Posted byon November 17, 2009
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Back in August, Cash for Clunkers was the big news in government relief for taxpayers. The program encouraged consumers to buy nearly 7,000 more fuel efficient vehicles in less than 30 days. A similar program from the Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 is now in the works. The State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program, or “Cash for Appliances,” aims to encourage Americans to upgrade to more energy efficient appliances.
As with Cash for Clunkers, this program shouldn’t make you run out and buy a new appliance you don’t need or can’t afford. The rebates can be as little as $50 so that definitely wouldn’t be a wise decision. However, if you’re in the market for a new appliance anyway and your state is offering one of the better incentive programs, it probably makes sense to take advantage of this program while it lasts…remember how quickly Cash for Clunkers ran out of funds!