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BC Hydro and municipalities offer big rebates on appliances

VANCOUVER – British Columbians looking to purchase a new washing machine can save up to $200 on the most energy-efficient clothes washers that will also help them save on electricity costs in the long run. Until the end of June, customers can receive $100 rebates each from BC Hydro Power Smart and various municipalities.

BC Hydro is also offering $100 mail-in rebates province-wide for the purchase of select ENERGY STAR® dryers and refrigerators.

Some retailers and manufacturers are matching the BC Hydro rebate, bringing the potential savings up to $300. All Home Depot locations are doubling rebates on qualifying ENERGY STAR appliances and select Best Buy locations are also offering double rebates on qualifying Samsung ENERGY STAR appliances.

Energy-efficient clothes washers save both water and energy. An ENERGY STAR front-loading washing machine can cut water use by nearly 40 per cent and electricity use by up to 25 per cent, when compared to a conventional top loading machine.

A clothes dryer typically uses the most electricity of any appliance in your home, after the refrigerator. An ENERGY STAR clothes dryer is 20 per cent more efficient than standard models, with moisture control settings and end-of-cycle detection to reduce drying times and energy consumption.

Refrigerators are one of the most energy consuming appliances in your home. Replacing a fridge that is 10 years old or older with an ENERGY STAR model could save you $40 a year on electricity costs.

For information on eligible models and rebate amounts, visit powersmart.ca.

Participating municipalities include:

  • City of Abbotsford
  • City of Coquitlam
  • Township of Langley
  • District of Mission
  • Regional District of Nanaimo
  • City of New Westminster
  • District of North Cowichan (Duncan)
  • City of North Vancouver
  • District of North Vancouver
  • City of Richmond
  • City of Terrace
  • City of Vancouver
  • City of West Vancouver

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