New York’s ‘Great Appliance Swap Out’ Starts Friday


appliancesIf you’re thinking of trading in your old fridge for a new high-efficiency model, now’s the time to do it. New York’s “Great Appliance Swap Out” starts tomorrow. The state is putting up cash incentives to get people to buy energy efficient appliances.Officials say about 170,000 consumers will be eligible for rebates totaling $16.8 million if they purchase qualified appliances through Sunday Feb. 21.

The program is funded with federal stimulus money and administered by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. It offers rebates for high efficiency refrigerators, clothes washers, and freezers.

The rebates range from $50 to $105, with higher rebates up to $555 for the purchase of a three-appliance package.

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