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District Residents Can Receive $150 by Purchasing ENERGY STAR Appliances

Monday, May 14, 2007

(Washington, DC) Starting this Wednesday, May 16, the District Department of the Environment (DDOE) will distribute instant rebates to District residents who purchase an Energy Star-rated clothes washer ($150), refrigerator ($100), or window air conditioning unit ($50). The Energy Star appliances can be purchased anywhere in the United States, and any retailer receipt for these products dated on or after April 13, 2006 qualifies. Residents must present a valid sales receipt along with a DC driver's license or non-driver identification card in order to receive the rebate. Rebates are limited to one refrigerator, one washing machine, and two window air conditioners per household.

Residents can claim their rebates in the lobby of the Reeves Center, 2000 14th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009. Rebates will be distributed on Wednesday, May 16 from 10 am until 2 pm; Saturday, May 19 from 9:30 am until 3:30 p;m and Wednesday, May 23 from 5:30 pm until 7:30 pm. The final instant rebate distribution will take place at the Rhode Island Avenue Home Depot in Northeast Washington, DC on Saturday, May 26 from 12 pm until 4 pm.

DDOE encourages consumers to purchase Energy Star rated appliances and products to conserve energy, save money, and help protect the environment. An Energy Star rated washing machine will save approximately $110 per year compared to a model without the Energy Star rating, manufactured before 1994. Also, an Energy Star rated washing machine uses 50 percent less water per load.

For more information on the ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate Program, please call the Energy Hotline at (202) 673-6750.

The mail-in rebate offer expires on May 31, 2007.