Home News Direct Expansion Solutions’ Online Rebate Tool Helps Austin Commercial Building Owners Maximize Savings

Online Tool Helps Owners Design High-Efficiency VRF Air Conditioning Systems
While Maximizing Rebate from Austin Energy Power Saver Program

Direct Expansion Solutions (DXS), a North American HVAC manufacturers’ representative that specializes in variable refrigerant flow (VRF) implementation and design, announced today the launch of an online rebate tool to help Austin customers maximize the VRF rebate from Austin Energy’s Power Saver Program.

Austin Energy’s (AE) Commercial Rebates are designed to help companies implement energy efficiency measures that can reduce electric costs by offering financial incentives to offset the initial investment. DXS was instrumental in developing the VRF equipment rebate and has worked closely with Austin Energy for several years, sharing its unique market and product expertise.

Since 2007, DXS has focused solely on VRF solutions and works with engineers, architects and building owners to provide comprehensive support in the design, implementation and maintenance stages. To further assist customers, DXS created the online rebate tool, allowing users to add multiple VRF systems to the calculator, determine rebates for thermostats, and calculate the final rebate based on the construction phase of the project. Customers also will be able to transfer the same information to the Austin Energy rebate form for easy submission.

VRF technology offers multiple benefits compared with traditional systems, including energy efficiency and easy design, installation, and maintenance. The ability to control the flow of refrigerant throughout a building is especially beneficial to multi-tenant/mixed-use projects, allowing users to customize temperature in their zone to meet their needs and reduce energy costs. Ductless installation prevents heat loss/gain for additional savings.

“VRF systems are quickly gaining traction in Texas thanks to their flexibility and the number of benefits they offer compared to traditional HVAC solutions, and the Austin Energy Power Saver Program makes the product financially viable to more building owners,” said Keith McLaughlin, DXS principal. “As one of the few HVAC providers in the nation to exclusively specialize in VRF solutions we look forward to helping Austin’s commercial real estate developers apply VRF systems to their next project”.

To further assist Austin-based mechanical design engineers, DXS will host a lunch seminar on Sept.5, 2013 about the benefits of VRF systems and the Power Saver Program.

Event details:
September 5, 2013
11:45 a.m.-1p.m.
6101 West Courtyard Dr.
Building 4
Austin, TX 78739
To register, go to
About Direct Expansion Solutions
Direct Expansion Solutions (DXS) was founded in 2007 to develop a dedicated team of specialists to address the rapidly growing Variable Refrigerant Flow “VRF” segment of the air conditioning industry. Due to the rapidly growing demand for high efficiency and green building standards, DXS has experienced tremendous growth by helping owners and developers save time and money with the state-of-the-art Daikin VRV/VRF air conditioning system. DXS serves Toronto and the state of Texas with offices in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, and San Antonio. The DXS experience includes nearly all market sectors from retail, office, residential, military, healthcare, educational and industrial applications. For more information, visit or connect via LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and Google+.

About Austin Energy
Austin Energy is the nation’s 8th largest community-owned electric utility serving more than 420,000 customers and a population of almost one million. Austin Energy provides service within the City of Austin, Travis County, and a small portion of Williamson County and has annual revenues of $1.2 billion. Austin Energy has a diverse generation portfolio of about 3,000 megawatts, including natural gas, coal, nuclear power, and renewable energy.