Illinois - Residential Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebates

May 06, 2010


The State of Illinois received ARRA funding in order to incentivize the replacement of older appliances through the purchase of Energy Star appliances via Point of Sale rebates to consumers. This program, originally deactivated in the Spring of 2010, will temporarily reactivate on Friday, September 24, 2010 between 8:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. (CST) or when the funds are depleted. Rebates of 15%, up to $250, will be provided by the retailer during cash register checkout on a one rebate per appliance category basis. Please review the Program Fact Sheet for more information and procedures associated with the Illinois home Energy Star appliance rebates. 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 program's funding is exhausted. Be sure to confirm that rebate funds are still available in your state before making purchasing decisions. Phase III of the Illinois home appliance rebate program originally closed on April 16 and included residential rebates for Energy Star white goods (refrigerators, clothes washers, dishwashers and freezers) offered by participating retailers. Consumers must complete a self certification form attesting that the appliance purchased is for replacement purposes. Only residential customers qualify. Illinois sales taxes will be applied to the pre-rebate sale price. For questions see the program website or call 1-877-782-7005.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
Incentive Amount: Refrigerators: 15% point-of-sale discount
Freezers: 15% point-of-sale discount
Dishwashers: 15% point-of-sale discount
Clothes Washers: 15% point-of-sale discount
Maximum Incentive: $250. Rebates are limited to one per product category per customer.
Eligible System Size: Residential equipment only
Equipment Requirements: Must meet minimum efficiency requirements
Refrigerators: Energy Star
Freezers: Energy Star
Dishwashers: Energy Star
Clothes Washers: Energy Star
Room Air Conditioners: Energy Star
Installation Requirements: Must be purchased through participating retailers. Online sales are not eligible


Name: Information Officer
Organization: Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic
Address: 620 East Adams Street
Springfield IL 62701
Phone: (877) 782-7005

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.