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Cash For Clunkers: Appliances

Amanda Bar
Speaking of the Cash For Clunkers program, it was recently announced by the U.S. Department of Energy Secretary that the government is putting into place a program that would reimburse people who trade in their old "clunker" appliances for newer, more energy-efficient models.  Dependent upon your area, you could be approved to receive special rebates on various ENERGY STAR appliances.  This specific eco-friendly brand is said to reduce energy costs by 10%-50% from your standard brands, and is one option in a long line of many government funded & supported strategies to reduce our everyday energy use.  And hey, what's good for the environment also happens to be good for your wallet.

This appliance rebate plan couldn't have come at a better time - with my master bathroom now complete, I'm not turning my attention to my next big renovation: the kitchen.  Some of the current appliances date back to when the house was first constructed (1986!) and are beyond repair, while others are salvageable if not pretty to look at; this Cash For Clunkers deal, however, affords me an opportunity to perform a facelift on the entire set of kitchen appliances.  Dependent upon the appliance, I could get $50 to $200 per machine towards a newer model.  All fifty states have signed on for the program, and so far all major retailers and manufacturers (Best Buy, Target, Kenmoore, Whirlpool, etc.) have put their support behind the plan.  Keep your eyes open, because this deal is supposed to hit the American marketplace sometime this fall!

Posted by Amanda Conwell at 08:34 PM on August 23, 2009 in Home decor , Housing , Savings , Utilities | Permalink | Facebook | Digg | del.icio.us | AIM


Bridget Carey

I <3 the Brave Little Toaster!

Man I can't wait for the appliance program to kick in.


Just don't buy anything yet! The rebates might not be retroactive: http://www.miamiherald.com/business/personal-finance/story/1193987.html

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