KY's Appliance Rebate Program re-launched

By Jon Chrisos - bio | email

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A popular appliance rebate program is back statewide. Kentucky's Appliance Rebate Program quickly ran out of money, but now WAVE 3 has learned there's a burst of new funding.

During the first half of this program, rebates could be reserved. The money went quickly. By the end of May all the money had been reserved, but almost half of all Kentuckians who reserved a rebate never followed through and bought an appliance.

The state announced that unclaimed money is now up for grabs. $1.7 million will be available on a first come, first serve basis. First Lady Jane Beshear was in Louisville for the announcement this morning at GE Appliance Park. She says these energy star appliances can make a big difference. "I want to encourage Kentuckians to take advantage, to step up to look at these energy star appliances, and to make these changes not only for yourself but for future of the Commonwealth," Mrs. Beshear said.

17,482 rebates have been given to Kentucky residents. These rebates range anywhere from $40 for an air conditioner to $400 for water heaters. Kentucky got $4 million for this program in federal stimulus dollars.

To find out how you can get a rebate type "appliance rebates" in the speedword box.

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