If you are in need of a major appliance, heating or air condition unit, you may want to hold off on that buy for just a bit longer. Neil Moseman is the Director of the Nebraska Energy Office and says starting in July, rebates will be available on the purchase of energy-efficient appliances.
“The US Dept. of Energy, through the stimulus package, has given Nebraska 1.7-million dollars to implement the Federal Appliance Rebate Program. We anticipate that will begin the first week of July and what that will do is allow consumers to purchase appliances from dishwashers, refrigerators and also furnaces, heat pumps and air conditioner units.”
Moseman says they have secured an agency that will handle the rebates for consumers.
“Identified a fulfillment company that will be issuing the checks and tracking the rebates and the paperwork for consumers as they participate in the program. Once we have the company identified, which we have now, it will take about 30-days to get their software in order and get a performance bond, all the administrative things they need to do to start out here the first week of July.”
There have been a number of rebate programs, for example Cash for Clunkers but Moseman says this is one is sparking a lot of interest.
“This stimulus program has generated the most interest of any stimulus program so far through the Nebr. Energy Office. We have had a lot of interest and we expect consumers to benefit from it.”
Rebates only apply for new appliances bought through participating dealers in Nebraska. Moseman says there are 125 retailers currently taking part. He says the program will start in July and will continue until the money is gone.