Starting now! New York’s Great Appliance Swap Out

February 14, 2010

Governor Paterson has announced the New York Great Appliance Swap Out – a program that provides $16.8 million for New Yorkers to turn in their less efficient appliances for rebates on energy efficient appliances NOW through Sunday, February 21.  The program uses federal funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). Individual units must have the Energy Star label, and units that are purchased as part of a 3-unit bundle must meet CEE standards to qualify.  Consumers must replace old appliances, and can receive larger rebates for recycling the old appliances.  The Swap Out is administered by NYSERDA. Here are the rebates: Refrigerators: $75 ($105 w/ recycling) Clothes washers: $75 ($100 w/ recycling) Freezers: $50 ($75 w/ recycling) Dishwashers: $500, only when purchased as part of a three appliance package ($555 w/ recycling) Visit the New York Great Appliance Swap Out website to learn more about the program, and for guidance on where to purchase energy efficient appliances.