North Carolina is extending the popular Energy Star rebate program of earlier this year. The N.C. Energy Office originally doled out $8.8 million to consumers who purchased a new Energy Star qualified appliance. But, now there is an additional $650,000 available in unspent Recovery Act funds that is being used to offer additional rebates. In addition to the $650,000, another $350,000 will be used to pay the rebates of the 2,480 consumers who are on the waiting list from the rebate program earlier this year.
For people who wish to participate this time around, the program remains largely unchanged. Qualifying appliances include central air conditioners, gas furnaces, heat pumps, gas storage water heaters, gas tankless water heaters, solar water heaters (electric and gas back-up), refrigerators, clothes washers, dishwashers and freezers.
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Like the last round of rebates, consumers must go to www.energync.net or call 1-877-379-7323 to start the application process. They will receive a confirmation page online or by mail if they apply on the phone. That page must be mailed along with a copy of the sales receipt within 15 days of applying. Rebates come in the form of a prepaid debit card that can be used for purchases. Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis. The telephone hotline is available as of this morning. It will be closed on Thanksgiving Day and reopen on Friday.
Earlier this year, North Carolina consumers purchased 64,000 appliances under the program, which was offered in two phases.