Assemblywoman Annie Rabbitt (R,C,I-Greenwood Lake) would like to encourage all residents to participate in the “New York’s Great Appliance Swap Out” program, which begins tomorrow, Saturday, February 13. The program will offer $16.8 million in rebates to New Yorkers who swap out old appliances for new, energy-efficient versions.
“The purchase of energy efficient appliances is not only a smart, responsible choice for our homes, but for our environment as well. I applaud the usage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars to fund this rebate program and encourage all residents to participate in this valuable rebate program,” said Assemblywoman Rabbitt.
Administered by New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the rebate program will last until February 21, 2010 on a first-come, first-served basis and will offer rebates on appliances such as dishwashers, refrigerators, washing machines, and freezers. Rebates range from $50 to $555, depending on purchase. Larger rebates will be given to those who not only replace their old appliance but recycle the old appliance as well.
All new appliances must have the ENERGY STAR® label, meaning that they are up to 30 percent more efficient than standard models on the market. For consumer guidelines and more information about the rebate program, or to find a list of retail partners where ENERGY STAR products can be purchased (although they are widely available), residents can visit www.NYApplianceSwapOut.com.
For more information about going green by making your home more energy efficient, including tips and other cost-saving programs, please visit NYSERDA’s website at www.GetEnergySmart.org.