BOSTON (CBS/AP) — The state is launching a new rebate program for buyers of certain energy-efficient appliances.

The program set to begin Thursday will offer rebates of $150 on refrigerators and $50 on air conditions for consumers who certify that they are replacing their current, less energy-efficient models.

More Info: Mass. Resident Appliance Rebate Guide

The program is a scaled-back version of one that was so popular when it was initially launched last year that funding was exhausted within 2-1/2 hours and a computer server crashed.

State officials say $2 million is available for this year’s program, enough to fund about 20,000 rebates.

Consumers must apply for the rebates online at or through a customer service center.

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Comments (5)
  1. 212to12 says:

    Why does the picture show washing machines and then only mention refrigerators and air conditioners?

    1. CommonSense says:

      Ya, god forbid they put up a picture of a home appliance. Imagine if you didn’t read the article, you would have went out and bought a washer and dryer and blamed WBZ when you got refused for a rebate.

      Go away.

  2. Steph DeMartino says:

    Well this isn’t going to help me. I need to buy a new dishwasher.

  3. emom says:

    REALLY , and after 1 hour on the web site or on the phone to “THEIR”, version of a customer service,,, you will get that gret message,, sorry all rebates are taken, thank you for appling try again… It should never be that way but what do we expect from our government,,,, they hype us up only to laugh at us ,,,, Yeah a day of scrambling to purchase something, Pay all those sales taxes and then try and get that great rebate… YEAH , Like it will not be like last again… NOT FALLING FOR THAT AGAIN… STUPID FOOLS ON THE HILL. I will get my rebate from either the no sales tax day, or when the end of the season stuff is on HUGE DISCOUNT,,,,, That is how I plan on saving my money,,,,,,

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