$3.5 Million In Rebates Available To Households

Assemblyman encourages homeowners to take advantage of program
March 12, 2012

Assemblyman Andrew Raia (R,I,C – East Northport) is encouraging constituents to apply for a rebate toward high-efficiency refrigerators and washing machines. The rebates are available through Governor Cuomo’s newly announced Buy Green, Save Green NYS High-Efficiency Rebate program.

Beginning Monday, March 19, Long Islanders can apply for a rebate toward their ENERGY STAR® high-efficiency washing machines and refrigerators. Three-and-a-half million dollars in federal funds will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Rebates of $350 will be available toward qualifying refrigerators, and $250 toward qualifying washing machines. The funding is being provided by the U.S. Department of Energy’s State Energy Program.

“I encourage those who have been saving to purchase new home appliances to jump at this opportunity,” said Raia. “Not only will you be saving by purchasing a high-efficiency appliance and receiving a rebate, you also will be investing in a refrigerator or washing machine that will save you on your monthly energy bill.”

Those interested in applying for the rebate can visit www.NYSApplianceRebates.com. The site will include a list of high-efficiency refrigerators and washing machines that qualify for rebates. Purchases made before March 19 are excluded from this program.

For any legislative questions or concerns, please call the assemblyman’s district office at 631-261-4151, or email at raiaa@assembly.state.ny.us.