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United Cooperative Services - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 04/23/2012
Program Overview:
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Heat recovery, Programmable Thermostats, Caulking/Weather-stripping, Building Insulation, Windows, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Room Air Conditioners, Dual Fuel Heat Pump
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:Geothermal Heat Pump: $200/ton
Air Source Heat Pump: $100 - $500
Dual Fuel Heat Pump: $75
Waste Heat Recovery System: $200/unit
HVAC Tune-Up: $100
Room A/C: $30
Programmable Thermostat: up to $50
Water Heater (New Construction): $75 per unit
Attic Insulation (Retrofit): $0.02/inch per sq ft
Whole House Bonus Rebate: $150
Energy Star Qualified New Home: $500
Maximum Incentive:Insulation Rebate: paid only up to maximum depth of 12 inches
Total Rebates: $1,200 maximum per home
Eligible System Size:Water Heater: 40-gallon minimum capacity
Equipment Requirements:Geothermal Heat Pump: Minimum EER of 11.0
Air Source Heat Pump: Minimum SEER of 14.0
Water Heater: Minimum 0.92 GAMA efficiency factor
Room AC: Must be Energy Star
Installation Requirements:Water heater rebates are only offered for new home construction
Minimum insulation thickness must be 8 inches or greater
Expiration Date:All rebate forms and accompanying documentation must be submitted within 60 days of the completion of construction and/or installation.
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United Cooperative Services offers a one-time rebate program for new home construction and retrofit upgrades. The following equipment are eligible under United's Rebate Program:

  • Air-Source Heat Pumps
  • Dual Fuel Heat Pumps
  • Ground Source Heat Pumps
  • Waste Heat Recovery System
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Room Air Conditioners
  • Water Heaters
  • Attic Insulation

Water heater rebates can only be applied to electric water heaters installed in new homes. Efficient homes may be eligible for a $150 or $500 rebate if the home meets program standards. Maximum incentives are capped at $1,200 per home. To be eligible for the rebate program, rebate forms and accompanying documentation must be submitted within 60 days of the completion of construction and/or installation. Additional equipment requirements and applications may be found on the web site listed above.

  Seth Rosser
United Cooperative Services
P.O. Box 16
Cleburne, TX 76033
Fax: (817) 556-4068
Web Site:
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