The Department of Environmental Protection has announced that residents of Pennsylvania are now eligible to apply for the PA Home Equipment Rebate Program. This rebate is a result of funding provided to DEP through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.

Pennsylvania residents may reserve a rebate by visiting www.paheatingrebates.com, or by calling (877) 592-2061.

Once a reservation is made, consumers will have 30 days to submit the necessary paperwork documenting purchase and installation before a rebate check is mailed to the consumer.

Rebates of between $100 and $500 to residents are for the purchase of new Energy Star-rated non-electric residential hot water heaters, furnaces, and boilers.

To learn more about the Recovery Act you can visit the federal government's official Recovery website at http://www.recovery.gov or Pennsylvania's official Recovery website at http://www.recovery.pa.gov

DEP estimates that this program could benefit as many as 33,000 Pennsylvanians.