The DC Department of the Environment is literally giving money away, but you only have another month or so to claim your share. If you’ve purchased an Energy Star-rated home appliance to replace an existing appliance between October 25, 2010 and August 15, 2011 you can receive a rebate between $50 and $600 from the DDOE. We originally reported on this back in October, so consider this your reminder to take advantage of those summer sales and find an efficient appliance for your home.
The DDOE Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program was created to assist homeowners in making their homes more energy efficient. Purchase a qualifying electric appliance (clothes washer, dishwasher, refrigerator, or water heater) or gas-powered boiler, furnace or water heater and complete the rebate application available online. Applications must be postmarked by August 15 to be eligible, and the pot of money from which the rebates are granted is finite, so when it runs out the program concludes even if that is before deadline. According to the DDOE website, when writing this post there was approximately $95,000 remaining in the program ($423,000 has already been either paid out or is pending validation).
Full information and a list of qualifying appliances by manufacturer and model number are available on the DDOE website.