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Other energy efficient rebates

Other energy efficient rebates

by TERRI GRUCA / KVUE News

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kvue.com

Posted on April 7, 2010 at 4:24 PM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 7 at 7:30 PM

The Texas Comptrollers Office says the Texas Trade Up Appliance Rebate Program officially exhausted all the $23 million dollars in rebates by 2pm today. I tried logging onto the web site this morning and calling and could never get through.

The state says the web site stopped taking online reservations by 10am.

You can still sign up for the wait list. If people don't meet the qualifications (like having an old appliance) or they fail to cash in their rebate you may then get to take advantage of buying a new appliance using a rebate, but I wouldn't count on it.

However, all is not lost. The city of Austin is offering rebates for energy efficient clothes washers through the Wash Wise program.

Remember you may qualify for other energy efficient rebates through your city or utility company. You can find a complete list here. Many of these are for home improvements and not appliances, but they may help.

You'll find some of the Federal Tax credits at the Department of Energy web site or here.

There is also another chance for you to save some money on energy efficient appliances and you don't need a reservation.

The state's Energy Star Tax free weekend happens over the Memorial Day weekend. That means you can save state and local taxes on energy star items you purchase May 29th through May 31st, 2010.

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