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Oct 25, 2017 Return to Headlines

$100 Washing Machine Rebate Offered to Coquitlam Residents

by Robbin Whachell |

COQUITLAM, BC, Oct. 25, 2017 – If you are looking at upgrading your home washing machine, Coquitlam residents have until Nov. 17, 2017 to qualify for a $100 rebate on select Energy Star® clothes washers.

As a Climate Action leader, the City is working to reduce Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reductions both at a corporate level, and for residents in the community. This partnership with BC Hydro supports the goal of creating an energy-efficient community while also reducing environmental impacts – all while returning funds back into residents’ pockets.

According to BC Hydro, appliances can account for up to 20 per cent of a household’s electricity use. Making smart energy choices can help customers save big on their energy bills. For example:

  • By switching from hot to cold water, with an average of three loads per week, you could save up to $27 per year on your energy bill.
  • Heating water accounts for 90 per cent of the energy consumption of washing machines. An ENERGY STAR front-loading machine can cut water use by nearly 40 per cent and electricity use up to 65 per cent compared to a conventional top loader.

To apply for your rebate, visit www.powersmart.ca/appliances to check the Product Eligibility Search Tool for qualifying models. Clothes washers must be purchased before Nov. 17, 2017, or before funding is exhausted.

To learn more about the City of Coquitlam’s Climate Action plan, visit www.coquitlam.ca/climateaction.

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Steffanie Warriner
Manager, Environmental Services
604-927-3536
swarriner@coquitlam.ca

 

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