South Carolina Appliance Rebates not likely to last until the weekend
May 18, 2010
With only $48,000 remaining in the South Carolina Appliance Rebate program, rebates available for ENERGY STAR refrigerators, dishwashers, clothes washers and room air conditioning units will not last much longer.
“As we approach the end of this program, we hope that all South Carolinians who still wish to participate can make their purchases quickly in order to save energy and money as they upgrade their household appliances,” Ashlie Lancaster of the Energy Office said.
Beginning March 31, a total of $3.9 million was available in rebates to South Carolina residents purchasing ENERGY STAR appliances. South Carolina citizens have claimed over $3.85 million in rebates through this program, or more than 98 percent of the money allotted for rebates. With only about two percent of the total funding for the program remaining, rebates will not be available much longer.
More than 26,000 rebates have been claimed through instant rebates on dishwashers, clothes washers, refrigerators and room air conditioning units resulting in South Carolina residents accessing more than $1.9 million of the $1.95 allotted for rebates on these smaller appliances.
All of the $1.95 million allotted for mail-in rebates for central air conditioning units, heat pumps, gas furnaces and water heaters was exhausted by 1:19 p.m. on April 1, 2010, just one day after the program launched. More than 4,000 rebates were claimed for these whole-house appliances.
For frequent updates on the status of funds remaining in this program, please visit www.appliancerebates.sc.gov. Updates are also regularly posted to www.twitter.com/SCEnergyOffice.