Austin Utilities (Gas and Electric) - Residential Conserve and Save Rebate Program

August 18, 2022


Austin Utilities offers incentives to its residential customers for the installation of energy-efficient equipment in homes. Rebates are available for both electric and natural gas equipment. Eligible equipment includes a variety of appliances, room and central A/C, heat pumps, boilers, furnaces, water heaters, lighting, insulation, and programmable thermostats. Recycling rebates for refrigerators, freezers, dehumidifiers, and room air conditioners are only available to customers who properly recycle their old working models. Austin Utilities will reimburse the customer for specified recycling costs if they have proof that they recycled their old unit and replaced it with an ENERGY STAR model. Rebates are available until calendar year program funding is exhausted.

Austin Utilities also offers rebates for solar photovoltaics, solar water heating, and shade trees. Details for the solar program can be found here, and details for the tree program can be found here.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Minnesota
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Austin Utilities
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Solar Photovoltaics
  • Geothermal Heat Pumps
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Building Insulation
  • Doors
  • Motors
  • LED Lighting
  • Tankless Water Heater
Incentive Amount: These incentives are a summary, see the program brochure for more details.
LED Lighting
LED Bulbs: 50% of bulb packages cost, not to exceed $7 per bulb
LED Fixtures: 50% of fixture cost, not to exceed $20 per fixture
LED Holiday Lighting: Up to $12 per string
Ceiling Fans with LED: 50% of cost, not to exceed $25

Electric Appliances
Clothes Washer: $25 - $90
Dehumidifier: $15
Dishwasher: $25 - $40
Freezer: $25
Refrigerator: $25
Freezer Recycling: Up to $15
Refrigerator Recycling: Up to $15
Room AC Recycling: Up to $15
Dehumidifier Recycling: Up to $15

HVAC and Water Heating
Equipment incentives vary, see application and brochure for details.

Natural Gas
Furnace: $150 - $400
Furnace Motor: $50
Boiler: $200 - $500
Boiler Pump: $50
Clothes Washer: $25 - $90
Water Heater: $125 - $250
Thermostats: $50
Insulation: $200
Hearth: $75
Boiler/Furnace Tune-up: $25
Doors (Non-glass): $25

Clothes Washer: $25 - $90
High-Efficiency Toilet (HET): $25
WaterSense Showerhead: $25
Rain Barrels: $10
Weather-Based Irrigation Controls: $75 per controller

Solar and Tree Programs
Solar Electric: $500
Solar Hot Water: $15 per square foot
Shade Trees: $10

Maximum Incentive: Solar Hot Water: lifetime max of $1200
Equipment Requirements: See program website.


Name: Customer Service
Organization: Austin Public Utilities
Address: 400 4th Street NE
Austin MN 55912-3495
Phone: (507) 433-8886

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.