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Posted: February 21, 2010 12:01 a.m.

Georgia State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program currently collecting unwanted appliances

Covington residents looking to upgrade their appliances and save some energy costs could receive some additional rebates courtesy of the Federal stimulus package.
The Georgia State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program began on Feb. 12, and more than $7.9 million remains available in rebates to Georgia customers who purchase Energy Star qualified appliances.

The rebates range from $25 for new freezers to $199 for a variety of items, including new solar or gas water heaters and gas furnaces and boilers. Residents who qualify for the program will receive the rebate in the form of a prepaid Visa card.

The rebates are on a first-come, first-serve basis and the program’s official Web site, georgiarebate.com, estimates that the money will last for 69 more days. Other eligible appliances include room air conditions, central air conditions, refrigerators, clothes washers, dishwashers, other types of water heaters, air source heat pumps, oil furnaces and oil burners.

Covington Utilities Director Bill Meecham said the rebates are in addition to any manufacturer issued or other rebates. He said the city hopes residents will consider gas tankless water heaters, which are also eligible for a federal tax rebate this year.
For more information, including a full list of eligible appliances visit covnews.com, georgiarebate.com or call (1-866) 296-1633.

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