Cuomo Announces $3.5M in Rebate Funds for Purchase of High-efficiency Refrigerators, Washers

March 12, 2012

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the “Buy Green, Save Green NYS High-Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program” with $3.5 million in federal funds available to New York residents for the purchase of high-efficiency Energy Star refrigerators and clothes washers. The program begins March 19.

The funding is being provided by the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program.

Rebates of $350 will be available for high-efficiency refrigerators and $250 for high-efficiency clothes washers that meet Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) super-efficiency levels (tiers 2 and 3). Super-efficient appliances use significantly less electricity than the federal standard and are at the upper end of ENERGY STAR efficiency levels. Super-efficient clothes washers also use less water than standard washing machines. (Visit for more detail about super-efficient refrigerators and clothes washers.)

“This rebate program gives residents the funding to make their homes more energy efficient, it makes it possible for New Yorkers to spend less on energy costs, and it provides a needed boost to retailers across the state,” said Cuomo.

Read more on this story in the March 12 edition of the Daily Gazette.