To qualify for a rebate, the applicant must meet the following criteria:
- Must be a resident of Broward County with a valid Broward County residential address. “Residents” include persons who purchase the appliance for personal use in their residence, and exclude landlords or individuals/associations who intend to use or place the appliance in rental, business or commercial property. Applicant must provide proof of residency to include a photocopy of a valid Florida State issued ID showing correct name and a current Broward County address. Post Office Boxes are ineligible.
- Must purchase a new ENERGY STAR residential clothes washer or refrigerator based on the current list of eligible USEPA ENERGY STAR Qualified Products found at www.energystar.gov. Must replace an existing appliance of the same type.
- Must recycle/dispose the existing appliance according to federal/state/local laws and regulations. The existing appliance must not be resold, donated, or put back into service. Recycling methods for existing appliance is available at www.broward.org/gogreen and click REBATE PROGRAMS.
- Must make the purchase of eligible appliance on or after December 17, 2011.
- Must install the appliance at the residence listed on the rebate application form, prior to submittal of the rebate application. Applications must include appliance serial numbers.
- Must mail a complete rebate application packet to the address specified on the rebate application form by March 16, 2012 (postmarked) in one mailing. Application packets must include all information requested on the rebate application form, including supporting documents. The purchaser must sign and date the application form. The rebate program will close on March 16, 2012 or when all funds are exhausted, whichever comes first.
- Must purchase appliance at a brick and mortar retail location and pay sales tax on appliance purchased.
- Rebates are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.
- Rebates will be awarded based on the order in which completed applications are received (postmark date on application).
- Rebates are not guaranteed and require full compliance with the governing rules to be issued. If each of the program requirements are not satisfied, the applicant gives up rights to the rebate and those rebate funds will no longer be available to the applicant.
- The rights to a rebate or a rebate application may not be transferred or sold.
- Waiting list applicants will only receive rebates if funds become available from unused reserved rebates or disqualified rebate applications.
- Rebates are limited to one appliance per rebate.
- Limit one rebate per person and household.
- Individuals who previously received a rebate as a result of the 2011 Broward County Appliance Rebate Program are ineligible for the 2012 Appliance Rebate Program.
- Purchase of an ineligible product will result in disqualification for a rebate. ENERGY STAR stand alone freezers and compact “mini” refrigerators are excluded from the rebate program.
- Original purchase receipt submitted with the application must include: make and model of appliance; amount paid for appliance; date of purchase; and retailer name where purchase was made.Photocopies will not be accepted in lieu of original receipt.
- Original purchase receipt must include a valid model number for the applicable ENERGY STAR Product.
- Based on purchase receipt, a maximum rebate will be awarded equal to but not greater than the amount requested on the application form.
- Internet-based purchases are ineligible.
- Rebates will not be awarded for appliances purchased before the rebate offer period, December 17, 2011.
- Rebates are subject to available funding. Due to grant requirements, all rebate monies and issues must be expended/resolved by May 30, 2012. Any unresolved issues/applications after this date will be ineligible for rebates.
- The purchase of products that are used, rebuilt, rented, leased, exchanged, won as a prize or purchased at auction or online auction, or replaced by insurance plan are ineligible.
Under Florida law, information/documents submitted by applicant will become public record and may be subject to public disclosure.
Verification of Installation
Application/purchase may be subject to visual inspection/verification of installation by Broward County. The applicant must provide Broward County, or agents of, with access to the residence listed on rebate application form based upon reasonable written notification. The County may deny or seek the return of payment to an applicant that refuses to provide the County with access to the residence to verify appliance installation.
Purchaser Compliance Responsibilities
The applicant is responsible for compliance with all requirements of state, county, or city governments. Tenants are responsible for obtaining the property owner’s permission to install the purchased appliance, if needed. Any fraudulent activities are a violation of criminal and civil laws; the County reserves the right to seek damages from any such rebate applicant to the fullest extent of the law.
Broward County does not endorse any particular appliance, retailer, manufacturer, installer, contractor, hauler, or recycler that provides products or services related to the Broward County Appliance Rebate Program.
Disclaimer of Warranty & Limitation of Liability
- Broward County makes no warranties, nor shall be liable for damages regarding/related to:
(1) the appliance offered for sale or purchased,
(2) services provided by a retailer, installer, contractor, hauler, or recycler.
- This program was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, nor any of their contractors, subcontractors or their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibilty for the accuracy, completeness, or third party’s use or the results of such of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commerical product, process, or serivce by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof or its contractors or subcontractors. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof.
- Broward County is not responsible for: lost, late, incomplete, damaged, misdirected, or postage due requests/mail; electronic transmission errors; technical, network, telephone equipment, electronic, computer, hardware or software malfunctions; limitations of any kind; inaccurate transmissions of or failure to receive rebate submission on account of technical problems or traffic congestion on the internet or at any website; or any combination thereof.
Funding for the Energy Sense program is made possible by an Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.This material is based upon work supported by the U.S. Department of Energy, Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy grant agreement # DE-E000800 and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Affairs grant agreement # 17441.