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While supplies last: Grab green rebates while you can

Wednesday - 7/20/2011, 12:41pm  ET

Kristi King,

WASHINGTON - The clock is ticking to get cash back for making energy-efficient upgrades to your home.

Each program in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. is active while available cash lasts. But in D.C., the ENERGY STARŪ Appliance Rebate Program also has a time sensitive expiration date of Aug. 15, 2011.

In Virginia, homeowners can get rebates for energy-efficient purchases and home audits. The full cost of a home energy audit can be rebated up to $250.

Virginians also can get up to $595 doing eligible projects that include replacing:

  • Oil furnaces
  • Gas, propane or oil hot water boilers
  • Insulation and air sealing
  • Windows and exterior doors
  • Storm doors

Virginia will accept applications for rebates until $5 million has been reserved, and then create a waiting list.

To be eligible for rebates in Maryland, you must first have a home energy audit. And the total job cost of whatever upgrades you make must be at least $1,000.

But combine a number of projects like insulating your attic or sealing up air leaks, and Marylanders can get a rebate of up to $3,100.

Remaining funds in Maryland's Home Performance Rebate Program are announced twice a week and can be found here. The Maryland Energy Administration added an additional $500,000 to the program in June.

For more information on rebates in Virginia, click here.

For more information on rebates in Maryland, click here.

For more information on rebates in D.C., click here.

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