Tennessee - Residential Energy Efficient Appliance Rebates

February 24, 2012


At noon on August 24, 2010, the Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development began accepting applications in the order of their postmark date. The applications can be downloaded or requested by calling 877-741-4304.

Applicants will receive rebate checks within eight weeks of successful application submission, which may only be mailed to Tennessee addresses. Rebates will be mailed out on a first-come first-served basis until funds are exhausted or until February 17, 2012.

In addition to these stimulus funded rebates, consumers can review existing TVA energyright water heating rebates and energyright heat pump loans offered by their local providers for additional savings on energy efficiency improvements. Tennessee residents can also receive up to $1,500 in federal tax credits available for energy-efficient heating and cooling systems.

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.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Tennessee
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.tn.gov/ecd/
Administrator: Tennessee Department of Economic & Community Development
Start Date: 04/22/2010
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Furnaces
  • Heat pumps
  • Air conditioners
Incentive Amount: Air Source Heat Pumps, Central A/C: $250
Gas furnaces: $150
Room A/C: $40
Maximum Incentive: There is a limit of one rebate per household.
Equipment Requirements: Appliances must be ENERGY STAR qualified.
Appliances must have been purchased after April 22, 2010.


Name: Molly Cripps
Organization: Tennessee Department of Economic & Community
Address: 312 8th Avenue, North, 10th Floor
Nashville TN 37243-0405
Phone: (615) 741-2994
Email: molly.cripps@state.tn.us
Name: TN Appliance Rebate Program
Address: P.O. Box 290189
Nashville TN 37229-0189
Phone: (877) 741-4304

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.