Cash for domestic clunkers

The Virginia Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program is due to start on April 28th. Replacing old, inefficient appliances is a simple way to make a difference in both your energy bill and the environment. As part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) provided nearly $300 million for states to set up appliance rebate programs. Virginia’s allocation is $7.45 million.

Beginning April 28th, Virginia’s Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program will offer Virginians up to $300 on certain ENERGY STAR qualified appliances. The eligible appliances were selected to best accomplish the rebate program’s goals of increasing residential energy conservation through more efficient appliances and stimulating the Commonwealth’s economy and job growth through additional retail sales of ENERGY STAR products.

* Heat Pump – $300
* Gas Furnace – $250
* Tankless Gas Water Heater – $225
* Clothes Washer – $75
* Refrigerator – $60
* Storage Gas Water Heater – $35

Some local gas and water utilities have partnered with DMME to help Virginians easily make energy efficient choices when replacing old appliances and to provide additional rebate incentives. Check the web site on April 28th to see if your utility is offering additional rebates.

http://www.dmme.virginia.gov/DE/ARRA-Public/ARRA.shtml

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Member of the Alexandria Environmental Policy Commission and the Waterfront Committee
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