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Appliance Rebates to Become Available July 28

State Rep. Brad Hill announced Monday that another round of appliance rebates will be available to replace old appliances with new, more effecient appliances.

The Massachusetts Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate program begins on July 28, state Rep. Brad Hill, R-Ipswich, announced on Monday.

Massachusetts was allocated $2 million for an Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program by the U.S. Department of Energy’s American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The program is designed to spur significant household energy savings and seeks to take high energy-consuming home appliances out of service and replace them with qualified “Energy Star” models.

“This opportunity will help residents purchase more efficient appliances, while also allowing for cost savings in the future,” Hill said. “I hope residents are able to take advantage of this rebate program.”

The Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate program runs for a limited time. It begins July 28 and ends when money has been exhausted.

The funding is limited and the rebates are on a first-come, first-served basis. Each family is eligible for up to $200 worth of rebates.

Before you buy any new “Energy Star” appliances, residents are urged to visit the program’s website at www.MassEnergyRebates.com or call 877-574-1128 to track the status of available money and to view participating retailers.

Old appliances do not need to be in working condition to be exchanged for an eligible high efficiency model. All Massachusetts residents will be eligible for the rebates and only participating retail store purchases in massachusetts will qualify. Internet purchases are not eligible.

The Massachusetts Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program will offer rebates of $150 for qualified refrigerators and $50 for room air conditioners.

To learn more about the program, contact Hill’s office at 617-722-2100.

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