Appliance rebate program in Georgia receives $8 million in funding
Georgia has received more than $8 million through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The program is designed to help residents replace old, inefficient appliances with new Energy Star qualified units.
The state's mail-in rebate program began in February, and will continue until funds run out. Rebate funds are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Eligible products include: refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers, dishwashers, air conditioners, gas condensing water heaters, gas storage water heaters, gas tankless water heaters, electric heat pump water heaters, solar water heaters, oil furnaces, gas furnaces, oil boilers, gas boilers, central air conditioners, air source heat pumps.
Only purchases made after Feb. 12 are eligible for the rebate.
Applicants must meet the following criteria:
- Be a resident of Georgia.
- All participants must agree to replace and recycle existing appliances with a new Energy Star qualified model.
- Residents may apply for one rebate per category per address, up to $1,200 total per address. Note: If you are applying for a rebate on more than one appliance, separate applications must be completed for each product purchased.
- Georgia residents are required to buy from Georgia retailers. Online and out-of-state purchases do not qualify.
- You will need the receipt from your appliance purchase to complete the application. Print the application confirmation page and mail it with the sales receipt within 30 days of your online application. Phone applicants will receive the application confirmation page by mail and then mail it with the sales receipt within 30 days of the phoned application.
To apply, go to GeorgiaRebate.com or call 866-296-1633.
Consumers may also receive a 30 percent federal tax credit for the same Energy Star product. The tax credit is subject to limitations that vary by product and type of home.
For a full list of qualified products and specific terms, go to energystar.gov/taxcredits. Consumers may also be able to combine the state rebate with a local utility rebate, but eligibility should be verified with both organizations.
(Source: Georgia State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program and Environmental Protection Agency/Department of Energy).