Cash for Appliances in California

Cash for appliances can save energy and dollars for  California residents.  Offering Californians more choices to save money and energy on new appliance purchases, the California Energy Commission  expanded the Cash for Appliances Rebate program. The Cash for Appliances PLUS rebate program  includes high energy efficient dishwashers, freezers, water heaters, and heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.

Eligible energy efficient appliances and rebate amounts available are: refrigerators $200, clothes washers $100, and room air conditioners up to $50. California Cash for Appliance PLUS rebates include: dishwashers $100, freezers $50, water heaters $300-$750, and HVAC systems: $500-$1000.

Consumers still have up to 120 days from the purchase date to submit their rebate application by mail.

Choices for eligible models include 25 dishwashers, 165 freezers, 258 boilers, 2887 furnaces and more than 300 water heaters including solar. Eligible air conditioning units can be found at:  Choices for current eligible models include: 273 clothes washers, 139 refrigerators, and 314 room air conditioners. A complete list of eligible models can be found at

Consumers will need to work with a licensed California contractor for the installations of water heaters and heating and cooling units. Consumers should check with their local utility and the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) and review How to Hire a Contractor

Consumers are eligible for a rebate when they purchase a qualified high energy efficient appliance, water heater, or heating and cooling units, properly recycle their old appliance or system, and submit a complete application package within 120 days of the appliance purchase. Instructions on how to complete an application for the California Cash for Appliances rebate is available here:

For information on how to properly recycle an old appliance, visit:

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