Archive for January, 2010

Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ Energy Center will receive $5,672,000 in federal funds from the U.S. Department of Energy to help citizens purchase energy-efficient appliances as part of the Government Appliance Rebate Program. The Department of Natural Resources plans to launch the program April 19, 2010, to run concurrently with the “Show Me Green ENERGY STAR Sales Tax Holiday.

 

The Missouri Appliance Rebate Program will include ENERGY STAR appliances with different rebate levels for each product, how rebates will be processed and a recycling plan for old appliances.

 

The Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate program will help Missourians buy appliances at lower costs, reduce home utility expenses, and benefit Missouri businesses by stimulating sales of energy efficient appliances. 

 

The MO appliance rebate department will issue rebates for the following items that are ENERGY STAR qualified. Purchases of these ENERGY STAR qualified appliances and equipment prior to the start of the program in Missouri will not be eligible for rebates. After commencement of the program, rebates will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis until all rebate funding is depleted. 

 

Eligible appliances for the MO Rebate include:

·         Gas Furnaces – $125

·         Air Source Heat Pumps – $250

·         Central Air Conditioning – $100

·         Water Heaters-Gas Condensing – $150

·         Water Heaters-Gas Storage – $100

·         Water Heaters-Gas Tankless – $100

·         Water Heaters-Solar (With Gas Backup) – $500

·         Water Heaters-Electric Heat Pump – $150

·         Water Heaters-Solar (With Electric Backup) – $500

·         Clothes Washers – $75

·         Dishwashers – $75

Now that the U.S. DOE has approved Missouri’s program plan, the state will select a contractor to manage and implement the program. A consumer information line and eligibility criteria will be established and announced once the implementation contractor has been selected.

Missouri residents should also check with their utility providers for other rebates that may be available for energy efficient equipment and appliances. Many utility companies offer rebates for purchasing energy efficient home appliances and equipment. When other utility rebates or incentives exist, the addition of the new Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate will increase the total amount a Missouri household may receive for replacing their qualified appliances or systems. In areas of the state where utility-based rebates are not offered, the Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate will stand alone.

 

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Indiana Energy Star Appliance Rebates To Include Heating & Cooling Systems With Rebates Up To $1000!

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The Indiana Energy Star Appliance Rebate program will begin February 1, 2010. The program will provide Indiana homeowners with rebates of up to $500.00 when they purchase an Energy Star rated Furnace or Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning (HVAC) system. The rebate could be as high as $1,000.00 if a Geothermal Heat Pump is purchased.

 

 

A total of $6.1 million has been made available to Indiana for the appliance rebate program, which is part of the government appliance rebate program, and is being administered by the Indiana Office of Energy Development (OED).

 

Indiana’s version of the appliance rebate program is expected to give a boost to some Indiana manufacturing companies, including WaterFurnace, the Ft. Wayne company that is the world’s largest manufacturer of Geothermal systems. Many utility companies offer their own rebates for purchasing energy efficient furnaces and HVAC systems. When other rebates exist, the addition of the new Energy Star Appliance Rebate in Indiana will increase the total amount residents could receive for replacing their heating and cooling system. In areas of the state where utility-based rebates are not offered, the Indiana Energy Star Appliance Rebate will stand alone.

 

The Indiana Energy Star appliance program requires appliances have a certain minimum energy efficiency to gain the Energy Star seal. Energy Star has rated a variety of heating and cooling systems, including gas or oil furnaces and boilers, Air Source Heat Pumps and Geothermal Heat Pumps. Rebates for Indiana residents will be based on documentation of the purchase and installation. The program is on a first come, first served basis and will be discontinued when the rebate fund has been exhausted. The program will not be retroactive, so any purchase must be made after January 31, 2010 to be eligible for a rebate. Documentation will also be required showing the unit is Energy Star rated.

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Arizona Appliance Rebate Program – Appliance Rebates In Arizona Set To Start In March 2010

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The State of Arizona will implement it appliance rebate program to help residents replace older, inefficient appliances with ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances. The Arizona appliance rebate program is tentatively scheduled to begin in March 2010 and will last until funds are depleted.

Eligible products for the Arizona Appliance Rebate include

·                  Clothes washers – $125-$200

·                  Dishwashers – $75-$125

·                  Gas condensing water heaters- $200

·                  Gas storage water heaters- $200

·                  Gas tankless water heaters- $300

·                  Electric heat pump water heaters – $425

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Rebates vary based on the appliances’ efficiency levels. Rebate claims must be made within 14 days of purchase. Arizona is also encouraging residents to recycle the old appliances.

The Arizona appliance rebate program will take 8-12 weeks to set-up the statewide administration process.  Purchase dates to receive rebates have yet to be announced, and it is important to understand the efficiency criteria and rebate amounts that will be available to Arizona consumers sometime in March of 2010. 

These rebates for appliance purchases in Arizona will only apply to purchases made once the program officially begins. Purchase dates within program requirements will be necessary to receive rebates. Rebates will be limited to one appliance per category per household only. More information will be posted as program details are established.

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Washington Appliance Rebate Program Offers Cash Back For Clothes Washers & Refrigerators

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

 

The State of Washington will implement a mail-in rebate program to help residents replace older, inefficient refrigerators and clothes washers with new ENERGY STAR® qualified and ultra-efficient appliances. The Washington appliance rebate program is tentatively scheduled to begin in April 2010. The refrigerator program is tentatively scheduled to end in May 2010; the clothes washer program will continue through December 2011, or until funds are depleted.

 

What appliances will receive rebates in Washington? 

  

ENERGY STAR Refrigerators – $75

ENERGY STAR Clothes Washers –$100

Residential consumers in Washington replacing existing refrigerators and clothes washers with Energy Efficient appliances will be the final benefactors of the Washington Appliance Rebate Program funds. These funds will supplement existing rebate programs. The appliance rebate program plans to make consumer rebates available by April 1, 2010, if all goes as scheduled.

 

 

Why these did Washington select these appliances?

 

In determining which appliances to include in the rebate program, Commerce considered the objectives of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, State Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program and the amount of money available, as well as the goals of the 6th Northwest Power Plan.  In doing our research we received input from the state’s electric, gas and municipal utilities recommending that a majority of the funding be used for the replacement of older clothes washers with new higher efficiency clothes washers as this is where Washington would experience the biggest savings in electricity, water and waste treatment.  One of the goals of the program is to introduce consumers to these new higher efficiency clothes washers and create a market transformation bringing significant long term benefits to Washington.  Refrigerators were included based upon research, as well as feedback from retailers and utilities, regarding the potential energy savings for consumers.

 

Where, how and when do I apply for appliance rebates in Washington?

 

The program plans to make consumer rebates available by April 1, 2010.  Once a firm date is set for the start of the rebate program this web-site (http://www.commerce.wa.gov/site/1226/default.aspx#c13) will be updated providing additional details of the program including where to access the appropriate rebate application documents. 

 

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Appliance Rebates In Virginia Set For April 2010

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

Virginia has implemented its appliance rebate program in partnership with some utilities. Participating utilities will receive a population-based portion of the state’s allocation to augment appliance rebate programs operated by the utilities.  The Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy (DMME) will offer the Virginia appliance rebate to all other qualifying Virginia residents who are not eligible for a utility rebate. Thus, any ARRA-funded rebate on the purchase of an appliance or other qualifying item, such as a heat pump or water heater, will be available to all Virginians.

DOE approved the Virginia appliance rebate plan on December 22, 2009. The planned program launch date is late April, 2010.

> Energy Star-rated appliances and other equipment will be included in the program. Rebate amounts and qualifying appliances and other equipment will be identified at a later date to be determined.  Rebates will not be available retroactively for purchases made prior to the official launch date of the program.

Eligible appliances in Virginia might include

·                  Refrigerators

·                  Clothes washers

·                  Gas storage water heaters

·                  Gas tankless water heaters

·                  Gas furnaces

·                  Air source heat pumps

The DMME may change details about the Virginia appliance rebate program up until the program opens in late April. Information on the amount of rebates, items that will be eligible for rebates, how rebates will be applied for and paid, and other program rules and guidelines will be added to the DMME website by late April, 2010.

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Buy Home Appliances And Get $50-$200 Cash Rebates With Government Appliance Rebate Program

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

The “cash for clunkers” program has ended, but a new government appliance rebate program coined “cash for refrigerators” has begun with most states getting underway in late winter 2010. The government’s new clunker incentive will reward purchaser’s of qualified home appliances cash rebates. The U.S. Department of Energy is working with all 50 states to hand out $300 million to persuade consumers to trade in old, energy guzzling appliances for new, energy efficient models. 

 The government appliance rebate program the will give those who purchase a home appliance rebates, possibly between $50 and $200, for replacing old, inefficient household appliances such as refrigerators, freezers, air conditioners and furnaces with newer Energy Star-rated appliances. If your thinking about renovating your kitchen , or upgrading your heating system this might be your opportunity.

The New Cash For Clunkers?

Cash For Refrigerators!

 

The stimulus bill this year gave funds for the first time to an energy appliance rebate program set up by the Energy Policy Act of 2005. The government appliance rebate would encourage people to replace old appliances with more energy-efficient models, and hopes to help appliance store owners spur sales. The federal Energy Star program covers 60 product categories like refrigerators, one of the biggest household energy hogs.

The Energy Star Program also includes everyday household appliances that the Energy Department says underscores the president’s commitment to make American homes more energy efficient while supporting the nation’s economic recovery. Energy experts say that next to your home’s heating and air conditioning, refrigerators, dishwashers and washing machines are the biggest energy users. Depending on the model and type it is possible to save anywhere from $70 to $100 per year in electricity bills with new Energy Star rated appliances.

 Bottom Line Save Energy, Save Money

When buying an appliance, remember that it has two price tags: what you pay to take it home, and what you pay for the energy and water it uses. ENERGY STAR qualified appliances incorporate advanced technologies that use 10–50% less energy and water than standard models. The money you save on your utility bills can more than make up for the cost of a more expensive but more efficient ENERGY STAR model.

To qualify for the government appliance rebate, new appliances must have the Energy Star seal, and should be in full swing in the spring of 2010. The incentives from this appliance rebate program should help families make the transition to more energy efficient appliances while directly stimulating the economy and creating jobs. 

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