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Additional funds ($8.5 million) have been added to the Texas Appliance Mail-In Rebate program.

ENERGY STAR rated dishwashers and refrigeration (including ASKO and Viking) purchased on or after December 20, 2010 qualify, and the funds are distributed on a first come, first served basis.

More details below:

(AUSTIN) — The Texas Comptroller's office is adding more money to the upcoming ENERGY STAR® appliance mail-in rebate program to allow more Texans to take advantage of rebates. An additional $8.5 million is being added to the initial $10 million. The money is from unused public sector energy efficiency funds transferred from the State Energy Program to the rebate program. All funds are part of the federal stimulus program.

The purchase period for the $18.5 million Texas Appliance Mail-In Rebate Program begins next week. Consumers can start buying appliances on Dec. 20 and, after installation, mail in a completed rebate application form and a copy of the receipt to apply for the rebates. The mail-in rebate program will remain open until the available funds are distributed.

The rebate application form is available to download and print in advance at

Click here to read the complete press release at on the Texas Comptroller Website.