State officials are releasing more information today about a rebate program on purchases of large, energy-efficient appliances. The rebates on selected refrigerators, hot water heaters, furnaces, dishwashers and other appliances range from $100 to $500. Iowans will be able to reserve their rebate starting at 8 a.m. next Monday.
Today, the website and toll free phone number where rebate reservations will be accepted are being released. Linda King, with the Iowa Office of Energy Independence, says just over 9,000 rebates will be available. “This program is on a first come, first serve basis. So, we are encouraging people to call in the first week of the program, reserve their rebates and then they’ll have plenty of time to make decisions and make their purchases,” King said.
The rebate reservation website, which will become active today at 12 p.m., is www.iowaappliancerebate.com. The toll free number is 1-877-267-7495. The website won’t have registration information and the phone number won’t be “live” until March 1 at 8 a.m. King says Iowans who reserve their rebate do not need to select a manufacturer or model number when they place their reservation.
The only information needed for the reservation is the type of appliance being purchased. Iowans who obtain a rebate reservation have 30 days to make the purchase and mail in the required paperwork. A waiting list will be made available once all of the rebates for each appliance are reserved. More details about the program and what appliances are eligible for rebates can be found at www.energy.iowa.gov .