The purchase period for the state’s appliance mail-in rebate program starts today.
The last time the state did this, the website and phone lines were jammed with people trying to get in on the action. This time, consumers are supposed to buy the energy-efficient appliance first, and then mail-in a rebate application form.
The State Comptroller’s office says just over $18-million in federal stimulus funding is available for the rebates. The program will remain open until all the funds have been distributed.