DES MOINES – The Office of Energy Independence (OEI) announces updated information regarding the State of Iowa Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebate program. A program-specific rebate registration web site and toll-free number are now available for consumers and retailers to review at: www.IowaApplianceRebate.com and by calling 1-877-267-7495. These are also available for review on the OEI Web site at: www.energy.iowa.gov. Consumers will not be able to reserve a rebate until March 1, 2010 at 8:00 AM by calling the number or visiting the site.

Part of the Federal economic stimulus, the Iowa EEARP, will offer approximately 9,000 Iowa homeowners a rebate for replacing their old appliance with a qualifying energy efficient model purchased from an Iowa retailer.

“We anticipate that each Iowan who participates in this program will be able to save hundreds of dollars over the life of their new and more efficient, appliance,” said Roya Stanley, Director of the Iowa Office of Energy Independence. “Buying and using energy efficient appliances helps consumers save money while at the same time they are creating jobs and boosting the economy.”

The rebate program is open to Iowa residents only and rebate dollars are available on a first come first served basis. Rebates will only be eligible from the approved appliance list and purchases must be made on or after March 1, 2010.

We urge consumers and retailers to review the rebate program eligibility and frequently asked questions (FAQ’s) at: www.energy.iowa.gov/files/ARQAforConsumers.pdf, and the appliance guidelines at: www.energy.iowa.gov/files/ProductGuidelineRebates2152010.pdf.

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