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Elite HVAC Is An Austin Energy Rebate Program Partner
The Austin energy rebate program can be quite complicated, even for those of us in the industry. However, it has a unique and well-funded energy efficiency rebate improvement program that is available to most homes that receive Austin Energy power. It has more money than it uses every year and Austin’s homeowners should SERIOUSLY look into how it could benefit them.
A typical older Austin home may be able to save 30 percent or more on their energy bills from utilizing this program while also making the home more comfortable. The expectation is that it will pay for itself within 5 years or less after the rebate. There is also a reduced rate loan that goes along with the program. The cost of the loan payment will probably be less than your efficiency gains.
Learn More About The City of Austin’s ENERGY STAR® Rebate Program
ENERGY STAR® is dedicated to enhancing the lives of Austin residents by helping them make energy improvements to their homes. The Home Performance program takes an integrative approach to your home’s energy efficiency. Making your home more energy-efficient will not only help improve the overall air quality but it will also save you money every month. The average rebate is typically around $1,800 and is expected to reduce your summer energy bills by 20% on average. To get more information on the program, call one of the energy specialists at Elite today! We are more than happy to answer your questions and help you begin the application process to receive an energy rebate for your Austin home.
Elite Provides The Following Energy Efficiency Improvements
As a participating contractor of the Austin Energy rebate program, we offer a wide variety of services to improve the overall energy efficiency of your home. When you contact Elite, we will discuss the current state of your home’s energy system, provide a no-cost energy audit, provided a series of recommendations, quote, and aid you with your rebate application. Elite provides the following home energy improvements with the ENERGY STAR® program.
- AC tune-ups
- New AC or heater pump installation
- Attic insulation
- Seal off and or replace leaky ducts
- New thermostat installation (Power Partner)
- Installing insulated covers for house fans and pull-down attic stairs
The specific name of the program falls under “weatherization,” which can be confusing and overwhelming to some so it often goes underutilized due to lack of knowledge in the Austin community. We will try to provide some clarity so it doesn’t seem quite so overwhelming.
What is Weatherization?
Weatherization can help to increase your home or businesses energy efficiency through improvements in the following:
- Sealing holes and cracks around windows & doors
- Replacing or tuning your HVAC system
- Checking, repairing or replacing ductwork
To learn more about Elite’s weatherization services, visit click here!
The ductwork that does not meet leakage requirements will need to be repaired or replaced. This stops the air you are paying for from leaking into the attic. An HVAC system may be way oversized or very inefficient to overcome leaking ducts.
Attic insulation in most older homes in Austin is about 1/3 of what is most beneficial. Ideally, there is about 14″ of insulation in the attic. Surprisingly, to some people, attic insulation is really important to keeping a home comfortable during the heating season. Heat rises after all. It is also important in keeping a/c cooling to be most efficient.
Weatherstripping around furnace doors, any older exterior doors, and sealing up any holes that may lead to infiltration of air from the outside. This will make the house more efficient and increase air quality by not allowing allergenic air from outside to come in without being filtered.