Energy-saving Rhode Islanders get big rebate – Providence Top News

The Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program, which gives large rebates to consumers who buy energy saving appliances, is coming back to Rhode Island.

The Office of Energy Resources announced the return of the program Wednesday, which requires residents to replace an old appliance with a new, Energy Star product to be eligible.

The money comes from last year’s Federal stimulus law.

Replacing an oil or gas boiler will net you $500, the largest rebate available. Other approved products include refrigerators, dishwashers, freezers, gas furnaces, and certain water heaters. Appliances must have been purchased new since March 25, 2010. Online purchases don’t count.

Last time this program happened, all rebates were snatched up in a day. This time around, there is only half as much money available, so if you still have your receipts, get moving.

Source: WPRI

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