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Rebates & Incentives

Rebates & Incentives
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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.

Power Partner℠ Thermostats

Control your Wi-Fi-connected thermostat anywhere, anytime to save money and energy.

You can earn a $25 rebate for each eligible thermostat you purchase and install. Plus, we offer an $85 smart energy savings participation incentive for each Austin Energy-approved Wi-Fi-connected thermostat when you enroll in the voluntary smart energy savings program.

Through our Power Partner Thermostat offering, Austin Energy will pay you a $25 rebate for each eligible thermostat you purchase and install. We’ll also give you an $85 incentive for each approved Wi-Fi -connected thermostat when you enroll in our voluntary smart energy savings events. 

Power Partner Thermostats and Energy Efficiency

Austin Energy will pay you $25 for each qualifying, Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat you purchase and install. 

You can manage your home's temperature from anywhere, anytime using your smart devices. You also can program the thermostat with a personalized cooling or heating schedule for maximum comfort and minimum fuss.

Power Partner Thermostats and Smart Energy Savings

Austin Energy also offers an $85 incentive if you enroll in the Power Partner Thermostat smart energy savings events.

Energy savings events occur on the hottest days of the year. On these days, Austin Energy will briefly adjust your thermostat settings by a few degrees only as needed during peak energy demand. Your participation in smart energy savings events can help increase your energy savings while helping to fulfill community-wide demand for electric service. 

During an energy savings event, program participants agree to let Austin Energy briefly adjust the temperature setting on their thermostats between 2 to 4 degrees when the demand for electricity is highest. These minor changes help prevent outages and reduce energy use without significantly impacting comfort. 

Energy savings events occurs no more than 25 summer days between June and September, during the hours of 3 p.m.- 6 p.m., to ensure everyone is able to stay cool. Austin Energy does not perform energy savings events on weekends or holidays.

You can manually opt out at any time by adjusting your thermostat or through your thermostat’s app. Follow the instructions provided with your thermostat or the directions on your thermostat app.

Note: We do not recommend participating in this offering if someone in your home or office is experiencing serious health problems.

Learn more about smart energy savings

Approved Wi-Fi-Enabled Thermostats

The following thermostats have been approved for use in the Power Partner Thermostats Program. We expect to add more, so check back often for the latest list.

Vendor Thermostat Models Where to Enroll
Alarm.com

Radio Thermostat CT-30*

Radio Thermostat CT-80*

Radio Thermostat CT-100*

Smart Thermostat T10/T2000*

Trane ComfortLink Control*

GoControl Linear Thermostat GC-TBZ48*

Enroll with Alarm.com
ecobee Energy Star Certifiedecobee 3

Energy Star Certifiedecobee 3 lite

Energy Star Certifiedecobee 4

ecobee Smart Si
Enroll with ecobee
Emerson Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat
Sensi™ Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat
Enroll with Emerson
Filtrete Filtrete 3M-50 (WiFi) Enroll with Filtrete
Honeywell Lyric™ Round Wi-Fi Thermostat

Lyric™ T5 and T6 Pro Wi-Fi Thermostats

Wi-Fi Smart Color Thermostat

Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control

Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat

Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat

Wi-Fi 9000

Wi-Fi 9000 with Voice Control

Wi-Fi Focus Pro

Wi-Fi Vision Pro
Enroll with Honeywell
Lux Products Lux GEO - WH, Lux GEO - BL, Lux KONO Enroll with Lux
Nest

Energy Star Certified Nest Thermostat E
 

Energy Star Certified1st Generation Nest
Learning Thermostat

Energy Star Certified2nd Generation Nest
Learning Thermostat

Energy Star Certified3rd Generation Nest
Learning Thermostat

Enroll with Nest
Radio Thermostat Radio Thermostat CT-30 (WiFi)
(Not for Sale)

Radio Thermostat CT-50 (WiFi)

Radio Thermostat CT-80 (WiFi)
Enroll with Radio Thermostat
Vivint Radio Thermostat CT-100* Enroll with Vivint


*Select thermostats must be installed by a third-party installer as part of an alarm system package.

 

 

Austin Energy will provide:

  • A $25 rebate check for each Power Partner thermostat you purchase and install. 
  • An $85 incentive check for participating in the Power Partner Thermostat smart energy savings program.

Prerequisites

  • You must be an Austin Energy customer with a unique account number. Co-op and master-metered accounts are not eligible at this time.
  • You must submit your purchase and installation rebate application within 60 days of purchase of the eligible thermostat (smart energy savings events participation does not have an installation date limitation).

Requirements

  • You must agree to a post-installation inspection by Austin Energy, if necessary.
  • Existing equipment must be connected and operational.
  • All required City of Austin permits must be in place.
  • You must have a standard air conditioning system (split system, package unit, or heat pump).
  • The heater component may be gas or electric.
  • Your air conditioning equipment must be in good mechanical condition and controlled by an approved, communicating thermostat device.
  • Landlords are only eligible for the purchase and installation rebate and are not eligible to receive the smart energy savings events incentives.
  • Renters are eligible to receive the smart energy savings participation incentive. Renters may also receive the purchase and installation rebate if they purchased and installed the thermostat.
  • Applicants are limited to 5 thermostats.
  • You must use an Austin Energy-approved Internet-connected thermostat.
  • Application name must match name on the Austin Energy electric accounts or the application will be delayed and may be rejected.

Vendor Thermostat Models Where to Enroll
Alarm.com

Radio Thermostat CT-30*

Radio Thermostat CT-80*

Radio Thermostat CT-100*

Smart Thermostat T10/T2000*

Trane ComfortLink Control*

GoControl Linear Thermostat GC-TBZ48*

Enroll with Alarm.com
ecobee Energy Star Certifiedecobee 3

Energy Star Certifiedecobee 3 lite

Energy Star Certifiedecobee 4

ecobee Smart Si
Enroll with ecobee
Emerson Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat
Sensi™ Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat
Enroll with Emerson
Filtrete Filtrete 3M-50 (WiFi) Enroll with Filtrete
Honeywell Lyric™ Round Wi-Fi Thermostat

Lyric™ T5 and T6 Pro Wi-Fi Thermostats

Wi-Fi Smart Color Thermostat

Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat

Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat with Voice Control

Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat

Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat

Wi-Fi 9000

Wi-Fi 9000 with Voice Control

Wi-Fi Focus Pro

Wi-Fi Vision Pro
Enroll with Honeywell
Lux Products Lux GEO - WH, Lux GEO - BL, Lux KONO Enroll with Lux
Nest

Energy Star Certified Nest Thermostat E
 

Energy Star Certified1st Generation Nest
Learning Thermostat

Energy Star Certified2nd Generation Nest
Learning Thermostat

Energy Star Certified3rd Generation Nest
Learning Thermostat

Enroll with Nest
Radio Thermostat Radio Thermostat CT-30 (WiFi)
(Not for Sale)

Radio Thermostat CT-50 (WiFi)

Radio Thermostat CT-80 (WiFi)
Enroll with Radio Thermostat
Vivint Radio Thermostat CT-100* Enroll with Vivint


*Select thermostats must be installed by a third-party installer as part of an alarm system package.

Apply for a Rebate Online

You can apply for your rebate online once you purchase your Power Partner Thermostat.

Apply Online

Are You Waiting For a Rebate?

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

Check Status

Purchase and install one of the Austin Energy-approved Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats listed in the Power Partner Thermostat Eligibility tab.

Install Your Thermostat

Complete your thermostat installation and register your device with the manufacturer.

Apply for Your $25 Rebate Online

All purchase and installation rebate applications are online. You must submit your rebate application within 60 days of purchase. The following information is required for your online rebate application: 

  • Active Austin Energy Customer Account Number
  • Manufacturer
  • Model
  • Thermostat Serial Number
  • Receipt (Residential Customers Only)
  • Air Conditioning Tonnage (Commercial Customers Only)

Connect and Enroll to Receive Your $85 Smart Energy Savings Participation Incentive

  1. Connect your thermostat to Wi-Fi. Create your thermostat account with your thermostat manufacturer using your computer or smartphone.
  2. After you register, you’ll receive an email from the thermostat company or you can go to the 'where to enroll' information on our website to apply for your rebate.
  3. Enroll in the Power Partner Thermostat smart energy savings events by clicking on your thermostat manufacturer’s link in the Eligibility tab or follow the instructions in the email you receive from the thermostat manufacturer.

You should receive your rebate or incentive check within four to six weeks of enrolling in each program.

Tips for Applying Online

  • If you choose to submit the online rebate application, you will need to have all required information on hand before you start.
  • You will need to complete and submit the application in a single session. You cannot save your information and start again later. Active sessions time out after one hour of inactivity.
  • If your application requires supporting documentation, such as invoices or sales receipts, you will need to scan or photograph these documents and upload 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)
  • Check your rebate status using the confirmation (enrollment) number you receive after the application submission. You will also need your City of Austin utility account number.

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.



Last Updated: 6/6/18
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