NYSERDA releases storm relief appliance rebate update | News
Funding is still available through New York State’s Storm Relief Appliance Rebate Program, according to NYSERDA. In addition, if the FEMA or insurance award does not cover the entire cost of the replacement of eligible appliances or equipment, residents can apply for the NYSERDA rebate, as long as the two payments together do not exceed the cost of the replacement.
The rebate program is for residents impacted by Tropical Storm Irene or Lee and includes ENERGY STAR refrigerators, clothes washers, dehumidifiers, furnaces, boilers, gas hot water heaters, and heat pump water heaters as well as higher efficiency clothes dryers with moisture sensors and electric hot water heaters. As
The $8 million rebate program started on Monday, September 19, and according to NYSERDA more than $4.0 million is still available.
All rebates will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for completed applications. Applications are available at www.NYSApplianceRebates.com or by calling 1-877-NY-SMART (877-697-6278). The rebate program will continue until funding runs out.
The Storm Relief Appliance Rebate Program was created to meet unmet financial needs for the most critical appliances or equipment damaged during the recent storms.
Purchases of appliances and equipment, with the exception of dehumidifiers, must be for replacement purposes only. Audits to verify insurance claims and/or FEMA assistance may be conducted.