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Illinois Cash for Clunker Appliances

The money could run out quickly… Illinois’ Cash for Clunker Appliances program runs in two phases.

The first phase is January 31 through April 5, 2010, and is for furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps, boilers and water heaters. Rebates range from about $350 to $1200. Water heater rebates ended February 21st.

The second phase is April 16 through April 25, 2010, and is for appliances including refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, clothes washers and room air conditioners. Rebates will be 15% off the purchase price from participating retailers. In addition a mail-in rebate of $75 will be available if you recycle your old refrigerator or freezer.

As of January 25, the program administrators expect the roughly $4 million allocated to the 1st phase could last until May for water heaters and until April or May for other home heating/AC equipment. The balance of Illinois’ $12.4 million allocation will be used for the second phase starting April 16th.

For more information see the Illinois ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate Program web site. Or you can jump directly to information about furnaces, air conditioners, heat pumps and boilers; water heaters; or refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers, clothes washers and room air conditioners.

Citizens Utillity Board also has an Illinois ENERGY STAR® Rebate Program web page with lots of information about the rebates.

Non-Illinoisans can find your state’s plans at the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Appliance Rebate Programs by State web page. Or for more information about the overall US program see the US DOE State Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program web site.

One Comment

  1. Scott says:

    Some updates… The first phase ended February 21, 2010, for water heaters, and ends April 5 for furnaces, central AC, heat pumps and boilers. The rebate amount for recycled freezers and refrigerators was also changed.

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