Rebate program begins for Texas appliances
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) - Texans have a new incentive to buy
The state began accepting rebate reservations Wednesday for the
Texas Trade Up Appliance Rebate Program, to purchase select Energy
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.