Explore Whole-Home Energy Improvements
Upgrade houses that are at least 10 years old.
- Monitor Your Usage
- Lower Your Usage
- Maximize Your Energy Savings
Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® upgrades help you breathe easier with savings on monthly bills, cleaner indoor air quality, increased comfort, and a smaller carbon footprint.
Take Full Advantage of Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®
When you work with a participating contractor to make whole-house energy efficiency upgrades through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, you choose savings and health benefits. Follow this comprehensive approach to invest in the health of your home, your household, and your wallet with rebates averaging $1,800.
Want to learn more? See our interactive guide "Home Energy Improvement Explained"
Contact a few participating contractors today to learn more about Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, then make your selection to enjoy the benefits listed here.
|Key Energy Efficiency Improvement||Your Healthy Benefit||Your Savings Benefit|
|Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Equipment||Keep your home comfortable and at the ideal moisture level. Eliminate excess moisture and reduce risk for mold. Correctly-sized and efficient AC units ensure proper cooling throughout the home while eliminating high humidity. This increases your comfort level and decreases the energy use of the air conditioning equipment.||Properly-sized, high-efficiency air conditioning units help you save an average of 20% on summer energy bills.|
|Duct Work Sealing, Repair, Replacement||Direct conditioned air to your living areas, not your attic. Minimize indoor airborne pollutants and improve air quality. Leaky air ducts allow particles like allergens, germs, dust, and pollutants to enter your HVAC system, affecting your whole household. Proper sealing of home air ducts introduces fewer airborne particles to impact your respiratory health.||Improving ducts saves energy and money, especially since the average duct system in a 10+ year-old home only delivers 73% of its air to the intended location.|
|Home Weatherization||Maintain desired indoor air temperature. Reduce access points for pests. Protect against UVA radiation. Weatherization makes a big difference. Increasing attic insulation levels helps maintain indoor air temperatures. Sealing around doors, windows and plumbing removes sneaky access points for critters and insects. Solar shading blocks UVA radiation to protect against sun damage.||When you seal all of your home’s hidden air leaks, you seal gaps equal to an opening about 10” x 10”. Plus, you can save up to 8% of total energy costs by air sealing your home and adding insulation.|
Save Money and Energy
Save an average of $1,800 in rebates on qualifying projects. You can even take advantage of attractive financing to help you get started and enjoy up to 20% savings on your summer energy bills.
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Work with a participating contractor to start these important energy efficiency upgrades and receive corresponding rebates.
Austin Energy residential customers have a unique opportunity to choose from an array of programs and services to help save even more money and energy.
- Thermostat Rebates – Enroll in the Power PartnerSM Thermostat program with your approved programmable internet-connected thermostats to qualify for an $85 rebate, and earn an additional $25 rebate if a registered contractor installs the thermostat.
- Free Austin Energy Web App – Monitor your daily energy consumption and avoid higher billing tiers. Use your online City of Austin Utilities username and password to log in today.
- ECAD Ordinance Compliance – Customers who complete all recommended work through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR meet the requirements for Energy Conservation Audit and Disclosure (ECAD) ordinance for a period of 10 years (City of Austin only).
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy have awarded Austin Energy’s Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year Award for 12 years since 2005.
Learn more about the health and savings benefits associated with these home improvements: Solar Screens and Film, Weatherstripping and Caulking, Radiant Barriers, Insulation and Air Sealing, Right-Sized Air Conditioners (pdf), Indoor Air Quality