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What restrictions apply to these rebates?
See more about the Illinois ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate Program
For more information, download the Illinois state appliance program fact sheet.
Download the Consumer Self-Certification for Appliance Replacement form.
I just bought an efficient appliance. Will the rebates be available
Only purchases of qualified products made during the specific time period established by each state will be eligible for a rebate.
How long will the rebate programs last?
The rebate program begins on September 24th, 2010 at 8:00 AM until funds are depleted. We don't expect the funds to last very long.
Who is eligible for a rebate?
The program is for consumers. Each state will specify exactly who is eligible to participate in its program, and some states are likely to limit rebates to only certain types of consumers, e.g., low-income.
Do I have to turn in my old appliance to be eligible for a rebate?
Only purchases that replace an existing appliance are eligible for a rebate. DOE is strongly encouraging the recycling of old appliances purchased under the program. See the ENERGY STAR Recycling page for more information on appliance recycling.
What are the rebate amounts?
Illinois customers will receive an instant rebate of 15% for qualifying ENERGY STAR Appliances. The Illinois government has imposed a cap on the rebate program. A maximum rebate of $250 per appliance will be allowed.
Can consumers combine the rebate with other incentives, such as the
federal tax credit or a utility rebate?
A consumer can combine a state rebate with the federal tax credit for the same product, as long as the purchase qualifies under the rules of both programs and is not specifically excluded. Consumers may also be able to combine the state rebate with a local utility rebate, but eligibility should be verified with both organizations. For more information on additional incentives and rebates, please see the Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency.
How much energy can I save when I replace a used appliance with a
new ENERGY STAR-qualified model?
Energy savings will depend on the specific appliance and model being replaced, but new ENERGY STAR appliances save significantly more energy than those manufactured years ago. For example, replacing a clothes washer made before 2000 with a new ENERGY STAR model can save up to $135 per year. Replacing a refrigerator made before 1993 with a new ENERGY STAR model can save up to $65 per year.
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Program information subject to change. Rebates may be offered for a limited time only. Before purchasing a product, check with your program sponsor to ensure rebates are available, and to confirm product eligibility and program requirements. Products purchased must meet efficiency criteria as established by the state.
For Disabled Citizens
Disabled individuals physically unable to make their purchases in-store may do so by calling a participating retailer. NOTE: This is ONLY for persons physically unable to make their purchases in-store. The State reserves the right to revoke any and all rebates made by individuals violating or misusing this stipulation.