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Austin Utilities (Gas and Electric) - Residential Conserve and Save Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/08/2014
Program Overview:
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Water Heaters, Lighting, Furnaces , Boilers, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Building Insulation, Windows, Custom/Others pending approval, Room Air Conditioners, LED Lighting, Drain Water Heat Recovery, Tankless Water Heaters
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Programmable Thermostats: $25
Attic Insulation (Self Installed): $0.10 per square foot
Attic Insulation (Contractor Installed): $150 plus 0.15 per square foot
Air Sealing: $200
Rim Joist Sealing: $150
Wall Insulation: $200 - $300
Windows: $15
Drain Water Heat Recovery (DWHR): $200
Custom: Contact AU for details

Electric Rebates
CFL Bulbs: 50% of cost
CFL Light Fixtures: $15
LED Bulbs/Fixtures: $10 - $20
Clothes Washer: $25 - $100
Dishwashers: $25
Refrigerators/Freezers: $25
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $15
Room Air Conditioners: $25
Room A/C Recycling: $15
Central A/C: $100 - $200, plus $25 - $75 for each SEER point above 14.5
Dehumidifiers: $65 with trade-in of working unit
Air Source Heat Pumps: $200/ton, plus $75 for each SEER above requirement
Ground Source Heat Pumps: $200/ton, plus $150 for each EER point over requirement, plus $250 per desuperheater

Natural Gas Rebates
Boilers: $100 - $300
Electronic Ignition Hearth: $75
Furnaces: $100 - $200
Furnace Fan Motor: $125
Water Heaters: $50 - $100
Tankless Water Heaters: $200 - $250 depending on efficiency

Maximum Incentive:Attic Insulation: Rebate is capped at 50% of cost
Equipment Requirements:See application form or contact AU for general requirements
Web Site: http://www.austinutilities.com/pages/residential-conserve/
Summary:

Austin Utilities offers incentives to its residential customers for the installation of energy-efficient equipment in homes. Rebates are available for both electric and natural gas equipment. Eligible equipment includes a variety of appliances, central air conditioning, heat pumps, boilers, furnaces, water heaters, lighting, ceiling fans, insulation, programmable thermostats, energy audits, and custom measures. Recycling rebates for refrigerators, freezers and room air conditioners are only available to customers who properly recycle their old working models. Austin Utilities will reimburse the customer for specified recycling costs if they have proof that they recycled their old unit and replaced it with an ENERGY STAR model. Applications for measures installed in the previous year must be received by March 31 of the following year. Rebates are available until calendar year program funding is exhausted.


 
Contact:
  Customer Service - AU
Austin Utilities
400 4th Street NE
Austin, MN 55912-3495
Phone: (507) 433-8886
Fax: (507) 433-5045
Web Site: http://www.austinutilities.com
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