Any District of Columbia resident is eligible for the program, including those who rent their homes. The program is intended for families and private individuals. No more than one rebate per appliance category is allowed for each household. For example, a household cannot claim rebates for two washing machines, or two refrigerators, etc. There is no commercial component to the Appliance Rebate Program and it is therefore not intended for rental property owners, commercial enterprises or new home construction.
The program will start October 25, 2010. Appliance purchases prior to the program start date are not eligible for a rebate.
The program will last until program funds are depleted. The rebates will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please continue to monitor the website to view availability of funds and rebates.
You may apply for your rebate either on-line or through the mail. Rebates are not guaranteed and are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Please continue to monitor the Web site to view availability of funds and rebates.
To apply for your rebate on-line:
- Click on the Apply for Rebate button under your appliance category.
- Select the appliance manufacturer and model.
- Select vendor information.
- Enter all relevant information.
- Submit rebate certifying that all information entered is correct.
Print confirmation page and mail to the address below with the proof-of-purchase and hauled-away/recycling section filled out by a participating vendor or a recycling center agent or enclose either hauled-away receipt from a participating vendor or recycling center.
District of Columbia ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate
P.O. Box 1887
Saginaw, MI 48605-1887
To Apply for your rebate through the mail:
- Call customer service center to obtain a rebate application form
- Fill out form completely, sign and date.
- Make a copy of the rebate form for your files.
- Enclose rebate form and a copy of your vendor printed receipt.
- Fill out the hauled-away/recycling section by a participating vendor or a recycling center agent or enclose either hauled-away receipt from a participating vendor or a recycling center.
- Circle model number and purchase date on receipt.
District of Columbia ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate
P.O. Box 1887
Saginaw, MI 48605-1887
Rebates must be postmarked within 60 days of purchase.
Yes, online purchases of qualified appliances are allowed. However, the appliance must be installed at a District of Columbia address.
The District of Columbia will subsidize 50 percent of the cost of qualifying weatherization measures, including door replacement, window replacement, insulation, weather stripping and programmable thermostats, up to $1,000. Residents will have to provide either a paid invoice from a contractor or a receipt of purchase showing items and dollar amounts for each.
No; the rebate amount will be based only on the cost of the actual door(s) or window(s) (50 percent of the cost, up to $1,000).
No; the rebate amount will be based only on the cost of the weatherization item(s).
No; installation costs are not covered by this program.
No. Purchases made prior to the start of the program eligibility period are NOT eligible for rebates.
Yes. The District of Columbia ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate Program may be claimed in addition to rebates offered through manufacturers and/or local utility rebate programs.
The District Department of Environment requires rebate applicants to state how and where the old appliance will be hauled away. Most old appliances will be collected by retailers upon delivery of the new products. Consumers are also allowed to take their old appliances to a recycle facility or to have them picked up via bulk trash. Certain fees for recycling may apply; for example, refrigerant must be extracted from refrigerators and freezers before recycling. Fees for recycling services may vary by region.
If bulk trash is used to dispose of the old appliance, please make sure you receive a confirmation number and that you provide this number on the rebate form. If the old appliance is taken to a recycling center or hauled-away by the retailer, please make sure the recycling center or retailer representative fills in the company name, his/her name, address and phone number, then signs and dates the form in the spaces provided.
To check the status of your rebate, follow the steps below. Please allow six to eight weeks for processing of your rebate.
- Click on the Rebate Status link on the main menu.
- Enter web submission ID along with your zipcode
Enter your mailing address and first and last name as submitted on the rebate form.
- Click the Submit button.
No, not all appliances qualify for the program. Eligible appliances must meet program efficiency requirements as established by ENERGY STAR®.
The rebates for eligible appliances are as follows:
|Appliance Type||Criteria||Rebate Amount|
|Clothes Washers||January 1, 2011, ENERGY STAR qualifications: Modified Energy Factor (MEF) 2.0 or greater; Water Factor (WF) 6.0 or less||$250|
|Dishwashers Tier 1||> or = 324 kWh/year and < or = 5.8 gallons per cycle||$100|
|Dishwashers Tier 2||> or = 307 kWh/year and < or = 5.0 gallons per cycle||$150|
|Refrigerators||20% better than federal standard||$200|
|Residential Gas Boilers|| ||$600|
|Residential Gas Furnaces|| ||$400|
|Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters||Energy Factor > or = 2.0||$600|
|High-Efficiency Gas Storage Water Heaters||Energy Factor > or = 0.67||$400|
|Weatherization*||Door/window replacement, insulation, weatherstripping, programmable thermostat||50% of cost up to $1,000|
*Rebates for weatherization will be based only on the cost of the weatherization item itself (i.e., the cost of the door, the window, insulation, weather stripping, the thermostat). The program will not provide a rebate for the cost of accessory items (such as door knobs, hinges, locks, etc.) or for tools the consumer purchases to install the weatherization item(s). In addition, the program will not provide a rebate for labor if a consumer decides to pay to have the weatherization item professionally installed.
This District Department of the Environment (DDOE) was awarded $568,000 of funding through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) to establish and administer an energy-efficient appliance rebate program for replacement of inefficient appliances. DDOE will provide incentives to District of Columbia households purchasing ENERGY STAR® appliances (specifically clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, gas boilers and furnaces, water heaters and weatherization products) to help close the gap between standard and efficient technology costs. These incentives will work to transform the market for such appliances, thus reducing the peak electricity demand and peak prices for all District of Columbia households, as well as serve as an economic stimulus by encouraging residents to replace inefficient appliances with new ENERGY STAR® appliances.
The RWERP will provide rebates for the replacement of standard efficiency equipment with ENERGY STAR® gas furnaces, gas boilers and high efficiency storage water heaters. RWERP will also subsidize 50 percent of the cost of qualifying weatherization measures (including door replacement, window replacement, insulation, weatherstripping and installing a programmable thermostat) up to $1,000. The rebate is for measures installed, not just purchased.
The District of Columbia ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate Program is a great opportunity to replace inefficient, old appliances with new, energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® appliances. These appliances will save energy and help consumers save money on monthly utility bills.
To get additional help, please click here
to submit your question electronically. You can also reach us at 877.489.6629 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern time, Monday through Friday.
Qualified models may be found at www.ENERGYSTAR.gov/.
ENERGY STAR® is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy, helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR®, saved enough energy in 2008 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 29 million cars - all while saving $19 billion on their utility bills.
The District of Columbia is interested in collecting feedback regarding this program and your experience to help in future programs. Only consumers who have submitted a valid rebate and received a check are eligible to participate.