Cash for Appliances Washington announces all program funds are spoken for

To date, Cash for Appliances has stimulated upwards of $35 million in retail sales and provided more than $5 million in rebates to Washington residents who have purchased ENERGY STAR® appliances.  

Cash for Appliances has been a true win-win for Washington State, offering a much needed economic boost to retailers, while participating households are receiving cash back on their appliance purchases and saving monthly on their energy bills. The infusion of ENERGY STAR® appliances into the marketplace means the program is sure to have a lasting, positive environmental impact.

During this final phase of the Cash for Appliances Washington Program, processing times may exceed seven weeks and call center hold times will be significantly longer.

For more details email cashforapplianceswa@peci.org or visit www.cashforapplianceswa.com.

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and administered by the Washington State Department of Commerce.

Last Call for “Cash For Appliances” Program

“The federal investment in Cash for Appliances has already generated over $30 million in retail appliance sales and supported business activities for heating and plumbing contractors throughout Washington,” said Rogers Weed, director of the Washington State Department of Commerce. “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.”

By upgrading from older, inefficient appliances to new ENERGY STAR® models, consumers can lower their monthly energy bills while also reducing consumption. These savings really add up over time. Cash for Appliances Washington offers cash rebates on ENERGY STAR® refrigerators, clothes washers, dishwashers, water heaters, and ductless heat pumps. In most cases, consumers can receive additional incentives from their Washington gas or electric utility. But these rebates won’t last forever, so it’s important to act fast before the funding is all used up. 

All Washington State residents are eligible for the program.

Complete program details, including eligibility requirements, qualifying appliances, and the rebate application form are available at www.cashforapplianceswa.com.

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and administered by the Washington State Department of Commerce.

New rebates available on more appliances through Cash for Appliances Washington

Commerce launched the first phase of the Cash for Appliances Washington on March 15, 2010, offering a $75 rebate on new ENERGY STAR refrigerators when the old unit is recycled. Phase 1 also offered a $100 rebate on qualified high-efficiency ENERGY STAR clothes washers. This summer’s Phase 2 launch increases the clothes washer rebate to $150, helping to further offset the purchase price and generate sales and energy savings. All customers who have submitted an eligible application and/or received a rebate check for $100 clothes washer rebate will automatically receive an additional check for $50. These rebates may be combined with available local utility rebates.

Phase 1 and 2 Rebates available for qualifying purchases on or after March 15, 2010
* ENERGY STAR(r) Refrigerators (? 9 cubic feet, with proof of decommissioning/recycling); $75 rebate
* ENERGY STAR(r) Clothes Washers (MEF ? 2.46 and WF? 4.0); $150 rebate

Phase 2 Rebates available for qualifying purchases on or after June 28, 2010
* ENERGY STAR(r) Dishwashers (? 307 kWh/year and ? 5.0 gallons per cycle); $75 rebate
* ENERGY STAR(r) Heat Pump Water Heaters (EF ? 2.0) and must be installed by a licensed contractor; $250 rebate
* ENERGY STAR(r) Gas Storage Water Heaters (EF ? 0.67); $200 rebate
* ENERGY STAR(r) Gas Tankless Water Heaters (EF ? 0.90) and must be installed by a licensed contractor; $300 rebate
* ENERGY STAR(r) Ductless Heat Pumps (EER ? 12, SEER ? 14.5, HPSF ? 8.2) and
must be installed by a licensed contractor trained on the NW Ductless Heat Pump Project (www.goingductless.com <file:///\\www.goingductless.com> ); $750 rebate

All eligibility requirements in Phase 1 apply for Phase 2; Phase 2 also entails additional product specific requirements. These requirements as well as listings of qualified products are available at www.cashforapplianceswa.com.

The Cash for Appliances program is expected to save Washingtonians over 9,180,582 kWh of energy, 141,050,173 gallons of water and over 11,896,782 pounds of CO2 annually through the replacement of old appliances with new efficient models. This is enough energy to fuel 597 homes for one year, and is equal to taking 1,341 cars off the road or planting 179,907 trees. The amount of water saved annually could fill 213 Olympic sized swimming pools.

Cash for Appliances Washington rebates are only available until funds are exhausted. Washington State sales tax must be paid unless the appliance is installed by a contractor, purchased at a Washington military exchange or from a Washington retailer and have a Native American exemption. Additional information including eligibility requirements, qualified appliances as well as the application form and instructions are available at retail locations or at www.cashforapplianceswa.com.

This program is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and administered by the Washington State Department of Commerce.

Washington State Promotes Healthy, Sustainable Environment with Earth Day Activities

Cash for Appliances Washington rebates are only available until funds run out. The program offers $100 cash back on new, qualified ENERGY STAR® clothes washers and $75 on new ENERGY STAR® refrigerators when the old unit is recycled. These cash back incentives are in addition to the incentives offered through Washington utilities, manufacturers or retailers for purchasing new and recycling old appliances.

All Washington State households are eligible to receive one clothes washer and one refrigerator rebate. Consumers must buy their appliance from a Washington State retailer on or after March 15, 2010. Products that qualify for the rebate are ENERGY STAR®  refrigerators greater than 9 cubic feet and ultra-high efficiency ENERGY STAR® clothes washers (MEF 2.46 and WF 4).

The program is expected to result in 15,000 fridges and 45,000 clothes washers being replaced by new efficient models, preventing 8042 tons (16,083,192 lbs.) of CO2 from being released into the environment.

To learn more about Washington State Earth Day activities please contact the State Parks and Recreation Commission at (360) 902-8500. To learn more about Cash for Appliances and access application forms and instructions visit www.cashforapplianceswa.com.

Cash for Appliances Washington is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy and administered by the Washington State Department of Commerce.