- Why would I want to become a PG&E approved service contractor?
Aside from receiving incentives per unit treated based on size, age, and presence of economizer, you may grow your business by generating more leads, and cultivating longer-term engagements and repeat business with existing customers. You will also differentiate your company from other lower performing contractors who do not provide predictive maintenance to their customers.
- Will it cost me anything to participate?
There are no fees to participate. However, there may be associated costs to comply with the HVAC Optimization Program requirements.
- Will I be required to go through special training?
Yes. Every contractor and participating technicians accepted into the HVAC Optimization Program must go through a two-part training and Quality Control process to ensure the service provided to customer consistently meets the program requirements. The training is provided at no cost to the contractor.
- Will PG&E supply me with customer leads?
Customers interested in the program will have access to participating contractors in their area. The list of participating contractors is available online and through PG&E account representatives.
- How and when do I receive my incentives?
Once all units are brought to the ANSI/ASHRAE/ACCA Standard 180 QM Standard baseline, you will receive the contractor incentives for qualified tasks performed. The customer will also receive incentives when the units are brought to baseline and will receive additional incentives at the end of year one (Silver Tier), or the end of years two and three (Gold Tier), once all quarterly inspections are submitted at the end of each year. See Benefits & Incentives for more information.
- How many scheduled visits will I be required to make during the year?
The agreement requires a minimum of four services per year. Four total inspections, for Silver Tier, or a total of 12 inspections, for Gold Tier, during the three-year agreement.
- What resources are available for me to sell the program to my customers?
PG&E has printable and online resources available for contractors which help explain the value and benefits of the HVAC Optimization Program to your current and potential customers.
These resources are made available to participating contractors upon completion of all required program trainings.