Arkansans Eligible for Rebates on Energy Efficient Appliances

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The Arkansas Energy Office (AEO), a division of the Arkansas Economic Development Commission (AEDC), announced the launch of the Arkansas ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate program.  Funds for the mail-in rebate program, $2.74 million, were provided by the U.S. Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The AEO is accepting rebate applications for the replacement of refrigerators, clothes washers and water heaters. The goal of the program is to replace older, inefficient appliances with new, efficient ENERGY STAR qualified appliances.

The program offers a $125.00 rebate on ENERGY STAR rated refrigerators, $175.00 on ENERGY STAR clothes washers and $200.00 on certain ENERGY STAR water heaters.  Eligible ENERGY STAR hot water heaters include gas storage systems that meet the 2010 ENERGY STAR criteria, gas tankless and heat pump systems.  Rebates will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the funds are depleted.  

Qualifications for the rebate include (1) applicant must be an Arkansas resident, (2) must purchase a qualifying appliance from a participating vendor, (3) must replace an existing appliance, (4) must install the new appliance at their primary residential address, (5) must obtain documentation that the old appliance was either removed or taken to a recycling center, and (6) within 30 days of purchase, submit (a) a rebate form, (b) proof-of-purchase, and (c) documentation that the replaced appliance was either hauled away by a participating vendor or recycled.  

For more information on the Arkansas ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate Program and to find rebate forms and participating retailers or vendors, visit the Arkansas Energy Office website at www.arkansasenergy.org or the Arkansas Rebates site at www.AR.State-Rebate.com.  Interested customers can also call (877)883-8510 with any questions.

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