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.com or 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 ToiletsIf you are replacing an old toilet, you can save water and money by switching to a water-efficient toilet and taking advantage of rebates that may be available to you. Check out the Environmental Protection Agency’s WaterSense Rebate Finder program for a possible rebate.