Appliance dealers across the state are preparing for a $3.5 million rebate program for residents who buy energy-efficient appliances.


 


The Oklahoma Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program is funded through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and administered by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.


Appliance dealers across the state are preparing for a $3.5 million rebate program for residents who buy energy-efficient appliances.

 

The Oklahoma Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program is funded through the federal American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and administered by the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.

 

“The appliance rebate program is designed for Oklahoma residents to buy energy-efficient appliances from Oklahoma retailers to replace existing appliances in Oklahoma single residences,” said Vaughn Clark, Director of Community Development for the commerce department.

 

Retailers are enrolling in the program, and consumers who purchase Energy Star appliances on May 8 will be eligible for a rebate. Ardmore businessman Keith Nance of Nance Home Furnishings said consumers should act quickly if they want to take advantage of the program.

 

“We will open at 8 a.m. that morning, although we can’t print any coupons until 9 a.m.,” he said. “We predict all the money will be gone by the end of the business day.”

 

The qualifying Energy Star appliances and rebate levels are:

 

Clothes washers    — $200 Refrigerators    ­— $200 Room air conditioners — $50 Water heaters    — $100 Central air conditioners    — $100 Gas furnaces    — $100 Ground source heat pumps    — $250 Air source heat pumps    — $250

 

To qualify, appliances must have the Energy Star designation, and old appliances must be removed from the property and properly disposed of. There is a maximum of one rebate per appliance and two rebates per household.