Delaware Energy An$wers for Home Appliances

June 18, 2008


On May 2, 2006 the Governor of Deleware signed SB 281 and appropriated $8 million in funds to the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control for an Energy Efficiency Program. The program is divided between residential and non-residential electric customers. The Energy An$wers for Home Appliances Program provides grants to Delaware residents that retire inefficient appliances and replace them with select high efficiency products. Delaware residents may select any combination of five products for the home up to $500. Grants are available through this program for qualified refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, electric water heaters, central A/C, and air conditioning window units.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Delaware
Incentive Type: Grant Program
Web Site:$wers_program-for-home-Appliances.htm
Administrator: Deleware Energy Office
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
  • Air conditioners
  • Programmable Thermostats
Incentive Amount: Refrigerators: $100
Freezers: $50
Washing Machines: $100(Front-Loading), $50(Top-Loading)
A/C Window Units: $25
Electric Water Heaters: $25
Central A/C: $350
Maximum Incentive: $500 per house
Equipment Requirements: Refrigerators, freezers, washing machines must be ENERGY STAR
Refrigerators: must be 15 cubic feet or larger
Water Heaters: GAMA rated EF 0.93 or higher
Central A/C: minimum 15 SEER A/C Window units: minimum efficiency rating varies by size


Name: Charley Roberson
Organization: Delaware Department of Natural Resources and
Address: 1203 College Park Drive, Suite 101
Dover DE 19904
Phone: (302) 735-3480

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.