Cash for Appliances money running out

POSTED: Monday, April 26, 2010 - 6:43am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:00pm

In less than two days, Louisiana residents have reserved more than half the money in a program to replace appliances with energy-efficient ones.

The Department of Natural Resources's Empower Louisiana website showed that by Sunday evening, $3.4 million in rebates were reserved, and just over $3 million was left.

Rebates for 13 sorts of appliances range from $75 for freezers
to $500 for central air conditioners and furnaces.

Reservations opened Saturday. To get the rebate, people must send proof within 30 days that they've bought a new Energy Star appliance and certify that they disposed of the old one properly.