Thursday, April 22, 2010

Energy Dept. Offering Qualified Appliance Rebates

Mountain Mail reports

More of the money from the economic stimulus bill passed by Congress last year is coming to New Mexico in the form of a $200 rebate toward replacing certain large home appliances.
The State of New Mexico's Energy Conservation and Management Division, in concert with the U.S. Department of Energy, is making $200 rebates available to New Mexico households who replace an existing refrigerator, clothes washer, or gas furnace with a new ENERGY STAR® qualified appliance. The rebates are being funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, and will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
All New Mexico residents who are homeowners or apartment renters are eligible (landlords are not eligible for rebates).
The $200 rebate will apply only to ENERGY STAR qualified refrigerators, clothes washers, and gas furnaces that replace existing appliances purchased from New Mexico retailers and licensed heating contractors, and installed within the State of New Mexico.
Clothes washers and refrigerators must be purchased from April 22 through May 22, with the rebate application postmarked by June 30, 2010. Furnaces may be purchased and installed from April 22 through November 15, subject to the availability of funds. Purchases made prior to the official program start date are ineligible.
Rebates will be paid on a first come, first serve basis, based on the postmark date associated with a complete, signed application with all the required documentation. It is expected that the funds allocated for refrigerators and clothes washers will be obligated soon after the program is announced, so act quickly.
The total program funding is $1.6 million. When the incentive funds are exhausted, no further rebates will be paid. A portion of the available funds will be allocated to furnaces, with the balance available for clothes washers and refrigerators.
There is a limit of one rebate per appliance type per household (so one household could not get three refrigerator rebates, but one household could get one rebate relating to each type of appliance).
David Torres at Gambles True Value Hardware told the Mountain Mail his store has a select number of ENERGY STAR appliances available.
“We will have the proper paperwork for the rebates in our store as of Thursday, April 22,” Torres said.

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