Rebates for High-Efficiency Appliances Available

March 12, 2012 Updated: October 1, 2015
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An Energy Star rated appliance at a Best Buy store in California. Governor Cuomo announced some energy Star rated appliances would be eligible for rebates in New York starting March 19. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Governor Andrew Cuomo announced the return of the “Buy Green, Save Green NYS High-Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program” on Monday. The program opens appliance consumers to $350 million in federal funding provided by the Department of Energy’s State Energy Program.

Consumers purchasing a high-efficiency refrigerator can apply for a rebate of $350. High-efficiency washers that meet Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) super-efficiency levels (tiers 2 and 3) are eligible for a $250 rebate.

“Last year’s ‘Buy Green, Save Green’ appliance rebate was so successful that all of the available funding was allocated within a few days,” Francis J. Murray Jr., president and CEO of NYSERDA, said in a statement. “We encourage those who are interested in this program to act quickly.”

Consumers can apply online or by calling a toll-free number, but only for purchases made on March 19 or afterwards.