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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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What is the Wyoming Appliance Rebate Program?

Funded by the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the Wyoming Appliance Rebate Program offers rebates to Wyoming residents to encourage energy efficient product purchases and help target energy savings throughout the state.

Rebates are available for a limited time for qualifying ENERGY STAR appliances starting on April 15, 2010 (see below for more information).

Who is eligible to participate?

Any resident of Wyoming who makes a qualifying product purchase on or after April 15, 2010 is eligible for rebates. Contractors or other third parties are not eligible for rebates. Rebates are available only for the replacement of existing and operational appliances in existing homes. Rebates may not be used for appliances in new homes.

When will the rebates be available and how long will they last?

Rebates are available on a first-come, first-served basis for qualifying purchases made on or after April 15, 2010 (until funds are depleted). Purchases made before April 15 are not eligible.

Some ARRA-funded programs have run out of funding within a few days or weeks, while others are projected to last somewhat longer. We recommend that you make your qualifying product purchase and submit your rebate application as soon as you have decided on your high efficiency appliance purchase.

Please check this website frequently for a real-time update on program funding availability.

What products qualify for rebates?

Rebates are available for the following appliances that meet ENERGY STAR efficiency requirements. They are limited to one product per category per household:

Product Rebate Amount Efficiency Requirements
(equivalent to ENERGY STAR)

High Efficiency Clothes Washers

ENERGY STAR Qualifying Products List

$100 MEF > 1,80; WF < 7.5

High Efficiency Dishwashers

ENERGY STAR Qualifying Products List

$50 < 324 kWh/year and < 5.8 gal/cycle

Electric Heat Pump Water Heaters

ENERGY STAR Qualifying Products List

$150 EF > 2.0

Gas Tankless Water Heaters

ENERGY STAR Qualifying Products List

$150 EF > 0.82

Solar (Electric or Gas Backup) Water Heaters

ENERGY STAR Qualifying Products List

$150 SF > 0.5

High Efficiency Gas Furnaces

ENERGY STAR Qualifying Products List

$250 AFUE > 90%

Where can I find a list of qualifying products?

Any model in the product category above that meets ENERGY STAR's efficiency requirements qualifies for rebates. You can find a list of qualifying models on the ENERGY STAR website at: www.energystar.gov or via links on the Qualifying Products page.

How do I claim my rebate?

After purchasing your qualifying product on or after April 15, 2010, you may submit the rebate application and required documentation by mail to the address below or online via the program website via the Get Your Rebate page.

Required documentation includes: 1) a signed, completed rebate application (or printout of the confirmation page if submitting online), 2) a copy of your sales receipt or contractor invoice showing the brand and model/item number of the product that you purchased, and 3) a copy of any utility bill showing the customer name and address to verify that you are a Wyoming resident.

Send documentation to:

Wyoming Appliance Rebate Program
3800 Watt Avenue, Suite 105
Sacramento, CA 95821-2672

What should I do with my old appliance once I replace it with the energy efficient model?

Instead of discarding your old appliance, you can recycle it! Many major retail locations often provide recycling services. Recycling your appliance ensures that the valuable materials like steel and other metals are recovered and reused, and that any hazardous materials are disposed of properly. Recycling also helps Wyoming save energy by making sure that your old, inefficient product is no longer using energy. Read more on the Recycling page.

Can I claim tax credits or a rebate from my local utility or the manufacturer in addition to the Wyoming Appliance Rebate?

Yes, as long as the product qualifies for the terms of both programs. For more information, visit the Other Incentives page.

For utility rebates, check with your local energy provider to verify product and eligibility requirements.

Federal tax credits are available for the Wyoming Appliance Rebate Program's qualifying gas tankless water heaters. While the Wyoming program requires natural gas furnaces with an AFUE > 90%, you can obtain a tax credit and Wyoming program rebate if you upgrade the efficiency level to AFUE > 95%. For more information visit ENERGY STAR's website at: www.energystar.gov .

What is the ENERGY STAR program?

ENERGY STAR is a joint program of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to help consumers save money and energy through energy efficient products and practices. All appliances and products with the ENERGY STAR label meet strict energy efficiency guidelines set by the EPA and DOE.

For more information, contact the Wyoming Appliance Rebate Program's hotline at: 877-50-REBATE.