Governor Cuomo Announces New Appliance Rebate Program

In order to encourage New Yorkers to upgrade their appliances to those that are 'greener', the Governor announced a new Household Appliance Rebate Program.

The program is limited to high-efficiency refrigerators and washing machines with rebates of $350 and $250 respectively. The appliances must meet the 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.

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Rebates will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis for completed applications, which will be available on March 19 at or by calling 1-877- NY-SMART (877-697-6278). The site will list high-efficiency refrigerators and clothes washers that are eligible for rebates.

Purchases made before March 19 are not eligible for rebates. The program will continue until funding runs out.

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