Cash for Appliances announces last call for rebates on energy-efficient appliances
October 27, 2010
Washington state residents can still save money on appliance upgrades, but time is running out.
Residents can receive rebates for buying energy-efficient appliances through the Cash for Appliances program, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.
Only completed applications will be processed, according to a news release from the Washington State Department of Commerce, which administers the program.
Applications with missing or incomplete information will be returned. Residents must submit their completed applications before funds run out.
The program has less than 20 percent of its funding still available.
So far, Cash for Appliances has given more than $4 million in rebates to more than 30,000 Washington residents who have purchased new, energy-efficient Energy Star appliances.
The program has generated more than $30 million in retail appliance sales in Washington, according to the news release.
“In addition to providing needed, local economic stimulus, more than 30,000 consumers who have so far claimed rebates through this program are benefiting from energy savings,” Rogers Weed, director of the Washington State Department of Commerce, said in the release.
Cash for Appliances offers cash rebates on Energy Star refrigerators, clothes washers, dishwashers, water heaters and ductless heat pumps.
In many cases, consumers can receive additional incentives from their Washington gas or electric utility.
All Washington state residents are eligible for the program.
Complete program details are available at www.cashforapplianceswa.com.
Upcoming area home and garden shows:
Some of the best home and garden experts and vendors will show off their wares and their skills at these big shows around the Puget Sound in the coming months.
- Tacoma Fall Home and Remodeling Show, Oct. 28-31, Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma. One-day tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for seniors (weekdays only).
Children under 16 get in free. Free seminars include tile installation, painting techniques and fire safety. Go to www.otshows.com/shows/ths.
- Tacoma Home and Garden Show, Jan. 26-30, Tacoma Dome, 2727 E. D St., Tacoma. One-day tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for seniors. Children under 16 get in free. Get information about seminars and exhibitors at www.otshows.com/shows/ths.
- Seattle Home Show, Feb. 19-27, Qwest Field Event Center, 1000 Occidental Ave. S., Seattle. Get your questions about home projects answered by experts and vendors on hand. Go to www.seattlehomeshow.com.
- Northwest Flower and Garden Show, Feb. 23-27, Washington State Convention Center, 800 Convention Place, Seattle.
Free seminars will explore year-round container gardening, environmentally-friendly gardening techniques and selecting trees, shrubs, vines and perennials best-suited for your garden, among other topics. Get details at www.gardenshow.com.