Maryland - Residential Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (Maryland)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Maryland

Name Maryland - Residential Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program
Incentive Type State Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Water Heaters, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners
Active Incentive No

Implementing Sector State/Territory
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount Electric Heat Pump Water Heater: 300

Refrigerator: 50
Clothes Washer: 100
Central AC (split systems only): 500
Air-Source Heat Pump: 500
Freezer: 100
Room AC: 25

Equipment Requirements General (most equipment types): Energy Star listed

Refrigerator: CEE Tier II or III; 25% more efficient than federal standard
Clothes Washer: CEE Tier II or III; MEF 2.0 or greater, WF 6.0 or less

Start Date 04/22/2010 (first opening, additional appliances eligible beginning 07/30/2010)
Expiration Date When funds are exhausted

Installation Requirements Must replace an existing appliance of the same type

Maximum Incentive Rebates limited to one per household per appliance type

Program Administrator Maryland Energy Administration
Date added to DSIRE 2010-03-21
Last DSIRE Review 2010-11-14

References DSIRE[1]


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.

Maryland is offering rebates to resident homeowners who install qualifying appliances and HVAC measures in replacement of an existing appliance or system. All appliances must meet certain minimum energy efficiency requirements in order to qualify for a rebate. Rebates are not retroactive, so the program will only provide incentives for qualifying appliances purchased on or after the opening dates of the program. For electric heat pump hot water heaters, refrigerators, and clothes washers the program opened April 22, 2010. For central AC systems, air-source heat pumps, freezers, and room AC systems the program opened July 30, 2010. Landlords and property managers are not eligible for rebates under this program. These rebates are in addition to any rebate that may be offered by the customer's utility. For five of the state's utilities -- BGE, PEPCO, Allegheny Power, Delmarva, and SMECO -- application for a rebate will take place through the customer's utility. For customers of utilities not listed above (i.e., customers of electric cooperative and municipal utilities) the Maryland Energy Administration will run a simplified rebate program.

Please see the program website for additional information, including further program limitations and lists of appliances that qualify for a rebate.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Public Information Officer - MEA
Department Maryland Energy Administration

Address 60 West Street, 3rd Floor

Place Annapolis, Maryland
Zip/Postal Code 21401
Phone (410) 260-7655
Phone 2 (800) 723-6374


  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"