The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the Arkansas Energy Office (AEO) $1.4 million to launch an ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate Program. The program is intended to stimulate the economy by encouraging consumers to replace older, less efficient appliances with new, more energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® qualified models. The replacement of older appliances saves families money, helps protect the environment, stimulates the economy and creates jobs.
Arkansas ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate Program Objectives:
Save energy by encouraging replacement of existing appliances with appliances that meet ENERGY STAR® qualification requirements.
Make rebates available to Arkansas consumers statewide on a timely basis.
Leverage the ENERGY STAR® brand.
Keep administrative costs low.
Ensure state and national tracking and accountability.
Use existing ENERGY STAR® consumer education and outreach materials.
Avoid fraud and reduce the risk of any unsatisfactory outcome of the program.
Achieve high rates of satisfaction from program participants. This includes managing participant expectations, minimizing consumer complaints and providing exceptional customer service.
Ensure process is transparent and easily auditable from rebate submission through payment and reporting.
Program Re-Launch Date: February 17, 2012
Program End Date: When funds are depleted
Total Funding: $1,400,000
Qualified Appliances, Rebate Levels, Quantities, Total Rebate Costs:
AEO has approved the following appliance types and rebate levels for ENERGY STAR® units. Rebates will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis until program funds are expended.
Products to be Rebated
Refrigerators ( > or = 16 cu. ft. )
Rebate Eligibility Program Rules:
Rebates will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the allocated program funds are depleted. First-come, first-served status will be determined by the date the application arrives at the rebate fulfillment center.
Purchaser MUST be an Arkansas residential consumer, supplying a home address for installation; neither business customers nor business installations are eligible for rebate(s).
Households (single addresses) are limited to one rebate per appliance category per household.
Purchase must be made during the rebate offer period.
Appliances MUST be installed within Arkansas state boundaries.
Only ENERGY STAR® rated refrigerators, clothes washers and select water heaters at the stated rebate levels are eligible. Qualifying units must be listed on the ENERGY STAR® Web site www.ENERGYSTAR.gov.
Rebates are only available for the replacement of existing units with new qualifying appliances.
Rebates must be postmarked within 30 days of purchase.
Purchase must be made from a participating vendor. Online sales are not allowed.
Rebate forms must be completely and accurately filled out and accompanied by proof-of-purchase and documentation from a participating vendor that the replaced unit was hauled away. Customers can also show proof of recycling in lieu of documentation from a participating vendor that the replaced unit was hauled away.
Rebate Funds Remaining:
Rebates Awaiting Validation
Days Program Has Been Open:
Due to fund depletion, the program closed to new applications on Friday, April 13, 2012. Purchases made after Thursday, April 12, 2012 will not qualify for a rebate.