WENATCHEE — In the market for a new refrigerator or washing machine? If you hold off until spring your purchase might qualify for a Chelan County PUD rebate.
The utility is about to launch a rebate program for selected Energy Star appliances and low-energy lighting.
Energy Star-rated appliances use less electricity than regular appliances.
PUD conservation spokeswoman Susan Gillin said the program will begin this spring.
- $25 for kits that allow LED bulbs to be used in recessed ceiling fixtures.
- $50 for refrigerators and freezers with capacity of at least 10 cubic feet.
- $30 to $75 for clothes washers
- $500 for a high-end heat pump water heater.
Not all Energy Star appliances will qualify for rebates, Gillin said. The PUD will provide a list of qualifying appliances to area retailers. The list will also be posted on the utility’s website.
As a further incentives to conserve, PUD contract will:
- “Buy” old refrigerators and freezers from its customers for $30 each, with free pickup and recycling, Gillin said.
- Offer free inspection and duct sealing to manufactured home owners. Leaky ducts are common in these types of homes, Gillin said.
The new incentives are part of a bigger program that includes insulation, windows, doors and other energy efficient upgrades.
For more information on the Chelan PUD’s new incentives, contact email@example.com or 661-8008.
The Grant and Okanogan counties PUDs also offer appliance rebates and other conservation incentives. The Douglas County PUD helps fund weatherization programs for low-income residents through the Chelan-Douglas Community Action Council.
Christine Pratt: 665-1173