Nearly $1.7 million in unclaimed funds remain in the Kentucky Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program. During phase one of the program, residents could reserve rebates. Nearly half of Kentuckians who reserved a rebate have not purchased an appliance, making those unclaimed funds now available.
Kentuckians are encouraged to quickly get in line for the unclaimed rebate funds, which will be given on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Residents may apply by visiting KYappliancerebates.com or by calling the toll-free number 877-813-3669.
Under the program, Kentucky residents who buy an eligible ENERGY STAR replacement appliance from a Kentucky retailer may be eligible for a rebate. Kentucky is offering rebates on 16 ENERGY STAR-qualified appliances, including clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers, room air conditioners, water heaters, central air conditioners, air source heat pumps, geothermal heat pumps, gas furnaces and gas boilers. The purchase must replace an older, less efficient product with a qualified ENERGY STAR appliance purchased in Kentucky.
The program is funded by the Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence (DEDI) through the U.S. Department of Energy. The rebates are funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the goal of which is to stimulate job growth and reduce energy costs.