AFUE* greater than or equal to 95%

HEATING, COOLING & WATER HEATING

REBATE

ENERGY STAR®  $25

ENERGY STAR Most Efficient®  $40

$200

Furnace Natural Gas Retrofit

High Efficiency Toilet (HET)

Solar Thermal Water Heating

0.5 kW - 10 kW

SolarChoice Community Solar

(not currently available at OPU)

HOUSE CALL - INSULATION & SEALING

ELIGIBILITY DESCRIPTION

To qualify for a rebate in this section you must have a "House Call" completed.

New: Rated "e" electrically efficient furnace by AHRI*  Retrofit: Electronically Communicated Motor (ECM)

$15 rebate (no recyclingof working unit)

$25 rebate (with recycling of working unit) + recycling rebate up to $15.  Must include recycling receipt.

WATERSENSE®  Label

Refrigerators - Freezers

92% AFUE = $100; 95% AFUE = $300;

97% AFUE = $400 

Minimum efficiency requirement of 14.5 SEER* and AHRI* certified.

Heat Pumps - Air Force

$25

Thermostat must control primary heating system.  If self-installed, original UPC code from box required

$350 (capped at 50% of cost)

Program-qualified water heater (WH) to replace an orphaned water heater.  Must replace atmospheric WH with power vent tank or tankless WH.  Must be verified through audit.

Tank (Storage)  UEF* greater than or equal to 0.59; or Tankless (Instantaneous) UEF greater than .82

Bonus Water Heater

50% of bulb cost not to exceed $15 per bulb

The first step to saving energy is an energy audit.  A House Call Audit includes an in-depth review of your energy use and written report listing energy saving recommendations.  To schedule an audit, complete a Pre-Audit Questionaire available online or at Austin Utilities.


Standard Audit: $50 ($300 value)     Performance Audit: $125 ($380 value)

$15 per sq ft net aperture (up to $1200)

Room Air Conditioners

LED Light Fixtures

Purchase of a new ENERGY STAR® or ENERGY STAR Most Efficient® rated unit.

See rebate form for details.  20,000 Cooling BTU/hr or less: $100 plus $25 efficiency bonus.  Greater than 20,000 Cooling BTU/hr: $200 plus $75 efficiency bonus.

$100


Attic Insulation

EER* greater than or equal to 17.1 and COP* greater than or equal to 3.6.  Must be AHRI certified and a 2-stage unit.

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LED Bulbs

On-demand electronic ignition in a sealed combustion/direct vent unit.

Weather Based Irrigation

Water Heaters - Natural Gas

"House Call" audit must be performed prior to work being conducted.  All bypasses identified in audit must be  addressed and work performed by Qualified CEE* Contractor.  Retrofit only.

AFUE* greater than or equal to 92%

Rim Joist Sealing

Gas Dryers only: $50

Self Installed or Non CEE Qualified Contractor installed.  Must add a minimum of R19 with ending R value of 44 or greater.  Retrofit only.

Qualified CEE* Contractor installed - Must be recommended in "House Call" audit.  Minimum 450sq. ft. of insulation for rebate.  Injection for empty wall cavities only.  Exterior Rigid Foam: R5 or greater on already insulated walls.  Retrofit only.

Showerhead

EER* greater than or equal to 16.1 and COP* greater than or equal to 3.1.  Must be AHRI certified.

GREEN EFFICIENCY MEASURES

Programmable Thermostat

ELIGIBILTY DESCRIPTION

Clean and Tune: Furnace/Boiler
and/or Central Air Conditioners

Attic Air Sealing

200 per Ton + $150 per EER* over minimum efficiency requirement + $250 per desuperheater.  See rebate for multi-stage model qualification.

Purchase of a new Natural Gas ENERGY STAR® rated unit.  You must be a natural gas customer.

REBATE

Clothes Dryer

(Natural Gas Only)

Rain Barrel Rebate

ELIGIBILTY DESCRIPTION

6-year plan = $340 per panel; 12-year plan = $660 per panel

Must serve domestic hot water

WATERSENSE®  Label

​​AUSTIN AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

$150

Qualified CEE* Contractor installed - Must be recommended in "House Call" audit and add a minimum of R19 with ending
R value of 44 or greater.

$125 (capped at 50% of material cost)


Purchase of new ENERGY STAR® rated LED light fixtures.

Purchase of a new ENERGY STAR® rated unit.  Louvered sides 10.7 EER min.  Smooth Sides 9.4 EER min.

REBATE

85% AFUE = $100; 90% AFUE = $250;

95% AFUE = $350  Boilers with indirect fire water heater = $100 additional rebate


Central Air Conditioners &
Ductless Mini Split Systems

Furnace Fan Motor

REBATE

$300 for Injection

$200 for Exterior rigid foam

Heat Pumps - Ground Source -
Water-to-Water

ELIGIBILITY DESCRIPTION

REBATE

Clothes Washers

$25


$10

Heat Pumps - Ground Source -
Water-to-Air

Basic Programmable = $25 (retrofit only)

WiFi Enabled $75

Must be performed by a Professional HVAC or Boiler Technician.  Eligible every other year.

Furnace Natural Gas New Construction

REBATE

$125 New installation

$50 Retrofit

Purchase of a new ENERGY STAR® or ENERGY STAR Most Efficient® rated unit.

Wall Insulation

$25 for purchase or up to $40 with proof of recycling working unit (actual cost of recycling not to exceed $15)

ELIGIBILITY DESCRIPTION

95% AFUE = $100; 97% AFUE = $200

HOME INSULATION MEASURES

ENERGY STAR® Up to $100

ENERGY STAR Most Efficient® up to $150

$75

Purchase of new ENERGY STAR® rated LED's.

$25 for purchase or up to $40 with proof of recycling working unit (actual cost of recycling not to exceed $15)

Attic Insulation

AFUE* greater than or equal to 85%

Boiler Natural Gas

$75

ENERGY STAR APPLIANCES

Purchase of a new ENERGY STAR® rated unit

Bonus rebate available for recycling of a working unit

$25

50% of fixture cost, up to $20.  ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient Ceiling Fans with lighting 50% of fixture cost up to $25

See rebate form for details.  20,000 Cooling BTU/hr or less: $100 plus $25 efficiency bonus.  Greater than 20,000 Cooling BTU/hr: $200 plus $75 efficiency bonus.

2018 Residential Energy Efficiency Programs

Fireplace Electronic Ignition Hearth

$10

ENERGY STAR® rated for northern climate zone (U-factor less than or equal to 0.21.  Must be exterior entry door into a conditioned living space, not including storm doors.  Retrofit only.

.59 UEF = $50   .62 UEF = $100  
.65 UEF = $150   .82 UEF = $200
.91 UEF = $250

ELIGIBILTY DESCRIPTION

Solar Photovoltaic System

Replacement Doors

(less than 50% glass)

14.5 SEER* or greater and HSPF 8.2 or greater.  (HSPF = Heating Seasonal Performance Factor).

Must be a tree purchased from a qualifying nursery and listed on the qualifying tree list

200 per Ton + $150 - efficiency bonus +$250 per desuperheater.

Minimum size 40 gallons

Must be an AU electric customer

$25

Partners In Planting Tree Rebate

WATERSENSE®  Label

$0.50 per system watt (up to $5,000)

Dehumidifiers

Dishwashers

WATER EFFICIENCY MEASURES

Purchase of a new ENERGY STAR® rated unit.

"House Call" audit must be performed prior to work being conducted. Rim joist sealing indentified in audit and work completed by Qualified CEE* contractor.  Retrofit only.