Can you get money back for purchasing a washer and dryer in 2009 that has the energy star on it. Thanks for the info!!!!
Unfortunately, no. What you’re probably thinking about are Home Energy Efficiency Improvement Tax Credits. Those credits were for the installation of specific products like energy-efficient windows, insulation, doors, roofs, and heating and cooling equipment for an existing residence (new homes don’t qualify). “Regular” appliances, even if they’re energy-efficient don’t apply. Trust me, I wish they did as those in my kitchen apparently had a recent suicide pact. You can find out more about how those HEEIT credits work at this prior post.
That said, in 2010, you might qualify for an energy efficient appliance rebate – these vary from state to state. My state of Pennsylvania wouldn’t cover a new refrigerator but Montana will; check out this map to see what your state covers.
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