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Subject:   Soak up the Savings with Seattle City Light and Washer Manufacturers
$100 Clothes Washer Rebates available for limited time
For Immediate Release:   
4/17/2003  12:00:00 AM
For More Information Contact:
Scott Thomsen  (206) 386-4233

Now is the time to spring into action if you're considering replacing your old clothes washer. Seattle City Light is now offering customers a major incentive to switch to the most efficient clothes washers available.

Rebate coupons for Double Your Savings are available now at www.seattle.gov/light/conserve and will be sent to all Seattle City Light customers in their May/June billing statements. The coupons are good for $100 off the purchase price of select ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers - $50 from the City of Seattle and $50 from participating clothes washer manufacturers. Manufacturers include Equator, Fisher & Paykel, Frigidaire/Gibson, GE, Kenmore, Maytag, Miele and Whirlpool. The offer is for machines purchased from April 15th through July 15th.

In addition to saving on the purchase price of these energy efficient washers, consumers can expect to save $70-$100 per year on household utility bills and use 40% (or about 20 gallons) less water per load.

"Changing just one small thing - how you do laundry - can make a tremendous impact in terms of saving energy, money and thousands of gallons of water," said Connie Fevold, Conservation Supervisor at Seattle City Light. "Customers who Double their Savings by purchasing an energy and water saving clothes washer reap long-term savings on their utility bills and get a rebate on the purchase price."

Both independent and national retailers and regional chains are participating in the Double Your Savings promotion. In the Northwest, this totals nearly 500 retailers. This limited time rebate offer is a partnership between Seattle City Light, Seattle Public Utilities, local retailers and ENERGY STAR partnering manufacturers, with support from the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance. For more information about the promotion, call Seattle City Light's Conservation Help Line at (206) 684-3800.

About ENERGY STAR and the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance:

ENERGY STAR was introduced by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in 1992 as a voluntary labeling program designed to identify and promote energy efficient-products in order to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Today, the ENERGY STAR program is a joint partnership between EPA and Department of Energy delivering the technical information and tools that organizations and consumers need to choose energy-efficient solutions. A typical household can save up to 30 percent on utility bills simply by using ENERGY STAR qualified products. For a complete list of ENERGY STAR qualified products, retailers, manufacturers and energy savings information, call 1-888-373-2283 or log onto: www.energystar.gov.

The Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, a non-profit group of electric utilities, state governments, public interest groups and efficiency industry representatives, promotes the ENERGY STAR label to Northwest consumers. By funding the Northwest ENERGY STAR Home Products Program, the Alliance is working to bring affordable, energy-efficient products and services to the market, helping Northwest consumers realize long-term savings and protect the environment. For more information about the Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, please visit their website at www.nwalliance.org.

 

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