Scam Alert! Reports of a male going door-to-door claiming to be part of a team reviewing TID bills for overcharges. If in doubt, call TID Customer Service at 209-883-8222. Be careful and don’t give out personal information.

///Guidelines & Requirements
Guidelines & Requirements 2018-03-30T11:48:34+00:00

Rebate Guidelines & Requirements

What you need to know about our rebate programs.



  • New unit or product must be installed and operating in a residence in the TID Service Area.
  • Rebate application must be received within six (6) months of product purchase date.
  • Approval of rebate is at the sole discretion of TID.
  • Rebates are subject to inspection and verification by TID.
  • All rebates are subject to additional rebate specific requirements.

To Apply

TID (Attn: Consumer Programs)
P.O. Box 949
Turlock, CA 95381

Please Note

  • Programs are subject to change or termination without prior notice. Please visit the rebates page of this site by clicking here for details on current programs. You may also call (209) 883-8432 to verify your efficiency measure qualifies for a rebate BEFORE purchase or installation.
  • Keep a copy of all documents submitted; documents will not be returned.
  • Please allow four to six weeks for your application to be processed.
  • Discrepancies can invalidate the rebate application.
  • TID is not responsible for any items delayed or lost in the mail.
  • TID disclaims any and all liability for loss or damage which may arise as a result of the applicant’s participation in this program and makes no expressed or implied representation or warranty that the installation of the product will result in a reduction of the applicant’s electric utility bill.

Residential Rebate Requirements

Click here to download a PDF of the Residential Rebate Requirements


Receive a $35 rebate when you purchase a new clothes washer.

  • New unit must be ENERGY STAR® certified.
  • Residence must have an electric dryer.


Receive a $100 rebate when you purchase and install a new solar attic fan.

  • New construction is not eligible.
  • Fan must have a minimum capacity of 800 CFM.
  • Unit must have a thermal switch.
  • Installation on north-facing roofs do not qualify.
  • Fan must be installed, operating and used to ventilate the attic.
  • Rebate cannot exceed the purchase price of the product. Purchase price does not include sales tax, installation, delivery or associated costs.


Receive a $75 rebate when you purchase and install a new whole house fan.

  • Residence must have air conditioning.


Receive a rebate of $1 per square foot when you cover your windows with heavy duty vinyl coating sun screens.

  • North-facing windows are excluded.
  • Screen must be rated to block at least 80% of the sun’s heat.
  • Area must be air conditioned.


Receive a $350 rebate when you purchase and install a new qualifying heat pump water heater.

  • New unit must be ENERGY STAR® certified.
  • Unit must replace electric storage water heater.
  • EF factor of 2.0 or greater.
  • First hour rating of 50 gallons or greater.
  • One rebate per qualified unit per household within 15 year period.
  • Must be installed outside the air-conditioned living space, such as attic, garage, crawlspace or unheated/unfinished basement.


Receive a $330/ton rebate when you purchase and install a new ductless mini split.

  • New unit must be ENERGY STAR® certified.
  • Maximum 5 ton.
  • Limit 4 rebates per household during useful life. (18 years).


Receive a rebate of $0.10 per square foot of first floor space when you install radiant barriers in your home’s attic.

  • Residence must have a central air conditioning system. Portable A/C units and evaporative (swamp) coolers do not qualify.
  • Radiant barrier material must have a radiant heat rejection rating of 95 percent or greater and must meet ENERGY STAR® emissivity requirements.
  • Spray coatings are not eligible.
  • Rebate applies to square footage of centrally air conditioned space of the first floor only.
  • Barrier material can be installed by a contractor or self-installed by the homeowner.
  • You can receive only one rebate from TID during the product’s useful life period, which is defined as 25 years for radiant barrier laminating sheeting. Reapplication for rebates will not be accepted during this period.


Receive a rebate of up to $20 per tree when you plant shade trees on your residential property.

  • Limit three (3) rebates per calendar year
  • See separate shade tree brochure for more information.


Receive a $50 rebate when you purchase a new room A/C.

  • New unit must be ENERGY STAR® certified.


Receive a $35 rebate when you purchase a new refrigerator.

  • New unit must be ENERGY STAR® certified.
  • New unit must replace an existing refrigerator.
  • New unit must be ≥ 14.0 cu. ft.


Receive a $200 rebate when you purchase and install a new pool pump.

  • New unit must be ENERGY STAR® certified.
  • New unit cannot exceed 3 horsepower.
  • Must be installed on a new or existing in ground pool
    for primary filtration.
  • Limit 1 rebate per household during useful life (10
  • New unit must be a variable speed pool pump.


Receive a rebate when you purchase and install a new central air conditioning unit.

Central Air Conditioner: $250/unit Rebate

Central Heat Pump: $350/unit Rebate

High Efficiency Central A/C: $500/unit Rebate

  • Rebate for replacing existing home A/C or adding a new unit.
  • Cooling capacity <65,000 BTUs (5.4 ton).
  • Minimum efficiency rating –
    • For split systems 
      • 15 SEER
      • 12.5 EER
      • 8.5 HSPF
    • For packaged systems
      • 15 SEER
      • 12 EER
      • 8.2 HSPF
  • High efficiency rating –
    • For split systems
      • 16 SEER
      • 13 EER
      • 9 HSPF
    • For packaged systems
      • 16 SEER
      • 12 EER
      • 8.2 HSPF
  • Limit two rebates per household during the useful life (18 years).
  • Split system requires matching evaporative coil.
  • Split system using water/evaporative-cooled condensers may be eligible provided the air conditioning system has a current (not archived) ARI reference number and efficiency rating. TID will determine qualification for rebate.
  • Rooftop installs must be code compliant for inspection access.
TID Alert

Receive Notifications from TID Alert

TID Alert – get emergency messages straight to your inbox or cell phone. Click here to learn more. 

The Wire Newsletter

The Wire  Customer Newsletter

With information about rebates, special programs, energy savings tips, invitations to special events and more, The Wire is one publication electric service customers don’t want to miss. Delivered quarterly with your TID bill, we bring The Wire directly to your mailbox. Click here to read the latest issue.

Save Energy & Money

Save Energy & Money

Save energy and money with TID’s energy efficiency rebate programs. From light bulbs and appliances, to shade trees, sunscreens and commercial rebates, there’s sure to be a program to help you reduce your energy bill. Click here and start saving today.

Translate »