Clunker-Type Stimulus Program for Home Appliances Relaunches at Warners’ Stellian
from February 25 through March 4, 2012
>>Learn about the 2012 Appliance Rebate program
Note: Minnesota Appliance Stimulus Rebate funds have been exhausted as of Nov. 17, 2010
The U.S. Department of Energy Minnesota’s Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (or Minnesota Trade-in & Save Appliance Rebate Program) was relaunched Wednesday, Nov. 17 to hand out the remaining $717,000 in unclaimed rebates from the March 2010 program. In March, a limited amount of rebates were reserved by state residents who purchased qualified Energy Star appliances from local retailers. Funds during the relaunch were claimed within just hours.
Beginning at 8 a.m. that day, Minnesotans who purchased an eligible Energy Star appliance on or after March 1, 2010 could visit to www.mnappliancerebate.com or call 1-877-230-9119 to apply for a rebate. The program was aimed at those who did not get a rebate reservation in March but purchased an eligible appliance anyway.
Rebates totals included:
- Refrigerators – $200
- Freezers – $100
- Clothes washer – $200
- Dishwashers – $150
Rebates were limited to one per household, so those who received a rebate in March couldn’t apply for another rebate during the November relaunch. Check the Energy Star Web site and the Database of State Incentives for Renewables Efficiency (DSIRE) for additional rebates.
State rebates are gone, but don’t overlook the money saved by replacing in general. A refrigerator, washer and dishwasher bought in the 1990s cost $207 more per year in utility costs than current, energy-efficient models.