Buying new energy efficient appliances and installing water saving devices are excellent ways to save on your energy and water bills, not to mention lower your household’s environmental impact. Various rebate programs offered by your provincial government encourage you to do just that.
Although the process of applying for rebates can seem daunting, knowing the requirements and what appliances to look for will help make receive your rebate an easier process.
5 Tips to maximize Appliance Rebates
- Program requirements differ from area to area. Before apply for the rebate, make sure that you are eligible. In some instances, rebates on home appliances are not eligible if the appliance is bought used, or if they are not used in your primary place of residence.
- Date restrictions may apply for your rebate. Make sure that your new appliance was bought within the allotted time period and that they coincide with the rebate’s product requirements. Most rebate sites will provide an appliance qualifying list.
- Some rebate programs require that you provide them with a recycling receipt for your old appliances as well as receipts for your new appliances. This means that you recycle your old appliances at specific location and have an attendant sign your receipt. Keeping all your records and receipts in a specific file will help you stay organized.
- If you are considering applying for rebates on new appliances like washing machines and new low flow shower heads and toilets, programs may require that your household is connected to the municipal water supply. If your property draws water from a private well you may not be eligible for the program.
- Rebates may require that you replace both your household’s toilets and showerheads, and recycle your old appliances.
Knowing all the requirements needed and what steps need to be taken to be eligible for the rebate program will help make getting your rebate a much easier process. Carefully read the rebate’s requirements and instructions, get organized, save some money and help the environment!