New Texas Appliance Rebate Program

Texas – The next energy-efficient appliance rebate program for Texas begins Monday and advance reservations are not required.

About $10 million in unclaimed rebate funds from an April offering, plus $8.5 million from unused public sector energy efficiency funds, are available.

The new mail-in rebate program, involving federal stimulus money, is administered through the office of Texas Comptroller Susan Combs.

The initial rebate program earlier this year led to complaints that millions of Texans seeking rebates could not get through by phone or online to register. The comptroller's office said 38 million online hits were recorded before the program filled up, with nearly 39,000 rebate reservations guaranteed.

Rebate-eligible appliances are air-source heat pumps, central air conditioners, clothes washers, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators, room air conditioners and water heaters.



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