The State Energy Office said more than $2 million in rebates had been obligated Thursday afternoon for Energy Star-qualified refrigerators, freezers, dishwashers and clothes washers. The program continues through Sunday or when the rebate total reaches about $8 million.
To receive a rebate, North Carolina residents must replace an existing appliance and buy the new appliance at one of more than 400 qualified retail outlets. There's a limit of one rebate per customer per product category.
The rebate money came from the federal stimulus package.
On the Net:
North Carolina Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program: http://www.ncappliancerebate.com/