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‘Cash for Clunkers’ program upgrades old home appliances

Posted: September 2, 2009 1:08 p.m.
Updated: September 3, 2009 1:06 p.m.
 
The city of Santa Clarita is informing residents about the State's new "Cash for Clunkers" Program, this time for Appliances. The California Department of Energy received $35.2 million in appropriated federal stimulus package funding to assist California residents in swapping out old energy inefficient home appliances for new, Energy Star qualified ones.

Home appliance categories eligible for Energy Star appliance rebates include central and room air conditioners, air source and geothermal heat pumps, boilers, oil and gas furnaces, washing machines, dishwashers, freezers, refrigerators and water heaters.

"The ‘Cash for Clunkers' Program for Appliances is a great way to swap out antiquated, energy inefficient home appliances for new Energy Star-rated ones that will help lower monthly utility costs and protect the environment," said Mayor Frank Ferry. "The program assists local residents in purchasing new, energy efficient appliances that will benefit the environment while stimulating the economy."

The "Cash for Clunkers" Program for Appliances" is set to go into effect later this year. Additional information on the new program is available at energy.ca.gov/recovery/energystar.html. Residents can also log on to the city's "green" website, greensantaclarita.com, to stay up-to-date on the program's development and implementation.

The city launched its Green Santa Clarita website to provide a central website for information on all things "green" in Santa Clarita. The site features current and comprehensive environmental information specifically targeted for local residents, businesses, builders and more.

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