December 16, 2010 in Energy efficiency

State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP)

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The US Department of Energy provides federal stimulus funds for states to provide rebates for ENERGY STAR qualified appliances.  More than 70 percent of the energy used in homes is for appliances, refrigeration, space heating, cooling and water heating.  Replacing old appliances and equipment with ENERGY STAR equipment can help American families lower their energy use and reduce their energy bills.

Each state appliance rebate program is unique.  Each state has specific energy needs and the flexibility to design a program for its residents.

Oregon chose to issue the rebates to low-income homeowners replacing non-functioning or low-efficiency furnaces and heat pumps.

Oregon is expanding the Appliance Replacement Program to include dishwashers, refrigerators, water heaters, and clothes washing machines.  The new program is effective July 1, 2010.

For rebate vouchers for ENERGY STAR:
Furnace – 70% up to $2,000
Heat pump – 70% up to $2,000
Refrigerators – 70% up to $700
Electric heat pump water heater – 70% up to $1,400
Gas tankless water heater – 70% up to $1,200
Gas storage water heater – 70% up to $1,400
Dishwashers – 70% up to $400
Clothes washers – 70% up to $800

To apply for the “Stand Alone Appliance Rebate Program” you can download an application, complete and submit to OHCS.  (Follow the instructions provided on the application.)  You can also e-mail us at appliancerebate@hcs.state.or.us, or call us toll-free at 1-800-453-5511, press 2, select 4, and follow the prompts.

SOURCE: http://www.ohcs.oregon.gov/OHCS/SOS_ARRA_State_Energy_Efficient_Appliance_Rebate_Program.shtml

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