Tennesseans Reminded To Submit Applications

Tennessee Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebates are still available for qualifying Energy Star® room air conditioners, central air conditioners, air source heat pumps and gas furnaces, but time is quickly running out. All applications must be postmarked by Jan. 14, 2012. Appliances purchased since April 22, 2010 are eligible for a rebate debit card on a first-come, first-served basis.Based on current submissions, the Department of Economic and Community Development’s Energy Division estimates that $770,000 will be remaining for the rebates. With this estimate, more than 19,000 rebates, totaling more than $4.5 million will have been processed and paid to Tennesseans by the end of the year.
Eligible appliances and their corresponding rebate value as are follows:
Eligible Energy Star® appliances
(1) Air source heat pumps $250 rebate
(2) Central air conditioners $250 rebate
(3) Room air conditioners $40 rebate
(4) Gas furnaces $150 rebate
*Purchases made on or after April 22, 2010 are eligible for the rebate.
To qualify for the program, consumers must complete the following steps in applying for a rebate:
1. Visit www.e-rebates.org/teearp to begin the online rebate application process. Consumers who do not have access to the Internet should call 1-877-741-4304, and an application will be mailed.
2. On the website identify the qualifying appliance at the top of the page and click “Proceed” to begin an application. Complete the application in its entirety, and then print, sign and date. Note: The most common issue with applications have been incomplete paperwork filed by the applicant or contractor. Please be sure that the application is fully completed, signed and dated.
3. All completed and signed applications must be mailed along with (a) a sales receipt or invoice that shows the date of purchase, cost, and equipment make and model and (b) a copy of a recent electric utility bill for the installation address to one of the addresses below.
For rebates on air source heat pumps, central air conditioners or gas furnaces, mail the signed, completed application and supporting documents to:
CSG Incentive Processing
TN Appliance Rebate Program
P.O. Box 290189
Nashville, TN 37229-0189
For rebates on room air conditioners, mail the signed, completed application and supporting documents to:
EFI Incentive Processing
TN Appliance Rebate Program
Room AC Application
P.O. Box 1248
Westborough, MA 01581-1248
Rebate applications logged through the online reservation system or postmarked before January 14, 2012 will be eligible, provided funds are still available. Applications will be processed on a first-come, first-served basis, determined by the application’s postmarked date. Rebates will be distributed as a prepaid Citibank® MasterCard® and will take approximately 6-8 weeks to receive. Only one rebate per household will be accepted.
All rebates are processed by Conservation Services Group (CSG), a third-party rebate administrator selected by the state of Tennessee after a competitive bid process. Questions about the Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program should be directed to CSG at 1-877-741-4304.