Are you in need of household appliances? Is the frig a bit old? does the washing machine leak a bit? Well now might be the time to make a purchase of a new appliance
What is it:
State of Florida's Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program which runs from April 16-25
Coincides with Florida's Earth Day activities
Six residential appliances qualify for the 20% rebate: refrigerators, freezers, washing machines, dish washers, room air conditioners, and gas tankless water heaters.
How will it help you:
20% off the price of a qualified Energy Star labeled appliance up to $1500 max per household
Trade in your old appliance to qualify for an addl $75 per old appliance
Where's the money come from:
American Recovery and Reinvestment Act
Rebates to the purchase price only-not to delivery or installation costs
There has been discussion on whether or not the energy saving claims of Energy Star are truly tested thoroughly
Here's a good article from Popular Mechanics that speaks of how Energy Star could be improved compared to ratings by other countries
What's wrong with Energy Star:How to fix it
We will admit that we recently replaced an old frig and found our electricity savings were immediate and astounding.