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Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program

Congress appropriated $300 million nationwide to support state rebate programs for residential ENERGY STAR appliance products (those that represent improvements in efficiency compared to the majority of products on the market).

Federal Amount Available: $300 million, nationally
SECO Estimated Allocation: $23,341,000

Texas Trade Up Appliance Rebate Program Details

Summary: Texas will use approximately $23 million in federal stimulus funds for a mail-in rebate program for consumers who purchase certain energy efficient household appliances. For additional information, see our Appliance Rebate Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Who Qualifies: The U.S. Department of Energy approved the rebates for consumers who buy eligible ENERGY STAR appliances and replace the same type of old appliance that's functional.

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Appliance Rebate Flyer

See our Appliance Rebate Flyer (PDF, 435K) for a program overview. (updated 3/9/10)

Updated FAQs

See our Appliance Rebate FAQs. (updated 3/10/10)

Rebate Columns

Read our Texas Stimulus site's "On the Money" editorial column:

The Texas program will also offer an additional incentive to recycle old appliances. You can qualify for rebates for up to two appliances from the approved rebate appliance list below.

Timing: The rebate reservation period will begin on April 5, 2010. The mail-in rebates will apply to eligible appliances purchased between April 16 and April 25, 2010. The 10-day period will coincide with Earth Day. Consumers will have 60 days from reservation date to install the appliance(s) and submit their paperwork for the rebate.

  • NOTE - The rebate program will not be retroactive. It will only apply to purchases made during the April 16 to April 25, 2010, purchase period.

Rebate Process: Consumers will have an opportunity to reserve an appliance rebate by calling a toll-free number or registering online starting on April 5, 2010. When all of the guaranteed rebates are reserved, consumers may continue to sign up for a waiting list to receive rebates on a first-come-first-served basis. Consumers must give their name, address and appliance type when making a reservation. Consumers must be on the guaranteed rebate reservation list or the waiting list to be able to print or receive the forms they will mail in to claim rebates. Shoppers will be limited to two appliance rebates and two recycling rebates per household.

  • NOTE - Reservations are not currently available. They will commence on April 5, 2010.

Rebate Amounts: The rebates will be as follows:

  • If you have any additional questions regarding whether an appliance is ENERGY STAR qualified, please feel free to contact the ENERGY STAR Hotline at: hotline@energystar.gov or 1.888.STAR.YES (1.888.782.7937).
Appliances (updated as of 1/20/10) Rebate Amounts With $75 Recycling Rebate Qualifying Models
Refrigerators (14.5 cubic feet or greater) $240 $315 View
Freezers (14.5 cubic feet or greater) $180 $255 View
Room Air Conditioners $45 $120 View
Clothes Washers
 Modified Energy Factor >=1.8; Water Factor <=7.5
 Modified Energy Factor >=2.0; Water Factor <= 6.0


Dishwashers (standard size)
 <= 324 kWh/year; <= 5.8 gallons/cycle
 <= 307 kWh/year; <= 5.0 gallons/cycle


Central Air Conditioners
  • (>=14.5 SEER/>=12 EER) for split systems
  • (>=15.0 SEER/>=12.5 EER) for split systems
  • (=14.0 SEER/>= 11 EER) for single package unit equip. including gas/electric
  • (>=14.0 SEER/>=12 EER) for single package unit equip. including gas/electric









Air Source Heat Pumps
  •  (>=8.2 HSPF/>=14.5 SEER/>=12 EER) for split systems
  •  (>=8.5 HSPF/>=15 SEER/>=12.5 EER) for split systems
  •  (>=8 HSPF/14 SEER/>=11 EER) for single package equipment including gas/electric
  •  (>=8 HSPF/14 SEER/>=12 EER) for single package equipment including gas/electric








Hot Water Heaters
 Electric Heat Pump
 Gas Storage - Energy Factor >= 0.62
 Gas Storage - Energy Factor >= 0.67
 Gas Tankless
 Solar - Electric Back-up
 Solar - Gas Back-up


SEER = Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio
EER = Energy Efficiency Ratio
HSPF = Heating Seasonal Performance Factor

Recycling: SECO will be working with retailers and recycling facilities to create a system to help consumers replace functional old appliances and recycle them where available.

Related Links:
While consumers are awaiting additional program details, below are some helpful links.

Program Status:

  • Initial Applications submitted to the Department of Energy (DOE) on 8/15/09.
  • SECO Comprehensive Application submitted to DOE 10/14/09.
  • DOE approval announced on 12/11/09.
  • SECO issued Request for Proposals (RFP) for Rebate Program Implementation Contractor on 12/28/09. Proposals due by 1/13/10.
  • Texas Trade Up Appliance Rebate program will commence in April 2010.

Program Objectives:

  • Save energy by encouraging appliance replacement through consumer rebates
  • Make rebates available to consumers
  • Enhance existing rebate programs by leveraging ENERGY STAR national partner relationships and local program infrastructure
  • Keep administrative costs low while adhering to monitoring and evaluation requirements
  • Promote state and national tracking and accountability
  • Use existing ENERGY STAR consumer education and outreach materials
Legal Authority:
Federal Code: Energy Policy Act of 2005 (PDF, 3.1 MB), Title I, Subtitle B, Section 124 (42 USC 15821)

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