Cash for appliance

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Submitted by carlsbadworker on August 20, 2009 - 10:47am


CHICAGO -- Appliance manufacturers are counting on a "cash for clunkers"-type rebate program to revive slumping sales of refrigerators, washing machines and dishwashers.

Beginning late this fall, federal rebates will be available for purchasers of high-efficiency household appliances, furnaces and air-conditioning systems. Congress authorized $300 million for the program earlier this year as part of the federal economic-stimulus bill.

After seeing the recent surge in new-car orders attributed to the federally funded clunkers program, appliance industry executives ...

Submitted by UCGal on August 20, 2009 - 11:07am.

To an extent this type of program has been going on for a while. When our 40 year old furnace died, I checked SDG&E to see if they had any rebates. Plus I got a federal rebate on my taxes that year. Same with my fridge - SDG&E hauled away the old fridge (which ran, but was dying rapidly) and gave me $50, since I'd purchased an energy star fridge.

As someone who considers themselves semi-green... I'm all for choosing energy star/efficient choices when you replace appliances, tvs, etc. But it is wasteful to replace working items that are still functional unless they are SUPER inefficient. People forget the "reuse" part of "reduce reuse recycle." Our landfills can't take everyone tossing out functional appliances just to get rebates.

Submitted by PadreBrian on August 20, 2009 - 11:59am.

Yeah, california already has great rebates they started this years ago.

Submitted by PadreBrian on August 20, 2009 - 12:02pm.

I'll tell you what fellow pigs, if you are not installing more installation, better windows & doors, tank-less water heaters and/or solar, all before dec 2010, I can't help you.

Prices are cheap and you get a 1/3 federal (on top of the state) deductions.

Submitted by PadreBrian on August 20, 2009 - 12:03pm.

To top it off, the city of san diego will even loan you the money to install solar.

Submitted by all on August 20, 2009 - 12:25pm.

PadreBrian wrote:
To top it off, the city of san diego will even loan you the money to install solar.

Can you provide a link?

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