Austin Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program (Texas)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Texas

Name Austin Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program
Incentive Type Utility Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Heat pumps, Water Heaters, Windows, Radiant Barriers
Active Incentive Yes
Implementing Sector Utility
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Central AC/Heat Pump: $350 - $600

Package Unit AC/Heat Pump: $400 - $550
Weatherization Bonus: $250 - $500
Solar Screens/Solar Film: $1/sq. ft.
Attic Insulation to R-38: varies by original R-value
Radiant Barrier: $0.10/sq. ft. of accessible attic space
Duct Replacement: $1.75/sq. ft.
Duct Insulation: $1.25/sq. ft.
External Combustion Air: $20 each
Air Infiltration and Duct Sealing: $0.12/sq. ft.
Duct System Performance Test: $200 each system/$50 per new return air improvement

Equipment Requirements Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps (Central Split Systems): Minimum SEER rating of 15 and EER rating of 12.5

Air Conditioners and Heat Pumps (Package Unit): Minimum SEER rating of 14 and EER rating of 12
Attic Insulation: R-38

Installation Requirements Work must be performed by a participating contractor

Maximum Incentive Up to 20% of the cost of improvements, up to $1,575

Bonus incentives up to $700

Program Administrator Austin Energy

References DSIRE[1]


Austin Energy offers incentives to its residential customers to encourage the use of energy efficient equipment and measures. Rebates are available for qualified HVAC equipment, water heating equipment and weatherization improvements. A winter bonus rebate is also available on certain HVAC improvements. Customers may also receive the Home Performance Bonus Rebate up to $500 when they install a new air conditioning unit or heat pump and perform the following weatherization measures listed, if needed:

  • Install additional attic insulation
  • Repair leaking AC ducts
  • Caulk around plumbing under sinks
  • Weather-strip doors
  • Install Low-E windows, solar screens, or awnings (to windows in direct sun)
  • Radiant barrier

To take advantage of the weatherization rebates, customers must first have an energy audit performed on homes. Energy audits are not required for the HVAC rebates. Mobile homes or manufactured homes are eligible for rebates on new air conditioners only. Other energy efficiency improvements cannot be rebated for these dwellings due to construction code differences. Contact Austin Energy or visit the program web site for further requirements and guidelines.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Customer Care Center
Department Austin Energy
Address 721 Barton Springs
Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78704-1194
Phone (512) 974-7827


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"