Rebates Made Easy
Here is a handy list of most of the energy rebates out there for City of Austin rebates & federal. It’s a bit lengthy but a loaded rebate summary, a handy list with links …
Free Home Energy Analysis
Description: This is a groovy tool. You can download your city of Austin energy bills into this program, and it points out how much your appliances and systems are costing you annually, and what you can do to save. It might not work well for a new account holder, or a person just moving into a home, but it’s great information to look through after owning your home for 6-12 months!
Find the energy wasters in your home with our Home Energy Analysis. This tool can provide specific feedback using your energy consumption information. To make the most out of the experience, have your utility account number ready!
WashWise Rebate Program – Washer & Dryer rebate
The City offers rebates on the purchase of high efficiency clothes washers. The $150 rebate is made up of two parts: a $100 water rebate and a $50 energy rebate. (Rebate amounts valid for purchases on or after 7/4/08, earlier purchases rebated at $50 for water, $50 for energy)
Toilet Replacement Program
The Toilet Replacement Program can help replace up to three toilets per household with new, efficient toilets. To qualify, you must receive your water from the City of Austin or an eligible MUD. (On hold as of 8/09)
Toilet Rebate Program
The rebate option allows you to choose your toilet from a list of approved models that carry the EPA WaterSense label. You purchase and install the toilets, then send us your completed application (pdf) and a copy of your receipt. Eligible customers will receive a rebate of the toilet cost, up to a specified maximum (below).
Rebates of $30 per barrel are available for rainbarrels holding 75 gallons or more. (Two smaller barrels may be purchased for one $30 rebate if the combined capacity is at least 75 gallons.) Barrels purchased through the City and barrels previously used as rainbarrels are not eligible for rebates. Applicants must be customers of Austin Water Utility or an eligible water district and agree to keep the rainbarrel in use within the AWU service area for a five-year period.
Rainwater Harvesting Rebates
The City offers a rebate of up to $500 on the cost of installing a larger capacity rainwater harvesting system (over 300 gallons). Applications must be approved before equipment is purchased.
After you have an irrigation audit, you may qualify for rebates of up to $375 when you make equipment upgrades recommended by your auditor.
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®—Rebate Levels
Earn a Bonus Rebate for Making Multiple Improvements http://www.austinenergy.com/Energy%20Efficiency/Programs/Rebates/Residential/Home%20Performance%20with%20Energy%20Star/rebateLevels.htm
Rebate Amounts for HVAC replacement & weatherization…visit City of Austin site for most up to date info
Austin Energy offers a cash incentive for your old 14-to-27 cubic feet refrigerator/freezer. We will even pick it up for free and dispose of it in an environmentally-sound way. (Note: The unit must be in working condition.) $50 rebate for a working refrigerator.
Power Partner Thermostats
Being a Power Partner – Managing peak demand helps delay the need to build expensive power plants. This helps keep electric rates lower.As a Power Partner, you’ll receive a free programmable thermostat plus free installation and warranty. This package is a $200 to $280 value.
FEDERAL TAX CREDITS
Federal Tax Credits for Consumer Energy Efficiency
If you purchase an energy-efficient product or renewable energy system for your home, you may be eligible for a federal tax credit. Below you will find an overview of the federal tax credits for energy efficiency
Tax Credit: 30% of cost up to $1,500
Expires: December 31, 2010
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