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City of San Marcos - Energy Efficient Home Rebate Program

Last Review: 2012-08-13
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Doors
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Incentive Amount: Air Conditioner SEER 14.5: 75/ton
Air Conditioner SEER 15.0: 100/ton
Air Conditioner SEER 16.0: 125/ton
Air Conditioner SEER 17.0: 150/ton
Heat Pump SEER 14.5: 100/ton
Heat Pump SEER 15.0: 125/ton
Heat Pump SEER 16.0: 150/ton
Heat Pump SEER 17.0: 175/ton
Attic Floor Insulation: (square feet of application area)x(R-value added)x(0.0075)
Attic Spray Foam Insulation: (square feet of application area)x(R-value added)x(0.0225)
Wall Insulation: (square feet of application area)x(R-value added)x(0.0225)
Radiant Barrier: 0.15/sq.ft.
Duct Sealing: 0.10/ sq.ft.
Doors: 1.50/sq.ft
Windows: 1.50/ sq.ft.
Window film:0.30/sq.ft.
Solar screen:0.30/sq.ft.
Window Air Conditioning Unit EnergyStar: 30% of purchase price
Window Air Conditioning Unit CEE Tier 1: 40% of purchase price
Window Air Conditioning Unit CEE Tier 2: 50% of purchase price
Eligible System Size: HVAC systems may be sized no more than 1 ton per 500 square feet.
Equipment Requirements: HVAC: minimum SEER 14.5 rating
Attic Floor Insulation: minimum R-38 rating
Attic Spray Foam Insulation: minimum 3.5 inch depth
Wall Insulation: minimum R-13 rating
Radiant Barrier: minimum 75% reflectivity
Duct Sealing: maximum 12% leakage
Doors: EnergyStar
Windows: EnergyStar
Window film: minimum 50% solar heat rejection
Solar screen: minimum 60% solar heat rejection
Window Air Conditioning Unit: must meet EnergyStar standards
Website: http://www.sanmarcostx.gov/index.aspx?page=115#Energy Efficient Home Program


The City of San Marcos offers an Energy Efficient Home Rebate Program for the installation of HVAC equipment, insulation types/levels, duct leakage, windows and doors.  A homeowner or tenant with written consent may apply; however, only existing homes qualify for the Energy Efficient Home Rebate Program. Energy efficient products eligible for the rebate program include:

  • Central HVAC Systems
  • Attic and Wall Insulation
  • Radiant Barrier
  • Duct Sealing or Replacement
  • Windows
  • Doors
  • Window Film
  • Solar Screen
  • Window AC Units.

Applicants will receive an additional 10% bonus if local contractors are used in retrofit work.

More information and application instructions for the Energy Efficient Home Rebate Program can be found on the program website.





City of San Marcos
630 East Hopkins

San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone:(512) 393-8310 Ext.
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Email: SMEU_Info@sanmarcostx.gov
Web site: http://www.sanmarcostx.gov/index.aspx


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