Cost-saving home upgrades in San Antonio

Be boujie (and environmentally friendly) on a budget.

A person holding a CPS Energy flyer with details on the Casa Verde program.

Learn about cost-effective home upgrades with the Casa Verde program.

Photo by CPS Energy

Homeownership is relatively affordable in San Antonio compared to other city metros. However, once you start to factor in day-to-day repairs, maintenance, and upgrades, you’re looking at a CVS receipt-length of costs. Thanks to these local rebates, incentives, and programs — you might be able to save some green, often by going green. A win win.


Who doesn’t love free? Let us introduce you to the Casa Verde Program by CPS Energy. For income-qualifying homeowners + renters, you can get a weatherization kit that includes free upgrades for attic insulation, air-sealing measures, LED light bulb replacements, duct sealing, and wall insulation.

Going solar

In sunny San Antonio, solar panels are a great way to cut energy bills, but they can be a huge investment. To offset the costs, homeowners with a solar system can utilize a 30% federal tax credit in 2024.

Don’t know where to start? Check out our solar panel guide and take a look at Bring Solar Home’s website. Here you’ll learn the fundamentals of installing solar panels on your home, deciding if it’s right for you, and applying for technical assistance.


Make your home garden more eco friendly with water usage tips and rainwater capture systems.

Photo by the City of San Antonio

Landscaping to last

Upgrade to the water-efficient yards of the future thanks to San Antonio Water System’s WaterSaver Coupons + Rebates — which includes lawn conversions, irrigation upgrades, and rainwater capture systems.

Need tools for your next home project? Browse through the Community Tool Shed program that allows you to borrow tools from the city for free.

Adding a money tree

Money may not grow on trees, but with CPS Energy’s Green Shade Program you can save some green by adding green. Simply plant up to five qualifying tree species and you’ll receive a $50 rebate for each tree planted. Be quick, applications for the rebate are on a first come-first served basis and are due on Wednesday, May 15.

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