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Nebraska ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate Program

NOW CLOSED
All Rebate Funds Have Been Reserved
Checks Due in Six to Eight Weeks

To check the status of your rebate, click the Rebate Status button above. For more information about the rebate program, visit the Program Details page. For questions, please review the Frequently Asked Questions section or the Contact Us section.

  • Program Launch Date was: July 6, 2010
  • Program End Date: When funds are depleted.
  • Total Funding: $1,505,500 (As of July 6, $220,000 were reallocated from program administrative funds to rebates)
  • The U.S. Department of Energy approved the following appliance types and rebate levels listed below for ENERGY STAR® units. Rebates were processed on a first-come, first-served basis until program funds are expended.

For Consumers

  • The Nebraska ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate Support Center continues to process rebate requests, and the program is nearing completion. Please note that the support center’s phones will be taken offline by close of business on Friday, August 27. If you have submitted a rebate, you can continue to monitor its status by clicking the Rebate Status link on the menu bar above. To contact the center by e-mail, please click the Contact Us link.
  • Consumers were encouraged to review program details, Frequently Asked Questions, eligible appliances and participating retailers list on this website.
  • Interested consumers were to use a participating retailer and purchase the eligible appliance.
  • Ask the retailer to register your profile information and new appliance information on this web site.
  • Retailers print the confirmation page and provide it to the consumer to sign, date and submit with proof of purchase to:
    Nebraska ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate Support Center
    P.O. Box 1887
    Saginaw, MI 48605-1887

For Retailers

  • Retailers were encouraged to review program details, Frequently Asked Questions, eligible appliances, participating retailers list and training tutorial on this web site.
  • If you were NOT a registered retailer, you can NOT offer rebates.
  • Once a consumer purchases an eligible appliance, please submit their rebate information by clicking here.
  • Print the confirmation page and provide to consumer to sign, date and submit with proof of purchase.
ENERGY STAR® products to be rebated:
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Eligible Products
Rebate Amount* Efficiency Level

Federal Tax Credit

Utility Rebate

Estimated Savings

Central Air Conditioners
$200 16 SEER + 13 EER

YES

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    Air Conditioners ONLY     Air Conditioners REQUIRING Furnaces (A-D)     Air Conditioners REQUIRING Furnaces (E-Z)
Air Source Heat Pumps
$250 15 SEER, 8.5 HSPF + 12.5 EER

YES

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    Heat Pumps ONLY     Heat Pumps REQUIRING Furnaces
Refrigerators (only models larger than 14 cubic feet)
$200 20% Above Federal Standard

NO

NO

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     List of eligible refrigerators (Excel file)   (PDF file)
Natural Gas and Propane Furnaces
$250 95% Efficiency

YES

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    Eligible Furnaces
Clothes washer 1
$100 MEF >= 1.8; WF <= 7.5

NO

NO

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  List of eligible $100 rebate clothes washers (Excel file)   (PDF file)

washer Clothes washer 2 $200 MEF >= 2.0; WF <= 6.0

NO

NO

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    List of eligible $200 rebate clothes washers (Excel file)   (PDF file)
Dishwashers
$  150 <= 307 kWh/yr <= 5.0 gal/cycle

NO

NO

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    List of eligible dishwashers (Excel file)   (PDF file)
  * Rebate amount subject to change based on DOE guidance, review and approval.
Air-Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration Institute
AHRI is the trade association representing manufacturers of air conditioning, heating and commercial refrigeration equipment. An internationally recognized advocate for the industry, AHRI develops standards for and certifies the performance of many of these products. AHRI’s 330 member companies account for more than 90 percent of the residential and commercial air conditioning, space heating, water heating, and commercial refrigeration equipment manufactured and sold in North America.


Rebate Eligibility Program Rules:

  • Rebates will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are depleted. First-come, first-served status will be determined by the date the application arrives at the rebate fulfillment center.
  • Rebate claim form will be completed and submitted online by the pre-approved retailer.  Customer profile (name, address, etc), manufacturer and model number will be entered during rebate submission.  Consumers will receive the printed rebate confirmation page to sign, date and submit with receipt to program head quarters.
  • Purchaser MUST be a Nebraska residential consumer, supplying a home address for installation; neither business customers nor business installations are eligible for rebate(s).
  • Households (single addresses) are limited to two rebates, and the rebates must be for different types of appliances.
  • Purchase must be made during the rebate offer period.  Appliances purchased prior to start of program are NOT eligible for a rebate.
  • Not all ENERGY STAR®-rated refrigerators (larger than 14 cubic feet), clothes washers, dishwashers, central air conditioners, air source heat pumps, natural gas and propane furnaces are eligible. Qualifying products must be listed on the web site.
  • Rebates are only available for the replacement of existing units with new qualifying appliances.
  • Rebates must be postmarked within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, any unclaimed rebate refunds would be available to others.
  • Purchase must be made from a Nebraska retailer or contractor pre-registered with the Nebraska Energy Office and have a physical location within the borders of the state.  Online purchases are not allowed.
  • Sales receipts need to indicate the retailer name, address, purchase date and price, product make and model.
  • Consumers are encouraged to recycle their old appliance by either allowing the retailer to haul away the old appliance or taking the appliance to a recycling center or approved landfill/transfer station themselves.
  • Rebate forms must be completely and accurately filled out to be processed.
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