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Austin, TX 78704

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Saving energy and money go hand-in-hand. We can all contribute to reducing Austin’s energy demand by making simple lifestyle changes and energy-efficient home improvements. When demand decreases, we all save. Austin Energy is committed to helping our customers achieve the greatest savings possible.

Pool Pumps

Keep your pool clean and save money.

Austin Energy offers residential customers a rebate to install qualifying ENERGY STAR® variable-speed pool pumps. 

Installing a variable-speed pool pump can help you save energy and keep your swimming pool clean. Austin Energy offers a rebate to help you purchase and install a new qualifying ENERGY STAR® variable speed pool pump for your home.

Most pool pumps run at one speed. Variable-speed pumps run at multiple speeds. They work at the minimum speed necessary to effectively clean your pool. If you are installing a new pool, consider asking for a variable-speed pool pump.

These pool pumps can help you save about $300 a year in electricity. You can expect:

  • Energy savings of 60% or more
  • Ten years of reliable operation
  • Quieter and more efficient cleaning
  • Reduced maintenance
  • Return on investment within two to three years
  • A $300 rebate from Austin Energy

Interested in learning more? Visit ENERGY STAR for details on certified variable speed pool pumps.

Participating Contractor Required for Rebate

Austin Energy requires that you use a participating contractor to install the variable speed pool pump to qualify for this rebate. Your participating contractor can help you choose the right equipment for your home.

Other Energy Efficiency Incentives

We also offer rebates for the following equipment that can improve energy efficiency in your home:

If your home is 10 years or older, consider whole home energy efficiency improvements through Home Performance with ENERGY STAR®. Our participating contractors will perform an energy analysis to determine potential energy-saving improvements to your home.

Austin Energy offers a $300 rebate per unit to customers who install qualified variable-speed pool pumps.

To identify qualifying variable speed pool pumps, visit the ENERGY STAR Find and Compare Products webpage and search for variable speed pool pumps.

Participating contractors can provide more information.

 

Prerequisites

  • You must receive electricity from Austin Energy.
  • You must purchase a new qualifying ENERGY STAR variable speed pool pump
  • You must use an Austin Energy participating contractor to install the variable speed pool pump.
  • Your participating contractor must submit your application within 90 days of installation. Applications submitted beyond this time frame will not be approved.
  • Participating contractors must comply with all program requirements and conduct business in an honest, professional, and ethical manner. All participating contractors must abide by the Austin Energy Code of Conduct and Ethical Requirements (pdf)​.

Requirements

  • All installations must reduce peak demand for electricity.
  • All work must meet manufacturers’ standards and local, state, and national codes.
  • The new pool pump must replace an existing pump or be installed in a new, in-ground pool.
  • The new pool pump must be installed at your address.

Exclusions

  • New in-ground pools and existing pools with solar heating are not eligible.

Rebate Recipient Eligibility Requirements

  • Property owners or electric account holders that purchased and installed the equipment are eligible to receive the rebates.
  • By default, the rebate payment is directed to the customer listed on the Austin Energy electric account. The rebate may also be directed to one of the below parties if all requirements are met.
    • The property owner, verified using county tax records.
    • A tenant at the property, when the property owner submits a signed Letter of Authorization to issue the rebate to the tenant.
    • A property manager, when the property owner submits a signed Letter of Authorization to issue the rebate to the property manager.
    • If you need a Letter of Authorization, please email Austin Energy Customer Energy Solutions or call us at 512-482-5342.
  • Participating contractors are not eligible to receive the rebates.
Are You Waiting For a Rebate?

Use the confirmation (enrollment) and utility account numbers to check the status of your rebate application.

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Find a Participating Contractor

You must use a participating contractor to install the equipment to qualify for this offering. As with any service for your home, we recommend that you check references and get at least three different estimates from any of the companies listed on this page. 

Participating contractors must comply with all program requirements and conduct business in an honest, professional, and ethical manner. All participating contractors must abide by the Austin Energy Code of Conduct and Ethical Requirements (pdf)​.

The participating contractor will apply for your rebate on your behalf through Austin Energy’s online rebate processing system. Your participating contractor will need the following information for your rebate application:

  • Active Austin Energy Customer Account Number
  • Tax Assessor Property ID
  • Heating type (electric, gas, none)
  • Pool size (gallons)
  • Rated horsepower
  • Maximum service factor for new pool pump
  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Serial Number
  • Variable Speed (Yes or No)
  • Invoice that must include:
    • Unit model numbers
    • Unit serial numbers
    • Installation date
    • Rebate recipient/applicant contact information (name, address, email address and/or phone number)
    • Installation address
  • Letter of Authorization (if applicable – see the Eligibility tab)

Tips for Applying

  • Have all required information on hand before you start.
  • If the application requires supporting documentation, such as invoices or sales receipts, a scan or photograph of these documents will need to be uploaded into the application system. The system will accept any of the following file formats:
    • Adobe Acrobat PDF (.pdf)
    • Microsoft Word Document (.doc or .docx)
    • JPEG (.jpg)
    • ZIP (.zip)

Call Austin Energy Customer Energy Solutions at 512-482-5346 or email us if you have questions about your rebate status or need help with your rebate application.

Find a Participating Contractor

You must use a participating contractor to install the equipment to qualify for this offering. As with any service for your home, we recommend that you check references and get at least three different estimates from any of the companies listed on this page. 

Participating contractors must comply with all program requirements and conduct business in an honest, professional, and ethical manner. All participating contractors must abide by the Austin Energy Code of Conduct and Ethical Requirements (pdf)​.

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The selection of a Participating Contractor to perform work is the sole decision of the property owner and/or authorized lessee/occupant. Inclusion in this directory does not represent an endorsement by Austin Energy of any product, individual, or company. No work is guaranteed or warranty expressed or implied, and Austin Energy makes no guarantees as to the quality, cost, or effectiveness of the products provided and work performed by the contractor, employees, or subcontractors.

Disclaimer

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

Rebates are not guaranteed until after Austin Energy's review and approval of the rebate application.

Program guidelines include additional requirements and limitations for receiving the above rebates. Contact us for more details.



Date last reviewed or modified: 10/15/20
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