Texas - Residential Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebates

May 23, 2011


This program closed as of March 9, 2011 and is no longer available. The information is provided for informational purposes only.
Note: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing a total of $300 million to U.S. states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to establish rebate programs for new energy-efficient appliances that replace existing appliances in homes. Each state and territory has designed its own program. Rebates will be available until the state program's funding is exhausted. Be sure to confirm that rebate funds are still available in your state before making purchasing decisions.

The Texas residential energy efficiency rebate program provides incentives to homeowners who replace older, less efficient appliances with ENERGY STAR appliances. There were two rounds of funding under this rebate program. The second round of the rebate went from December 2010 to March 2011; the first round was completed in April 2010.

In order to be eligible, consumers must be purchasing the equipment for the home (businesses are not eligible). No reservations were required. The program was  first-come, first-served. Residential consumers will mail-in their rebate forms along with receipts. Residential consumers were eligible for rebates for up to two different appliances. A $75 recycling bonus was available for residential consumers that recycle their old appliances according to program rules.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Texas
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.texaspowerfulsmart.org/rebate/
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
Incentive Amount: Air-source heat pumps and central AC: $1,000
Clothes Washers and Freezers: $100
Dishwashers: $85
Refrigerators: $175
Room Air Conditioners: $40
Water Heaters: $300
Maximum Incentive: Incentives listed above; with proof of proper recycling of old appliance, add an additional $75.
Equipment Requirements: Must be ENERGY STAR, each appliance has specific requirements.
Installation Requirements: The new ENERGY STAR appliance must replace an older, existing appliance. The replaced appliance should be recycled (a bonus payment may be provided for proof of recycling).

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.