Frequently Asked Questions: State Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebates
For more information, contact: www.IowaApplianceRebate.com.
The Iowa Appliance Rebate Program reservation process is currently closed and all funding has been allocated. The Rebate Program contractor, Helgeson Enterprises, Inc., continues to assist customers who received email notifications, may have waiting list questions or are in need of reprinted forms. Appliances purchased before March 1, 2010 are not eligible for this rebate.
Q: Who is eligible for a rebate?
A: An Iowa resident with a valid Iowa residential address who replaces an existing appliance with a new eligible ENERGY STAR qualified appliance and follows the program’s requirements. All rebates will be mailed to the residential address, with no exceptions.
Q: What appliances are eligible for a rebate?
A: Please view the Iowa Rebate Appliance Guidelines list and rebate amounts.
Q: Is the rebate in the form of a tax return, check or rebate at time of purchase?
A: The cash rebate will be in the form of a pre-paid Visa debit card that can be used like a gift card.
Q: How long will the money be available for rebates?
A: We anticipate high participation for this program and rebates will be available on a first come first served basis. Once Iowa?s allocation is exhausted, the program will stop.
Q: How many rebates can a person or a family have?
A: Rebates are limited to 1 appliance type per household. For example, a household could get a rebate for a dishwasher and a refrigerator, but the same household cannot get a rebate for a 12 cubic-foot refrigerator and an 18 cubic-foot refrigerator.
Q: Can I receive a rebate for more than once appliance?
A: Residents may apply for one rebate per category per address. For example, one refrigerator rebate plus one dishwasher rebate would qualify. Applications for two dishwasher rebates would not qualify. Note: if you are applying for a rebate on duplicate appliance types (i.e. two dishwashers), separate applications must be completed for each product purchased.
Q: Where do I take my old appliance?
A: Be sure to check with your retailer, some retailers will dispose of the old appliance for you.
- Local landfill
- Regional Collection Centers
- Licensed demanufacturer to take old appliance
Q: Can I buy a new appliance and keep the old?
A: The purpose of this program is to urge consumers to remove old and inefficient appliances from circulation and recycle or disposed of them properly. Along with the information required for the rebate, consumers will be asked to certify that they properly disposed of or recycled the old appliance.
Q: Can I buy an appliance at any store in Iowa?
A: Yes, purchases must be made from an Iowa retailer.