News Release 389

Funds and time wind down for Energize Missouri Appliance Rebates

Volume 38-389 (For immediate release)
Contact:  Renee Bungart
573-751-4465

JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 29, 2010 – The window of opportunity is closing soon for Missouri consumers to receive appliance rebates under the Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program.

Beginning July 1, consumers will no longer be able to reserve rebates directly online or through a toll-free number. The remaining rebates will be available only through participating retailers and installation contractors that have signed up to participate in the program. Rebates will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis until all rebate funding is depleted.

Participating retailers and installation contractors will help qualified residents reserve a rebate when a qualified appliance is purchased. Retailers and contractors provide purchasers with a rebate application form that contains a unique reservation number. Missouri residents then claim rebate funds by mailing the form along with their proof of purchase and recycling.

Of the original $5.6 million in funds for the Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program, less than $574,000 remains available to consumers. More than 32,000 rebates have been claimed since the program began April 19.

A limited number of rebates are still available for ENERGY STAR qualified gas furnaces, air source heat pumps, central air conditioning, high-efficiency gas storage water heaters, clothes washers and dishwashers. Appliances bearing the ENERGY STAR label are designed to use 10 to 50 percent less energy than standard appliances, resulting in ongoing utility cost savings for the consumer.

Rebate amounts for each remaining qualifying appliance include the following:

Appliance Categories

Rebate Amount

Category 1 – Space Heating:
Gas Furnaces


$250

Category 2 – Space Cooling:
Central Air Conditioning
Air Source Heat Pumps


$200
$300

Category 3 – Water Heating:
Water Heaters – Gas Storage


$150

Category 4 – Clothes Washers:
Clothes Washers


$125

Category 5 - Dishwashers:
Dishwashers (tabletop models not included)


$125

The maximum total rebate program eligibility for each household is $1,300.

Additional information about the Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program is available online at MissouriApplianceRebate.com.

Basic Eligibility Requirements

Consumers qualify for a rebate when they meet all of the following conditions:

Appliances must have been purchased after the April 19 commencement of the program. Appliances purchased prior to the start of the program are not eligible. New appliances must be a replacement for a comparable item and the old appliance must be recycled. Rebates will be provided on a first-come, first-served basis until all rebate funding is depleted. 

Appliance retailers and installation contractors who wish to participate in the rebate program and assist customers with the reservation of rebates may still register with the program. Those interested in registering can do so online at http://retail.missouriappliancerebate.com/ or by calling 877-233-1682.

In addition to the Energize Missouri appliance rebates, consumers may also find additional savings or rebates available through their local utility company. Missourians who wish to contact local utilities to explore the availability of utility-based rebates or incentives from their electric or gas utility providers can visit the department’s list of providers on the Web at dnr.mo.gov/pubs/pub2396.pdf

Funding for the Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program, with its $5.6 million in funding, is part of a larger $300 million federal program aimed at energy conservation, energy efficiency and economic recovery funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

To learn more about the Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program, please visit MissouriApplianceRebate.com.

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