News Release 530

Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program ends Oct. 10

Volume 38-530 (For Immediate Release)
Contact: Renee Bungart
573-751-4465

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, SEPT. 10, 2010 – The opportunity for Missouri consumers to receive appliance rebates under the Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program will be ending soon.

Beginning Sept. 10, a limited quantity of rebates for gas furnaces, gas storage water heaters, clothes washers and dishwashers will be available to reserve only through participating retailers and installation contractors that have signed up to participate in the program. Rebates will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis for 30 days.

Participating retailers and installation contractors will help qualified residents reserve a rebate when a qualified appliance is purchased. Retailers and contractors provide purchasers with a rebate application form that contains a unique reservation number. Missouri residents then claim rebate funds by mailing the form along with their proof of purchase and recycling.

Of the original $5.6 million in funds for the Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program, less than $225,000 remains available to consumers. More than 30,000 rebates have been claimed since the program began April 19.

Appliances bearing the ENERGY STAR label are designed to use 10 to 50 percent less energy than standard appliances, resulting in ongoing utility cost savings for the consumer.

Rebate amounts for each remaining qualifying appliance include the following:

Appliance Categories

Rebate Amount

Space Heating: Gas Furnaces

$250

Water Heaters:  Gas Storage Water Heaters

$150

Clothes Washers:  Clothes Washers

$125

Dishwashers:  Dishwashers (tabletop models not included)

$125

The maximum total rebate program eligibility for each household is $1,300.

Additional information about the Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program is available online at MissouriApplianceRebate.com.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

Consumers qualify for a rebate when they meet all of the following conditions:

Appliances must have been purchased after the April 19 commencement of the program. Appliances purchased prior to the start of the program are not eligible. New appliances must be a replacement for a comparable item and the old appliance must be recycled. For a list of Major Appliance Collection Services in Missouri Communities, visit the department's website at dnr.mo.gov/env/swmp/docs/appliance-collection.pdf.

In addition to the Energize Missouri appliance rebates, consumers may also find additional savings or rebates available through their local utility company. Missourians who wish to contact local utilities to explore the availability of utility-based rebates or incentives from their electric or gas utility providers can visit the department’s list of providers at: dnr.mo.gov/pubs/pub2396.pdf

Funding for the Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program, with its $5.6 million in funding, is part of a larger $300 million federal program aimed at energy conservation, energy efficiency and economic recovery funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.

For more information about the Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program, residents or consumers may visit the Web at www.MissouriApplianceRebate.com or by calling toll-free 877-541-4848.

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