PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) - An appliance rebate program in Virginia kicked off April 28thand will last until the money runs out.
If you've been looking to replace your old appliances with newones, now's the time to buy. Replacing your old appliances willhelp you save money on your energy bill, while also helping theenvironment.
The Department of Energy has provided nearly $300 million forstates to set up appliance rebate programs as part of the AmericanRecovery and Reinvestment Act. Of that money, Virginia receivedabout $7.5 million.
The rebate program offers Virginians up to $300 on certainEnergy Star qualified appliances.
Heat pumps, for example will earn up to a $300rebate; gas furnaces are eligible for a $250 rebate; tankless gas water heaters are eligible for a $225rebate; a new energy efficient clothes washer can earn you a $75 rebate; refrigerators are eligible for a $60 and if youplan on replacing your storage gas water heater, you'll be eligible for a$35 rebate.
Rebates will NOT be available on products purchased beforeApril 28 and are limited to one per household. Rebates must befiled within 60 days of purchase.
Virginia's Division of Energy has all the details on their Website. You may also find details on how toreserve your Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate. The rebate isonline available online. Al Christopher of the Department of Mine,Minerals and Energy tells 10 On Your Side, "We have only providedinternet access to the application for two reasons, one is speed tomarket, and the other is cost."
Remember, there are also federal tax credits of up to $1,500 oncertain Energy Efficient appliances, such as biomass stoves, waterheaters and heat pumps. For more information on the federal taxcredit on Energy Efficient appliances CLICK HERE .
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