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Another Round of Rebates For Energy Star Appliances

Posted May 5, 2010 11:59 a.m. EDT
Updated May 5, 2010 1:51 p.m. EDT

The N.C. Energy Office just announced that phase two of the state’s Appliance Replacement and Rebate Program will begin June 1.

In the first phase, which ran from April 22-25, North Carolina consumers bought 54,400 appliances! Eighty-seven percent of the money from the $8.8 million our state received through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act was spent. That leaves about $1 million for phase 2.

This time, mail-in rebates will be awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Consumers must replace older appliances to be eligible.

In this phase – along with Energy Star refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers and dishwashers – rebates will also be offered on energy-efficient central air conditioning systems, gas furnaces, air-source and ground-source heat pumps, and water heaters (gas storage, gas tankless, solar with electric backup and solar with gas backup).

Rebate amounts are: air conditioning systems, $300; clothes washing machines, $100; dishwashers, $75; refrigerators, $150; freezers, $75; gas furnaces, $300; heat pumps, $300; and water heaters, $200.

How do you get the rebate? Starting June 1, go online, fill out a mail-in rebate application, then send it along with your address and proof of purchase.   You'll have 14 days from the time you reserve the rebate to send in the paperwork.  Your rebate should arrive within two weeks.  The state will adjust the tally of available funds until the money is gone.

For more information, go to www.energync.net. Look for the blue Energy Star symbol and click on the “Get the Facts” logo.

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