On Friday, February 17, 2012, the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program closed officially in all U.S. states and territories. Although the program had already closed in most states by this time, there were 11 states and territories that closed last Friday.
The appliance rebate program has been a huge success across the country, and we've been getting results periodically. As of December 31, 2011, a total of 1.7 million consumer rebates, valued at $258 million, have been paid to consumers. The annual energy savings resulting from the purchase of the rebated products is estimated at 1.7 trillion Btu. To learn more, download the results fact sheet for the appliance rebate program.
Here are a few common questions and answers about the program:
- What do I do if I still haven't received my rebate? Click on your state or territory on the map on this page to contact that program directly.
- Is it too late to apply for a rebate, even if I saved my receipt from last year? Yes – now that the program has officially closed, no more rebates are available in any state or territory.
- Will the program ever come back? We don't have any information on that, but we haven't received any indication that it will either.
- Are there any other rebate or tax credit programs I can take advantage of? Maybe! Use the widget on this page to search the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency for incentives in your state or territory.
Let us know if you have more general questions about this program. For questions about the program in your area, contact your state or territory's program directly.
Andrea Spikes is a communicator at DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory, which assists EERE in providing technical content for many of its websites.