States Rolling Out Rebates for Appliances

Consumers can save money when the buy new, energy-efficient appliances to replace their old ones.

Last October I wrote that the federal government was giving states money to offer rebates on Energy Star-qualified appliances. A handful of states have started offering these rebates to consumers who buy energy-efficient appliances to replace old ones. Many more states will begin their programs in April.

Rebates ranging from $25 to $1,000 on appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators and even central air conditioners are already available in Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maine, New York, Oregon, Vermont, Wisconsin, Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands. You can use the Department of Energy’s interactive map to find out which appliances qualify for rebates in your state. Below the map you’ll find links to each state’s program and a projected start date for the rebates.

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Cameron Huddleston
Former Online Editor,

Award-winning journalist, speaker, family finance expert, and author of Mom and Dad, We Need to Talk.

Cameron Huddleston wrote the daily "Kip Tips" column for She joined Kiplinger in 2001 after graduating from American University with an MA in economic journalism.