Cash for Appliances Program

Heads up: If you’re in need of a new refrigerator or washer or dishwasher or other home appliance, you might want to buy one now under the “Cash for Appliances” program that is underway.

The savings could range from $50 to $250, depending upon the product being purchased, the purchase price, and other variables. Appliances that could qualify include:

  • Boilers
  • Central air conditioners
  • Clothes washers
  • Dishwashers
  • Freezers
  • Furnaces (oil and gas)
  • Heat pumps (air source and geothermal)
  • Refrigerators
  • Room air conditioners
  • Water heaters

When I saw this list, I wondered “What about clothes dryers?” Click on that link and you’ll see the answer. The biggest thing to watch out for is to make sure you purchase “a qualifying ENERGY STAR-appliance.”

Even though the money comes from the federal government through the “American Recovery and Reinvestment Act,” it will be handled on the state level and will run until 2012 or until states run out of money. For example, Iowa, Kansas and Minnesota have already spent their funds.

>> FIND YOUR STATE’S APPLIANCE REBATE PROGRAM

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