On Friday, February 17, 2012, the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program closed officially in all U.S. states and territories. Although the program had already closed in most states by this time, there were 11 states and territories that closed last Friday.
The appliance rebate program has been a huge success across the country, and we've been getting results periodically. As of December 31, 2011, a total of 1.7 million consumer rebates, valued at $258 million, have been paid to consumers. The annual energy savings resulting from the purchase of the rebated products is estimated at 1.7 trillion Btu. To learn more, download the results fact sheet for the appliance rebate program.
Here are a few common questions and answers about the program:
- What do I do if I still haven't received my rebate? Click on your state or territory on the map on this page to contact that program directly.
- Is it too late to apply for a rebate, even if I saved my receipt from last year? Yes – now that the program has officially closed, no more rebates are available in any state or territory.
- Will the appliance rebate program come back in the future? The appliance rebate program was a special incentive for consumers to replace their old, inefficient appliances with new energy-efficient models as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, or "Recovery Act." Now that the funds have been distributed, the program is not expected at this time to begin again.
- Are there any other rebate or tax credit programs for energy efficiency that I can take advantage of? Maybe! Use the widget on this page to search the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency for incentives in your state or territory.
Don’t forget – you can still take advantage of federal tax credits for efficient and renewable energy systems through 2016 including geothermal heat pumps, solar and wind energy systems, and fuel cells.
Let us know if you have more general questions about this program. For questions about the program in your area, contact your state or territory's program directly.