Illinois Appliance Rebate Program: Round 2

September 14, 2010

It’s back on, Illinois residents.

Remember when we had an opportunity to replace our old appliances while getting a discount on new, energy-efficient ones?

Did you take advantage? Now you have another chance, as the Illinois ENERGY STAR Replacement Appliance Rebate Program is going for a second round.

“The first round of the Illinois ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate Program allowed consumers throughout Illinois to reduce their energy consumption while boosting local businesses,” said Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. “The second and final round will build on that success, further growing our economy while helping the environment.”

Through the program, you can receive a 15% instant discount — up to $250 off per item — on qualified Energy Star appliances at participating retail stores.

Eligible appliances:



*Clothes washers


The rebates will be available starting at 8 a.m. on Friday, September 24 and will last as long as the $3 million in funds last.

If you remember, the last round of rebates on ENERGY STAR appliances in Illinois was set for April 16-25, but the $9.4 million in funds ran out at 7 p.m. the first day.

That Friday generated more than $75 million in sales and 1.3 trillion BTUs in lifetime energy savings, the equivalent of taking 1,712 cars off the road for a year.

Why replace an old appliance with a qualified ENERGY STAR unit?

*ENERGY STAR clothes washers use about 30% less energy and 50% less water than regular washers.

*A freezer made before 1993 will cost an additional $35 each year on your utility bills than an ENERGY STAR freezer.

*Replacing a refrigerator made in the ’80s can save you $100 each year on energy use. Replacing a fridge from the ’70s can save you $200.

*ENERGY STAR-qualified dishwashers get dishes cleaner while using less water and energy.

There are more than 420 retailers participating in the program. To find one, visit or click here to search by name or here to search by location.

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