Take advantage of rebates to replace old appliances with more efficient ones.
Rebates for Clothes Washers
High-efficiency residential clothes washers use as little as 18 gallons of water per load, saving more than 50% in water and energy costs. Area cities are working together with PG&E to offer a combined water-energy rebate of $150 on certain high-efficiency models. Washer retailers have the application and eligible washer list. For more information, visit www.waterenergysavings.comor call 1-800-933-9555. City of Napa businesses and apartment complexes can take advantage of a $400 Smart Rebate on high-efficiency commercial washers. Details available at www.cityofnapa.org/water.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) customers may qualify for a rebate by recycling old refrigerators, freezers and room air conditioners. Refrigerators or freezers must be 10-30 cubic feet each, empty and working. There is a limit of two units per household per year. The service and pickup are free. Qualifying customers will receive a rebate in 6-8 weeks for each unit. Funding is limited. For details or to schedule an appointment, call 1-800-299-7573 or visit www.pge.com/res/rebates.
Rebates for Toilets
City of Napa water customers and Napa Sanitation District sewer customers can take advantage of generous financial incentives to replace pre-1992 water-wasting toilets (3.5 or more gallons per flush) with today’s high-efficiency toilets, some of which use as little as 1 gallon per flush. Visit www.cityofnapa.org/water or www.napasan.com for details on current programs, or call the City’s Water Conservation Representative at (707) 257-9497. Commercial customers may also obtain rebates for high-efficiency urinals and other water-saving equipment. The City of American Canyon will reimburse up to $100 for every qualifying standard toiled removed and replaced with an ultra-low flush toilet. Call the American Canyon Sustainability Coordinator at (707) 647-5327 for more details, as well as info about free low-flow shower heads and sink aerators.