Funding re-loaded into three Appliance Rebate categories


More than $300,000 in funding has been re-loaded into three categories in the West Virginia Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program.


The funds became available from customers who purchased an appliance, completed an online rebate reservation form but never mailed in the proper paperwork. Money also became available from customers who applied for rebates but did not meet eligibility requirements.


Rebate funds have been re-loaded for ENERGY STAR-qualified clothes washers, dishwashers and refrigerators. Rebates of $50 and $75 are available for both clothes washers and dishwashers. Qualified refrigerators carry a $100 rebate. Rebates are no longer available for freezers and room air conditioners.


Administered by the state Department of Environmental Protection, the Appliance Rebate Program kicked off in June 2010. It offers mail-in rebates to consumers to help them replace older, inefficient appliances with ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances.


To qualify for rebates, consumers must be West Virginia residents, purchase appliances from participating West Virginia retailers and certify on the rebate application that the new appliance is replacing an existing appliance. Participating retailers have agreed to take old appliances out of service and recycle them.


The Appliance Rebate Program is being funded with federal stimulus money through the U.S. Department of Energy. A total of $1.6 million has been dedicated to West Virginia’s rebate program, which will run through February 2012 or until funds are depleted.


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Tom Aluise