NJ Extends Home Appliance Rebate Program

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NEWARK – The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (NJBPU) approved the extension (phase III) of the federally funded appliance rebate program at its most recent board meeting.  The rebate program, which originally ran through April and re-launched in July, utilizes funds the state received from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) to encourage all New Jersey residents to purchase ENERGY STAR® qualified home appliances.

The second phase of the program, which began July 1 and was scheduled to end Aug. 31 of this year, has been extended through December 31, 2010 – or while funding remains available.

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“These federally funded rebates give all New Jersey residents an opportunity to upgrade their appliances to ENERGY STAR qualified models, which helps reduce their home energy usage,” said NJBPU President Lee A. Solomon.  “This program helps residents save money and protect the environment.”

Customers can receive $35 rebates for qualifying clothes washers, $25 or $50 for qualifying dishwashers and $75 or $100 for qualifying refrigerators. These rebates are offered for a limited time and may end before Dec. 31, 2010, based on availability of funds.  The program will terminate the promotion when funds are exhausted.  Program termination will be posted at NJCleanEnergy.com.

Rebates will be available through a mail in rebate or by instant rebate from participating retailers.  For a complete list of retailers offering instant rebates, visit the New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program website at NJCleanEnergy.com or call 866-NJ SMART.

In addition to the federally funded appliance rebates, New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program also offers rebates for ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers and dehumidifiers to eligible customers.  Visit NJCleanEnergy.com or call 866-NJ SMART for eligibility requirements.

New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program also offers a year round, refrigerator/freezer recycling program, where eligible residents may be paid $50 and receive convenient, free pick up of their old, working refrigerators or freezers.  Customers taking advantage of the ARRA incentives on the purchase of new refrigerators may also take advantage of this program.

For more information about the NJBPU or New Jersey’s Clean Energy Program visit NJCleanEnergy.com or call 866-NJSMART.


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