Funds are still available under a state program aimed at promoting energy-efficient appliances.

The opportunity for Texas County consumers to receive appliance rebates under the Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program will be ending soon.

Beginning Sept. 10, a limited quantity of rebates for gas furnaces, gas storage water heaters, clothes washers and dishwashers will be available to reserve 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 for 30 days.

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 $225,000 remains available to consumers. More than 30,000 rebates have been claimed since the program began April 19.

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 range from $125 to $250.

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

*Must be a resident of Missouri and 18 years of age or older.

*Must own the property where the appliances will be installed, with the exception of clothes washers. Renters are eligible for clothes washer rebates.

*Limited to one appliance per appliance category per address up to a total rebate of $1,300.

*Purchased appliance must be ENERGY STAR rated and qualified.

*Must reserve the rebate and mail it along with all required support documentation within 60 days of making the reservation.

For more information about the Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program, residents or consumers may visit the Web at or by calling toll-free 877-541-4848.




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