Officials announced this week that nearly $1 million in rebates are still available through the New York Great Appliance Swap Out program.
The program is open to any homeowner who has purchased energy-efficient appliances.
Residential consumers who "swapped" older, more wasteful appliances for new Energy Star certified items can apply for the rebates through the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority.
The swap out program has already doled out nearly $16 million in rebates to some 157,000 New Yorkers, according to a release issued by NYSERDA this week.
The program is funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Energy.
NYSERDA President and CEO Francis Murray Jr. says the swap out initiative has encouraged "tens of thousands" of New Yorkers to purchase appliances that save money and energy.
"We are grateful to our federal delegation for securing these stimulus funds, which have benefited retailers across New York state, and we look forward to distributing all of New York's allocation to help continue boosting the economy," Murray said in a prepared statement.
Funds are left over because approximately 10,000 people who asked for a rebate never submitted their application, Murray says.
The $1 million in funding will be awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, officials note.
Additional information is available at www.nyapplianceswapout.com or by calling 877-NY-SMART.