Starting next month, Georgia residents can get rebates of up to $199 on energy efficient appliances that carry the government’s “energy star” rating.
The program begins Feb. 12, and rebates will be available on a first-come, first-served basis until the $8.6 million set aside for rebates is used up, the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority announced. Georgia residents can get rebates on multiple appliances, though there are several rules, and the maximum rebate per household is $1,200, according to the authority.
More information is available at www.GeorgiaRebate.com or by calling (866) 296-1633.
Rebates will be issued in the form of a Visa card loaded with the rebate amount, sent out two to three weeks after appliance purchasers mail in the required forms and receipts. About 100,000 rebates are expected to be issued through the program, the authority said.
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Participants are required to recycle refrigerators and freezers to take advantage of rebates on those products and are strongly encouraged to recycle all other appliances.
Recycling arrangements can be coordinated with the retailer or by visiting www.YouGottaBeKidding.org, the state-run authority said.