State poised to launch appliance rebate program




BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The Idaho Office of Energy Resources is
getting ready to offer rebates to consumers willing to swap their
old refrigerators, washing machines and furnaces more newer models
that use less energy.

The agency announced the rebate plan Monday. The $1.2 million in
available funding comes from the federal stimulus bill approved by
Congress last year.

Agency Administrator Paul Kjellander (Shell-ander) says
investing in new, energy efficient appliances will help spark
retail sales across the state and help consumers lower monthly
energy bills.

The rebate begins March 25 and will run as long as funds are

Appliances eligible for the rebate also include water heaters,
room air conditioners, gas and oil boilers and dishwashers.

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