Thursday, July 1, 2010
More appliances now eligible for rebates
The program, which started in January to replace low-efficiency furnaces and heat pumps, now includes water heaters, refrigerators, dishwashers and clothes washers. The funding comes from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
The program is open only to homeowners whose annual household income is 60 percent or less of the statewide median. Rebates will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis. And new appliances must be Energy Star, which certifies superior energy efficiency. Vouchers can be redeemed for up to 70 percent of the price, to a specified maximum. Old appliances must be legally recycled to receive a rebate.
For details or to apply:
Call Oregon Housing and Community Services: 1-800-453-5511 (option 2, selection 4)
Source: The Oregonian 7/9/2010
For information about energy assistance or weatherization, call Community Services Consortium at (541) 752-1010.
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