Thursday, January 7, 2010

New Kansas Rebate Program Rewards Consumers for Recycling Old Appliances

The Kansas Housing Resources Corporation (KHRC) is launching a program to help low-income Kansas residents replace old, ineffecient household appliances with new ones that conserve energy. The program will offer rebates of $200-$800 for new appliances that carry the Energy Star label. Old appliances must be at least 10 years old. The program will benefit both consumers and local appliance retailers. For more information, please visit the KHRC website.

Our old, well-worn refrigerator died on us over the summer. In the rush to replace it, we were surprised that because of advances in energy-saving technology we could buy a larger fridge that uses less energy than our older, smaller model. We have two young boys whose stomachs grow by the day, so it was nice to upgrade knowing we wouldn't be paying more to run it. Our food bill is growing enough as it is.

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