The stimulus-funded Massachusetts appliance rebate program will have an even shorter window than anticipated – two weeks. As outlined in our early February post, the program provides a needed incentive to consumers, but the funding would easily be exhausted within a month with even average demand. Between Earth Day, April 22nd and May 5th, Massachusetts consumers will be able to earn rebates between $50 and $250 for purchasing certain energy efficient appliances.

As previously described, the program, dubbed the “Great Appliance Exchange”, will

  • be limited to certain appliance types (expected to include refrigerators, freezers, clothes washers and dishwashers)
  • require consumers to turn in the appliances being replaced

The list of qualifying appliances and participating retailers will be posted on the program’s website at on March 22nd.

Massachusetts appliance rebates – an even shorter window