Gov't offers rebates to replace old appliances

February 15, 2010 1:41:24 PM PST
If you need to replace old appliances, there's a program to help you purchase more energy efficient models. The government's appliance rebate program has two phases in Illinois. The first phase for replacing water heaters, furnaces and air conditioning units began on January 31. It ends when the funds run out.

Consumers can receive rebates on eligible water heaters and heating and air conditioning units through participating contractors and retailers.

In Illinois, the second phase of the rebate program begins in April around Earth Day. At that time, consumers can receive rebates on Energy Star appliances including dishwashers, refrigerators as well as washers and dryers.

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

Retailers interested in participating in the program can visit