Due to severe rains earlier this month the state's appliance rebate program will be expanded to cover the purchase of water heaters, many of which may have been lost from damage from basement flooding. Gov. M. Jodi Rell says rebates for new Energy Star rated water heaters will range from $100 to $400. Federal guidelines allow rebates to cover water heater purchases made retroactively from April 1.
The state appliance rebate program, funded by more than $3 million in federal stimulus funds, began January 25 and also covers purchases of energy efficient washers, refrigerators, freezers, heat pumps, room air conditioning units and central air systems.
Consumers may call 1-877-WISE-USE or 1-877-947-3873 for rebate forms.
For more information go to: www.ct.gov/opm/ApplianceRebates