, usage behavior, and rates. Customers who choose to participate in this Program are not obligated to purchase any additional goods or services offered by the Program Implementer or its subcontractors.
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