Georgia - Residential Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program

April 21, 2011


All funds for this program have been reserved. The program is currently only accepting waiting list applications. Note: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing a total of $300 million to U.S. states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to establish rebate programs for new energy-efficient appliances that replace existing appliances in homes. Each state and territory has designed its own program. Rebates will be available until the state or territory program's funding is exhausted. Be sure to confirm that rebate funds are still available in your state or territory before making purchasing decisions. As of February 12, 2010, Georgia's Residential Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebate Program is offering rebates for select Energy Star appliances installed in households in Georgia. This program is administered by the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA). These rebates are available for Energy Star refrigerators, freezers, washers, dishwashers, heating and cooling equipment, and various types of water heaters, including solar water heaters. These appliances must replace an existing appliance. After purchasing the eligible Energy Star appliances, individuals must apply for the rebate online or via phone and then submit supporting documentation within 30 days of application. Equipment purchased online is not eligible to receive rebates. Rebates will be issued in the form of a prepaid credit card. Information on the availability of funds can be obtained by visiting the web site listed above or calling 1-866-296-1633.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Georgia
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
Start Date: 2/12/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Solar Water Heat
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
Incentive Amount: Freezer: $25;
Room Air Conditioner: $30;
Refrigerator: $50;
Washer: $50-99, depending on efficiency;
Dishwasher: $50-99, depending on efficiency;
Gas Storage Water Heater: $50-99, depending on efficiency;
Gas Condensing Water Heater: $99;
Central Air Conditioning: $99;
Oil Furnace: $99;
Electric Heat Pump Water Heater: $199;
Gas Tankless Water Heater: $199;
Solar Water Heater (electric or gas back-up): $199;
Air Source Heat Pump: $199;
Gas Furnace: $199;
Oil Burner: $199;
Gas Boiler: $199
Maximum Incentive: $1,200; only one rebate per category per household is allowed
Equipment Requirements: Must meet Energy Star standard
Installation Requirements: Appliance must be purchased on or after the program's start date


Name: Public Information - GEFA
Organization: Georgia Environmental Finance Authority
Address: 233 Peachtree Street, NE
Atlanta GA 30303
Phone: (404) 584-1000

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.