Energy rebate application deadline extended | NevadaAppeal.com

Energy rebate application deadline extended

Nevada Appeal News Service

Nevadans who made a reservation to get an appliance rebate will now have more time to mail in their applications.

The Nevada State Office of Energy extended the deadline, originally four weeks from the reservation date, to June 15 to ensure participants have enough time to complete the rebate process.

“The overwhelming response we received resulted in some retailers having to schedule deliveries out two to three weeks,” said Catherine Gowen, project manager for the energy office. “We still want to encourage people to get their rebates in as soon as possible.”

About 15,500 rebates were awarded. They’re good for up to $200 to replace an old appliance for an Energy Star model.

Nearly 6,000 $200 rebates were given out to replace old refrigerators. About 4,530 $100 rebates were given out to replace dishwashers, 4,125 $100 rebates to replace washing machines and 901 $150 rebates to replace freezers.

Consumers still interested in getting a rebate and join a waiting list by calling 1-877-273-6213 or by visiting http://www.nevadaappliancerebate.com.

“Once participants get a waiting list confirmation, they can purchase their appliance and send in their paperwork,” Gowen said. “When the waiting list rebates are released, those on the waiting list will receive their rebates based on when their paperwork was received, not on when they actually got on the list.”

For a list of participating retailers and more information on the program, visit http://www.energy.state.nv.us, click on Incentives/Rebates, Appliance Rebate Program, and then Appliance Rebate Flier.