Free money to those who qualify
The Ellis County Press
AUSTIN – Residents all across the state could see free money coming their way in the form of a rebate this month while helping the environment.
The state of Texas received more than $23 million dollars from the U.S. Department of Energy to establish the Energy Efficient Appliance Program to administer rebates through the Comptroller’s State Energy Conservation Office.
Texans can receive rebates on qualifying purchases made between April 16 and April 25 on refrigerators, water heaters and dishwashers to name a few.
You may review a list of eligible appliances and rebate amounts on the comptroller’s SECO Web site at www.secost imulus.org/rebate.
Participants must be Texas residents, purchase an appliance at an in-store Texas retailer and replace an old appliance with a new energy efficient model.
Each household is eligible for up to two appliance rebates as long as they are for two different appliances.
All old appliances must be disposed of properly and residents who recycle their appliance will receive an additional $75 rebate.
This program is the first of its kind in Texas according State Comptroller Susan Combs.