The District Department of the Environment (DDOE) has extended the Energy Star rebate program until September 7, 2007. Eligible residents can receive rebates on Energy Star-rated clothes washers ($150), refrigerators ($100), and window air conditioner units ($50). The Energy Star appliances can be purchased anywhere in the United States: any retailer receipt for a refrigerator or window air conditioner unit dated on or after April 13, 2006 qualifies. Energy Star clothes washer receipts dated on or after June 1, 2006 qualify as well. There is a limit of one refrigerator, one washing machine, and two window air conditioners per household.
Residents must complete the mail-in rebate form, attach the sales receipt, and mail or hand deliver it to The District Department of the Environment, Energy Star Appliances Rebate Program, 2000 14th Street, NW, Suite 300 East, Washington, DC 20009. Applications that are mailed will be accepted until August 17, 2007; those that are hand delivered will be accepted until September 7, 2007.
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.