As part of the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act , the state of Texas will use approximately $23 million in federal funds for a rebate program to consumers who purchase certain energy efficient appliances. The rebates vary based upon the appliance and range from $110 for a dishwasher to $1,400 for a 14 SEER Air Conditioning unit.
Don’t rush out and purchase those replacement appliances just yet though because there are specific rules you have to follow in order to qualify for the rebate. You have to purchase the appliance between April 16 – April 25, 2010 and you will want to make sure the appliance is one of the qualifying models.
Since there is a limit on the amount of rebate funds available, you will want to consider reserving your rebate in advance. Beginning April 5th, 2010, you can reserve a rebate by registering online or calling a toll-free number. The toll-free number has not been published yet so you will want to check the State Energy Conservation Office’s website for the number to call.
Our federal government has just given you a good excuse to trade in those junky appliances. Now it’s up to you to take advantage of it. If you are wondering what color to replace your lime green appliances with, I recommend stainless steel. Stainless Steel is the most popular choice of appliance color amongst Spring Texas home buyers.
One of the Very Best in the Business.My wife and I met Jill as we prepared to place our first... read moreOne of the Very Best in the Business.My wife and I met Jill as we prepared to place our first house on the market and began to look for a new home in the Spring area. I've worked with agents in the past with whom I've been less than impressed, but Jill is top-notch. She is punctual, thorough, and patient. She has an almost encyclopedic knowledge of the market, the builders, the school districts, the MUDs, and the neighborhoods. For the sale of our home, Jill took us step by step through the preparations necessary to get our house ready to show: everything from rearrangement of furnishings to referrals for handymen. When we started viewing potential houses to buy, I was amazed that Jill not only knew everything about the house she was showing me, but seemed to know details regarding all the neighboring houses as well. For the closings, Jill was an extra set of eyes, ensuring that the paperwork was in order. She also made sure that the the closing was at a convenient location and took as little time as possible (less than an hour in both instances). All throughout the process, Jill remained a driving force, constantly ensuring that inspection reports were being rendered promptly or that the mortgage provider was keenly aware of the closing date; and I received a steady stream of email updates from her. I couldn't be more pleased with her, and in the event we're once again in the market for another home, she would be my first call. read less