Ill. residents can sign up for appliance rebates

January 20, 2010 12:17:34 PM PST
If you need a new appliance, you may want to take advantage of the Illinois Energy Star rebate program.Starting January 31, consumers can get rebates for Energy Star heating and cooling equipment, as well as water heaters.

Rebates on other appliances are available from April 16 through 25, including dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, washing machines and room air conditioners. The appliances must be purchased in Illinois at participating retail stores or contractors.

The value of the rebates varies.

For more information, log on to or call 877-782-7005.

Retailers interested in participating in the program can visit

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)