Rebates on Energy-Efficient Appliances

The State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (or "Cash for Appliances," as it is more commonly known) is a $300 million Federal program overseen by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). It's designed to help conserve natural resources by encouraging consumers to replace older, inefficient appliances with new, ENERGY STAR qualified models.

Each state's rebate program is unique

Under the Cash for Appliances program, each state and U.S. territory is allocated funds to design and administer its own rebate program. Thus, your state's rebate program is unique, with its own rules for redemption regarding the type and number of appliances that qualify; required forms and signatures; the eligibility of online vs. in-store purchases; and receipts to be submitted with rebate claims. Please make sure to clearly understand your state's requirements by following the link below to the DOE Web site, which offers links to complete details on each state's unique program.

Appliances qualifying for rebates will vary by state, but typically will include one or more of the following:

ENERGY STAR appliances
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Clothes washers
  • Dishwashers
  • Room air conditioners

Rebate amounts also will vary by state, but typically will fall within a range between $25 and $200 per qualifying appliance. Note: Major appliances are excluded from the program in Indiana, Oregon, Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.

Many states' programs are already in force; the rest are tentatively scheduled to go into effect during the first half of 2010.

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Still have questions?
If you need help finding a qualifying appliance or have additional questions about your state's criteria, please visit your local Best Buy store. Our Appliance Specialists will be happy to help! Find a store near you.

Additional incentives
Other rebates and incentives on energy-efficient products may be available to you. Find a complete listing of offers that apply in your area at the ENERGY STAR Web site.