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Thursday, March 14th, 2013

Energy-Efficient Homes = Money in Your Pocket

Welcome to Olson Defendorf Custom Homes.  We build one-of-a-kind, custom homes in Austin, Westlake, Lakeway, Dripping Springs, Blanco, Spicewood, and surrounding areas.

In today’s economy who doesn’t want to save money!  The Texas Gas Service offers rebates of $325 or $500 or more per home when you build energy-efficient homes equipped with natural gas plumbing and appliances.
 
BUILDER REBATES

WHOLE-HOME PROGRAM

Homes may be subject to Texas Gas Service site verification prior to issuing rebate.

$325
3-Star Austin Energy Green Building or Energy Star Version 3 (ESv3) Program Home
$500

4- or 5-Star Austin Energy Green Building Program Home

To be eligible for the rebate, builders must install:

  • A natural gas space heating system (primary or backup) with a minimum AFUE of 80 percent;
  • A natural gas water heater (backup only when installed in conjunction with a solar thermal water heater) with a minimum energy factor (EF) of 0.62 or a thermal efficiency (TE) of 62 percent;
  • A stub for a natural gas clothes dryer; and
  • An additional natural gas appliance.


 WATER HEATING PROGRAMS

$40
High-Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater
(EF 0.62-0.81 or TE 62-81 percent)
$600
Tankless or Super High-Efficiency Natural Gas Water Heater
(EF 0.82 or TE 82 percent)
$750
Solar Water Heater with Natural Gas Backup


HEATING PROGRAMS

$75
Natural Gas Furnace
$125
Hydronic Heating


NATURAL GAS DRYER REBATES

$225
Natural Gas Dryer with Moisture Sensor


For information and a complete list of rebates and restrictions, visit  www.TexasGasService.com/Rebates, email Conservation@TexasGasService.com or call us at (512) 370-8243.

Homes serviced by Texas Gas Service in the Austin, Sunset Valley, Rollingwood, West Lake Hills, Kyle and Cedar Park city limits may be eligible for rebates.