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New Construction

Whole Home Rebates

CPS Energy offers rebates for new construction. These rebates are based on the performance of the home compared to City codes. Certifying a home through Build San Antonio Green’s® Level 1 Program or higher will qualify a home to recieve these rebates. Homes built outside the City limits must use Build San Antonio Green® to qualify for the Whole Home Rebate

New Construction Level 1
New Construction Level 2
New Construction Level 3
Whole Home Rebate
$800
$1500
$1500

Whole Home RebatesComplete details about the CPS Energy Whole Home Rebate can be found here.

Solar Water Heaters

Rebates for the solar water heating systems are rebates for $.60 per estimated kwH saved annually,  and will be calculated using the Solar Rating Certification Corporation’s(SRCC) calculated Annual kWh Energy Savings Performance table for San Antonio. Rebate funding is on a first come, first served basis. Full details and an application can be found here.

Solar Photovoltaic (PV)

The CPS Energy Solar Initiative Rebate program is offering an incentive of $1.30 – $2.50 per AC watt based on the calculated expected performance of the system. Maximum rebates for residential systems is $25,000 For systems larger than 100kW please contact CPS Energy. Rebates are on a first come, first served basis. Full details and requirements as well as an application can be found here.

Green Retrofit Rebates

Air Conditioning Rebates

Rebates for central air conditioning systems and central heat pump systems are determined by the overall seasonal energy efficiency ratio, or SEER. Central units that qualify for a rebate must have a SEER rating of 15.0 or greater. Your licensed air conditioning contractor or service technician can provide that information. Rebates start at $110 per ton.

Window unit air conditioners that qualify for a rebate must be ENERGY STAR® certified. Window units of 8,000 BTU or less qualify for a one-time $50 credit. Window units greater than 8,000 BTU qualify for a $100 credit. For a current listing of ENERGY STAR® -certified units from all manufacturers, please visit the ENERGY STAR® website at www.energystar.gov.

More details about the Air Conditioner rebates can be found here.

Air Flow Performance Rebates

Duct Repair or Replacement - 25 percent, up to $2,500 per system

Duct Testing50 percent, up to $250 per system

The Air Flow Performance Certification program will include rebates for the repair and/or replacement of duct work needed to improve the overall efficiency of your heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system and for testing that shows improvement to the HVAC system. Rebates are not available for duct sealing.

Attic Insulation Rebates

$.25 per square foot of attic insulation installed. Details can be found here.

Solar Water Heaters

Rebates for the solar water heating systems will have a minimum of $400 with a maximum allowable rebate amount of $800 and will be calculated using the Solar Rating Certification Corporation’s(SRCC) calculated Annual kWh Energy Savings Performance table for San Antonio. Rebate funding is on a first come, first served basis. Full details and an application can be found here.

Solar Photovoltaic (PV)

The CPS Energy Solar Initiative Rebate program is offering an incentive of $3.00 per AC watt based on the calculated expected performance of the system that is less than 100kW. For systems larger than 100kW please contact CPS Energy. Rebates are on a first come, first served basis. Full details and requirements as well as an application can be found here.

Smart Thermostat

CPS offers free programmable thermostats to qualifying customers. Participants agree to let CPS Energy remotely access their central air conditioners to cycle compressors off for short periods of time (approximately ten minutes each half-hour) between 3-7 p.m., Monday through Friday, from May through September. This helps manage peak electric demand and the temperature increase inside your home is generally no more than 2 degrees. For more details and to apply, see this page. You can also apply for the program by calling toll-free (866) 222-7645.

Home Manager

Keep tabs on your electricity using a computer. See how your home is using electricity, from hour to hour, and even make changes remotely using your smart phone or any web-enabled device. These changes could alter the course of your next bill. Even better, it won’t cost you a cent to install or use in your home!  This program is absolutely free! Check your eligibility and enroll here

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