Go Green, Get Green Rebates in the District

DC Energy Star appliance rebate program offers residents cash

By Adrienne Welsch
|  Thursday, Oct 21, 2010  |  Updated 4:16 PM EDT
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Go Green, Get Green Rebates in the District

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MARIN CITY, CA - MARCH 26: An Energy Star label is displayed on a brand new washing machine at a Best Buy store March 26, 2010 in Marin City, California. Government investigators from the General Accountability Office has concluded that the Environmental Protection Agency and the Energy Department run Energy Star program is susceptible to fraud and abuse. Investigators attempted to get Energy Star certification for 20 fake products, including a gasoline powered alarm clock, which was approved along with 14 other phony appliances. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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If you’ve been thinking about “going green,” there’s no better time than the present -- at least if you live in the District of Columbia.

The long-awaited DC ENERGY STAR appliance rebate program launches on October 25.  Any D.C. resident who replaces an existing appliance with a new Energy Star appliance is eligible for the rebate. 

For example, you can get between $100 and $125 for purchasing an energy efficient clothes washer.  You can also get up to $300 for an energy efficient water heater.

Once your purchase is approved, you’ll get a check in the mail.  The rebates are only available for as long as the funding lasts.  It also does not apply to items purchased before October 25. 

For a complete list of qualifying purchases, visit www.energystar.gov.

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