Rebates offered for energy-efficient appliances | Business
Don’t you love the feeling of finding a bit of cash in an unexpected place? If you’ve recently purchased an Energy Star labeled appliance, up to $150 could be staring you in the face in your own home.
Almost $100,000 worth of rebates from the Alabama Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate program is still available for appliances with an Energy Star label that were purchased on or after April 19, 2010.
Five types of appliances are eligible for rebates ranging from $25 to $150:
- Room air conditioners: $25
- Freezers: $50
- Dishwashers: $75
- Clothes washers: $100
- Standard-size refrigerators: $150
To reserve a rebate for your appliance, go to www.alrebates.com or call the toll-free number (877) 856-6645. Once you apply, you have 15 days to mail in the application form and the proof of purchase for the appliance.
The rebates are funded by a U.S. Department of Energy program designed to encourage people to purchase more energy-efficient models of household appliances. ADECA gave out $3.7 million worth of rebates to more than 33,000 Alabama residents through the program.
“The rebate has been popular with consumers looking for a bargain,” ADECA’s director Jim Byard said, “but the program has many other benefits: Alabama merchants get increased sales, consumers get lower utility bills, demand for imported oil is reduced and a bit less pollution is created.”
Alabamians 18 and over are eligible for the rebates and no more than two rebates per household will be accepted. Those whose rebate applications are approved will receive a Visa Prepaid Card in the mail which can be used anywhere Visa cards are accepted.
Find out how much money remains in the rebate fund by visiting www.alrebates.com.