Earth Day Weekend – 15% Appliance Replacement Rebates

We have great news to share that really hasn’t received a great deal of publicity.  We are sharing an FAQ that we found on the North Carolina Energy Office website.  For anyone considering updating their appliances, the details are listed below.  Even if you are not in the market to sell your home, replacing appliances can be a great decision.  It is wonderful to enjoy your new, more energy efficient appliances before you call us at LG Real Estate to list your home for sale.

GET THE FACTS:

When will the rebates be offered?   Phase I will be over a four-day period during Earth Day weekend – Thursday April 22 through Sunday April 25.

How much will the rebates be?  Rebates will be 15 percent off on Energy-Star rated appliances.  The rebates will be in addition to any store, manufacturer or other discounts being offered.

What appliances qualify?  Qualified Energy Star clothes washers, diswashers, refrigerators, and freezers.

Who is eligible to purchase items?  North Carolina residents who are replacing older clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, and freezers are eligible for the rebates on designated Energy Star appliances.  The program is only available to those replacing appliances.  Those purchasing multiple appliances or appliances for commercial properties are not eligible.

Where can I buy the appliances?  The NC Energy Office worked with the NC Retail Merchants Association and expects major retail chains as well as most independent appliance dealers to participate in the rebate program.  You can see the participating merchants at www.energync.net.

Can I receive more than one appliance rebate?  You may receive rebates on more than one appliance, but it must be for different appliances.  For example, you may receive rebates on a refrigerator and clothes washing machine, but not on two refrigerators.

Will there be rebates on any other energy star appliances?  Depending on the funds available, a second phase in June will offer rebates on Energy Star residential gas storage water heaters, tankless gas water heaters, central air conditioners, heat pumps and gas furnaces that replace older items.  These rebates will be mail-ins and can be used with purchase through retailers, contractors or programs offered through utilities.

Where is the money coming from to pay for the rebates?  North Carolina is receiving $8.8 million in federal funds to help homeowners purchase energy efficient appliances. 

See you shopping!

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