Rebates available on energy-efficient appliances

Posted: 1/20/2010

From Chicago Tribune:

The guidelines for the Illinois Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program are now available.

Gov. Pat Quinn said Tuesday that the state of Illinois is to receive nearly $12.4 million in federal stimulus money for the program. The program provides rebates to consumers who buy qualified home appliances.

Starting Jan. 31, rebates will be available on water heaters and heating and cooling equipment. From April 16 to 25, consumers can receive a 15 percent rebate when they buy energy-efficient appliances at participating retailers. Consumers who recycle old appliances can receive an additional rebate.

Quinn says the rebate program "is a good way to help consumers be more economical and environmentally responsible."

Original article here.