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Incentives/Policies for Energy Efficiency

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Austin Energy - Residential Energy Efficiency Loan Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 02/14/2013
Program Overview:
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Utility Loan Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Radiant Barriers
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Minimum Loan: $1,500
Maximum Incentive:Option One: $15,000
Option Two: $15,000
Option Three: $20,000
Terms:Rate: 0% - 6.0%
Repayment: up to 10 years
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Austin Energy offers three types of loans to residential customers to finance energy efficient improvements in eligible homes. The "Home Energy Improvements Loan" (Option One) can be used to complete suggested weatherization measures, conduct duct testing and improve duct systems, and upgrade HVAC systems. The minimum loan is $1,500 and the maximum loan is $15,000 for single-family homes and duplexes. Terms vary depending on the length of the loan. The "Residential Options Measures" (Option Two) loan covers HVAC replacements, duct testing and duct system improvement, insulation, window films or solar screens, and radiant barrier installations. The minimum loan is $1,500 and the maximum  is $15,000 for single-family homes and duplexes. Option Three allows for a combination of several measures in one energy efficiency project. Under this loan offering, the minimum loan is $1,500 and the maximum loan is $20,000. Loan forms can be found on the program web site listed or by following links provided here. Note: residential customers can utilize either rebate programs or loan programs, not both.

All work must be done by a program-approved contractor. For loan pre-approval with Austin Energy's financing partner, Velocity Credit Union, customers can call (512) 469-7060, or toll free (800) 933-2029 (Option #3), or apply online at


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