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Utility Rebates

As part of Austin Energy’s Appliance Efficiency Program (AEP), you can receive a rebate from Austin Energy to install a qualified energy-efficient air conditioning system. Replace your old air conditioner with an energy-efficient system and save energy and money. Newer, more efficient models use up to 40% less electricity.

Prerequisites

  • You must receive electricity from Austin Energy.
  • You must use a City of Austin Registered Contractor.
  • Your system must be 10 years old or older.
  • You must submit your rebate application within 60 days of installation.

Equipment Installation Requirements

  • All installations must reduce peak demand for electricity.
  • All required City of Austin permits must be in place.
  • All work must meet manufacturers’ standards and local, state, and national codes.
  • Your new air conditioner must meet the efficiency guidelines in the rebate tables.
  • You must replace all air conditioning system components.
  • Your installer must size equipment to approved ACCA Manual J methodology (or a minimum of 600 sq ft per ton/12,000 BTU).
  • You must attach proof that your equipment meets the sizing requirement (Manual J or a minimum of 600 sq ft per ton/12,000 BTU.
  • You must agree to a post-installation inspection by Austin Energy.
Exclusions

Air conditioning systems with electric resistance heating elements do not qualify.

Central Split System

Package Units

Mini-Split System

1 Mini-Splits less than 18,000 BTU/hour (1-1/2 tons capacity) receive 50% of the above rebates.

Disclaimer: Funding is limited and available only to Austin Energy customers on a first-come, first-serve basis. Offerings are subject to change without notice.

Equipment Installation Requirements

Pedernales Electric Cooperative offers rebate incentives to residential members for the installation of energy-efficient HVAC systems in existing single-family homes. To qualify for incentives, participants must meet all program eligibility criteria and satisfy all installation requirements.

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