Annette M. Robinson
save money on energy
“As New Yorkers continue tightening their belts during this economic downturn, the thought of replacing
outdated appliances can be daunting. This incentive helps New Yorkers save money while reducing the
environmental impact of older appliances and decreasing New York’s overall energy consumption.”
To learn more about program guidelines, or to obtain rebate forms and instructions, please visit
www.NYApplianceSwapOut.com, or call 1-877-NY-SMART.
The average homeowner spends about $2,200 per year on energy bills. To help lower those costs — and
benefit the environment — New York State will provide consumers with rebates for purchasing ENERGY
STAR-rated refrigerators, clothes washers, freezers and dishwashers during Presidents Week 2010
(Feb. 12-21). The program will allow the state to issue more than 170,000 rebates totaling $16.8 million,
funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. Customers purchasing appliances during this
window may qualify for the following individual rebates:
($105 with documented recycling of old appliance)
Clothes washers: $75
($100 with documented recycling of old appliance)
($75 with documented recycling of old appliance)
Dishwashers: Rebates are only available for
dishwashers when they are purchased as part of an approved three-appliance package (dishwasher,
refrigerator, clothes washer). These will qualify for a $500 rebate ($550 with documented recycling
of old appliance).
Many retailers are expected to offer free recycling to make it easier to receive the maximum rebate,
and NYSERDA is coordinating efforts with the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation
so consumers can also recycle their appliances at local landfills, waste stations and recycling centers.