Sears Home Services™ is helping Indiana residents access the $6,118,000 in rebates available for ENERGY STAR®-qualified heating and cooling systems as part of the "Cash for Appliances" rebate program. As the 2010 ENERGY STAR® Retail Partner of the Year, Sears has created online tools, including an interactive map and energy savings rebate calculator at Sears.com/energystar, which will help Hoosiers manage the rebate process and find all the stimulus rebates they qualify for under the state's program guidelines. The Sears site will also display all ENERGY STAR products that qualify for rebates so customers can quickly and easily identify models that are available for in-store purchase.
"At Sears, we're always looking for ways to make it easier and more affordable for Americans to swap out their old, inefficient appliances for new, ENERGY STAR-qualified models," said Stuart Reed, senior vice president and president of Sears Home Services. "This rebate money will go quickly, so we encourage our customers in Indiana to take advantage of the stimulus plan as early as possible to ensure access to the state funds."
Under the U.S. Department of Energy-approved appliance rebate plan for Indiana, called the "Indiana Heating and Air-Conditioning Incentive Program (IHIP)," consumers purchasing ENERGY STAR-qualified heating and cooling systems qualify for rebates from $150 to $1,000(I). As part of IHIP, Hoosiers are required to replace an existing heating or cooling system with a new, ENERGY STAR-qualified model and provide the required documentation in order to qualify for the following rebates:
-- $150 for central air conditioners (14.5 SEER or greater) -- $300 for gas furnaces (92 % annual fuel utilization efficiency (AFUE) rating or greater -- $500 for gas boilers (85% AFUE or greater) -- $500 for air-source heat pumps (8.2 HSPF; 14.5 SEER or greater) -- $1,000 for qualified ground-source heat pump (3.3 COP or greater for closed loop)
For Hoosier homeowners interested in purchasing energy-efficient, ENERGY STAR-qualified whole house heating and cooling systems, Sears Home Services will assist shoppers from start to finish. They can:
-- Provide information about which systems qualify for state rebates online at Sears.com/energystar -- Direct consumers to 1-800-766-6298 to arrange an in-home appointment
The Sears project consultant who performs the home visit will provide details at that time on eligible ENERGY STAR-qualified HVAC systems and applicable rebates. The project consultant will also supply the required forms and certificates so the Indiana homeowner can apply for the appropriate rebates. After installation of the new, ENERGY STAR-qualified system is complete, Sears Home Services will dispose of the old, inefficient HVAC unit according to the appropriate Indiana State laws.
For full rebate updates and details, and to learn more, please visit Sears.com/energystar or call 1-800-766-6298.
About Sears, Roebuck and Co.
Sears, Roebuck and Co., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a leading broadline retailer providing merchandise and related services. Sears, Roebuck offers its wide range of home merchandise, apparel and automotive products and services through more than 2,300 Sears-branded and affiliated stores in the United States and Canada, which includes approximately 929 full-line and approximately 1,200 specialty stores in the U.S. Sears, Roebuck also offers a variety of merchandise and services through sears.com, landsend.com, and specialty catalogs. Sears, Roebuck offers consumers leading proprietary brands including Kenmore, Craftsman, DieHard and Lands' End -- among the most trusted and preferred brands in the U.S. Sears, Roebuck is the 2010 ENERGY STAR® Retail Partner of the Year. The company is the nation's largest provider of home services, with more than 12 million service calls made annually. For more information, visit the Sears, Roebuck website at www.sears.com or the Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com.
(I) Program details subject to change. For the most up-to-date information visit www.Sears.com/EnergyStar.
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