Cash for Appliances PLUS Offers a Second Chance for Energy Rebates

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cash for clunker appliancesThe California Energy Commission announced Wednesday a decision to offer additional incentives for residents purchasing energy-efficient appliances or recycling old energy-guzzling models.

The expanded program, called California Cash for Appliances PLUS, now includes energy-efficient dishwashers, freezers, water heaters and heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems to existing rebates on refrigerators, clothes washers and room air conditioners.  Combining the California Cash for Appliances rebates with rebates available from The Gas Company and Southern California Edison some utility customers can earn up to $3,995.

“We want to encourage customers to take advantage of the roughly $20 million in remaining state program funds, as well as rebates offered by the utilities and upgrade to energy-efficient appliances,” said Mark Gaines, director of customer programs for The Gas Company. “By doing so, customers are doing their part to help conserve precious natural resources all year round and put a little ‘green’ back in their pocket every month.”

Cash For Appliances PLUS Rebates

The Cash for Appliances PLUS rebates will only be available on a first-come, first-served basis for qualified purchases until funds are exhausted. Utility customers can begin taking advantage of the new incentives today. Residential customers can receive one rebate for each type of appliance:

  • $200 to $1,000 for heating and ventilation systems;
  • $100 to $750 for water heaters;
  • $200 for a new refrigerator;
  • $100 for a new dishwasher,
  • $100 for a new clothes washer; and
  • $50 for a freezer or room air conditioner.

These energy-efficient rebates from the state can be combined with rebates offered by local utilities, where available.

For more information, call (888) 390-4034 or visit the California Cash for Appliances website,, to read about the program’s rules, find out which appliance models qualify for rebates and get details on recycling old appliances. Rebate forms are available on the program’s website.

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