Sunday, April 18, 2010


The Colorado State Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program, which is being referred to as the "Cash for Appliances" program, is scheduled to begin April 19.

The state will implement a mail-in rebate program to help consumers replace older appliances with new, Energy Star-listed appliances. Residents must apply for the rebates online. Colorado has received $4.7 million in federal stimulus money to pay for the program, which will expire when the funds are depleted.

Colorado’s eligible appliances include:

Clothes washers -- $75
Dishwashers -- $50
Refrigerators -- $100 if recycled, $50 if not recycled
Furnaces -- gas condensing $500
Hot water heater -- gas condensing/high performance $200
Hot water heater -- gas tankless $300
Gas boilers -- $400

Other requirements also apply. For instance, refrigerators must be at least 12 cubic feet in size to qualify and furnaces must be rated at an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) greater or equal to 92 percent.  There will also be minimum efficiency requirements for water heaters and other household appliances.

The "Cash for Appliances" program will be a great way for new homeowners to make important upgrades affordably.  For more information, access the Colorado Governor's Energy Office website by clicking HERE.