Texans have a new incentive to buy energy-efficient appliances.
The state began accepting rebate reservations Wednesday for the Texas Trade Up Appliance Rebate Program, to purchase select Energy Star appliances.
Texas is using $20 million in federal stimulus funds. The program is restricted to replacement of existing appliances.
The state comptroller’s office says eligible purchases, starting April 16, include refrigerators, freezers, room air conditioners, clothes washers, dishwashers, central air conditioners, air-source heat pumps and hot water heaters.
Residents must buy appliances in-store from a Texas retailer. Online purchases do not qualify. Purchases of central air conditioners, air-source heat pumps and hot water heaters can also be made from a Texas contractor.
Texans can request to be on the rebate waiting list once reservations have closed.
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