Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The Washington Department of Commerce has begun an Energy Star state appliance rebate program funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The rebate period began on March 15th, 2010 and is not retroactive. The program will end when the funds run out so now is the time to make an appliance purchase. Rebates are offered on clothes washers and refrigerators that were purchased from a retailer in Washington State. The clothes washers must be Energy Star models with a Modified Energy Factor of at least 2.46 and a Water Factor of not more than 4.0. The rebate amount for a washer is $100. The rebate amount for a refrigerator is $75.00. Refrigerators must be Energy Star qualified and have a volume greater than 9 cubic feet. You must also show proof that the refrigerator being replaced has been recycled. Tacoma Power will pick up your old, working, refrigerator, recycle it and will pay you $30! When you call to schedule a pick up you can request a free Home Energy Kit which includes two energy saving light bulbs, a low flow shower head and a kitchen faucet aerator. Just call 1-877-577-0510 to schedule your pick up.