This may be of interest to some of us. The new rebates for replacing appliances with energy star models is being run by the states. You can get rebates just for getting a new appliance with the Energy Star rating. Each state is different. You can find out your state's program by going to the US Dept of Energy website. The rebates are VERY different from state to state. My state is giving up to $200 per appliance (2 rebates per household), some states only apply this to furnaces, others to more appliances than that. Something to think about during Spring cleaning and with the tax refunds if you are getting one. Rebates are first come first served and each state starts at a different time.