Energy Star Appliance Rebate

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The U.S. Department of Energy awarded the Arkansas Energy Office (AEO) $2.74 million to launch an ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate Program intended to stimulate the economy by encouraging consumers to replace older, less efficient appliances with new, more energy-efficient ENERGY STAR® qualified models.  The replacement of older appliances saves families money, helps protect the environment, stimulates the economy, and creates jobs.

Consumers must purchase an ENERGY STAR® appliance from a participating vendor and replace their existing appliance with the newly purchased model in order to qualify for the rebate.  

Please see for participating vendors and to apply for a rebate

 Energy Star Appliance Rebate Table

The ENERGY STAR® appliance rebates will be subject to the following program rules:

  • Rebates will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until the allocated program funds are depleted.  Rebates are mail-in and the customer receives the rebate check within six (6) to eight (8) weeks.
  • Rebates are only available for the replacement of existing units with new qualifying appliances.
  • Purchase must be made from a participating Arkansas retail location or through a participating vendor (i.e. licensed plumber). Online purchases are NOT allowed.
  • Rebate forms must be completely and accurately filled out and accompanied by proof-of-purchase and documentation from a participating retailer that the replaced unit was hauled away.  Customers can also show proof of recycling instead of documentation from a participating retailer/vendor that the replaced unit was hauled away.
  • Purchaser must be an Arkansas residential consumer, supplying a home address; neither business customers nor business installations are eligible for rebate(s).
  • Households (single addresses) are limited to one rebate per appliance category per household.
  • Purchase must be made during the rebate offer period. Purchases made prior to the launch date, March 15, 2010, will NOT qualify.
  • Appliances MUST be installed within Arkansas state boundaries.
  • Rebate applications must be postmarked (postal mail) or submitted (electronically) within 30 days of purchase.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an Energy Star® Appliance?

ENERGY STAR® appliances meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Energy.  ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances use 10 to 50% less energy and water than standard appliances.  All ENERGY STAR® products feature the signature blue ENERGY STAR® logo on the front of the product and on the product packaging.

Will the rebates be retroactive?

Rebates will not be retroactive.  Only purchases made on or after March 15, 2010 will be eligible for rebates.

Why must I use a participating vendor?

Participating vendors or retailers have signed agreements with the Arkansas Energy Office stating that certain federal program requirements will be met.   For example, participating vendors guarantee that appliances replaced through the program will be properly disposed of according to federal, state and local requirements.

Where do I find participating vendors?

Participating vendors can be found by visiting .  If you are an interested vendor, please call the Energy Office at 1-501-682-1060. 

Why are there rebates for some appliance and not for others?  

Rebated products were chosen based on a variety of factors including the state’s climate zone, other rebate incentive programs, the energy and water savings per unit, existing ENERGY STAR® market share and cost effective program implementation.

How can I be sure that I’m purchasing a qualified ENERGY STAR® appliance?

Qualified models may be found at and  Be mindful that gas storage water heaters that meet the 2009 ENERGY STAR® criteria (EF>=0.62) and solar water heaters do not qualify for the rebate.    


Energy Star Logo

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Energy helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy efficient products and practices. 

Results are already adding up. Americans, with the help of ENERGY STAR, saved enough energy in 2008 alone to avoid greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to those from 29 million cars — all while saving $19 billion on their utility bills.

As an ENERGY STAR partner, the Arkansas Energy Office (AEO) promotes continuous energy performance. AEO and ENERGY STAR work together to bring you financial and technical assistance, tools, and information to help better the environment through energy efficient practices and products.


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