Alabama has $1.8 million remaining from the federal stimulus program for rebates for consumers who buy new energy-efficient appliances.
The director of the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs, Doni Ingram, says Alabama residents can receive rebates of $25 for room air conditioners, $50 for freezers, $75 for dishwashers, $100 for clothes washers and $150 for standard-size refrigerators. But the appliances must have the Energy Star label and be purchased on or after April 19.
The rebates had all been reserved by Alabama consumers after the program began in April. But Ingram said the $1.8 million became available because some residents reserved a rebate but failed to make a purchase or mail in the required documentation.
Alabama residents can reserve a rebate by visiting http://www.alrebates.com/ or calling toll-free (877) 856-6645.