Appliance rebate program runs out of money

MONTGOMERY, AL Alabamians reserved 37,785 rebates during the Alabama Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program, claiming the entire $4.2 million available for the program in just 18 days.

The final rebate was reserved Thursday afternoon.

The total rebate reservations per appliance type are:

Refrigerators: 14,381

Clothes washers: 11,289

Dishwashers: 8,912

Freezers: 1,857

Room air conditioners: 1,346

Though all the funds have been reserved, a state resident who is replacing an old appliance can still get on the rebate program's waiting list by going to or by calling (877) 856-6645.

Additional funds may become available if earlier rebate applications are deemed ineligible or if applicants fail to mail in the required documents within 15 days.

Applications on the waiting list will be processed in the order they are received as unclaimed funds become available.

The Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs is administering the rebate program.