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Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program

Congress appropriated $300 million nationwide to support State Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebate Programs (SEEARP) for residential ENERGY STAR® appliance products (those that represent improvements in efficiency compared to the majority of products on the market).

Federal Amount Available: $300 million, nationally
SECO SEEARP Allocation: $23,341,000
SECO SEP Allocation: $10,000,000

Texas Appliance Mail-In Rebate Program

Texas Appliance Rebate ProgramThe Texas Appliance Mail-In Rebate Program began accepting applications on December 20, 2010. Approximately $10 million from unclaimed rebate funds, plus an additional $8.5 million from unused public sector energy efficiency funds (transferred from the State Energy Program to the rebate program) were available for this program, which ran until all funds were distributed. All funds were part of the federal stimulus program.

The rebate program closed to new applications on Wednesday, March 9, 2011. New applications were required to be postmarked on or before March 9, 2011 to be considered for funding.

Eligible Appliances

  • Air-Source Heat Pumps
  • Central Air Conditioners
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwashers
  • Freezers
  • Refrigerators
  • Room Air Conditioners
  • Water Heaters

  • Save energy by encouraging appliance replacement through consumer rebates
  • Make rebates available to consumers
  • Enhance existing rebate programs by leveraging ENERGY STAR national partner relationships and local program infrastructure
  • Keep administrative costs low while adhering to monitoring and evaluation requirements
  • Promote state and national tracking and accountability
  • Use existing ENERGY STAR consumer education and outreach materials

Read about the program impact on the Department of Energy - Spotlight on Texas.

Legal Authority:
Federal Code: Energy Policy Act of 2005 (PDF, 3.1 MB), Title I, Subtitle B, Section 124 (42 USC 15821)

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