Friday, December 17, 2010

REP. GONZALES: ENERGY EFFICIENT APPLIANCE REBATE PROGRAM BEGINS DECEMBER 20

December 16, 2010
 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Ricardo Lopez-Guerra
                         (512) 463-0578
 
REP. GONZALES ANNOUNCES ENERGY EFFICIENT MAIL-IN REBATE PROGRAM BEGINNING DECEMBER 20
 
McALLEN- Beginning December 20, Texas shoppers purchasing eligible ENERGY STAR appliances may receive a rebate between $40 and $1,000 through a mail-in program administered by the Texas Comptroller's office, Rep. Gonzales announced.
 
"I encourage my constituents to take advantage of the rebate program and update their old appliances with energy-efficient models, which save money by using less energy and are better for our environment," Gonzales said. "Hopefully, shoppers will be able to find good deals during this holiday shopping season that will make these purchases even more cost effective."  
 
To receive a rebate, customers must purchases appliances such as heat pumps, air conditioners, washers, dishwashers and more on or after December 20. Once the appliances are installed, the rebate application and a copy of the receipt must be mailed to the Texas Comptroller's office, which has $18.5 million in federal funds available. The rebates will be distributed on a first-come first-serve basis based on the postmark on the application until all of the money has been dispersed.  An ENERGY STAR appliance that replaces an old model can result in an additional $75 rebate if the old appliance is recycled. Proof of recycling is required on the rebate application.
 
The rebate application form is available at http://www.texaspowerfulsmart.org/ , which will also display a daily tally of processed rebates and monies available.  Shoppers may call the customer information line at (855) 556-1312 to request a form through the mail, and to find out the daily amount of money remaining in the program.
 
Eligible Star Appliances
Rebate Amount
Air Source Heat Pumps
$1,000
Central Air Conditioners
$1,000
Clothes Washers
$100
Dishwashers
$85
Freezers (14.5 cubic feet or greater )
$100
Refrigerators (14.5 cubic feet or greater)
$175
Room Air Conditioners
$40
Water Heaters that meet current Energy Star criteria
$300
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