Dollars-for-dishware is the new Cash-for-clunkers! Cash-for-clunkers was such a success, the government thought they'd throw a bone to the appliance companies such as Whirlpool, Electrolux, and General Electric to name a few. The bill is new and little is known thus far about it, but no worries, more info is coming out Oct. 15th. What we do know is the following:
- It must be a high-efficiency household appliances, furnaces and air-conditioning systems
- Congress authorized $300 million for the program earlier this year as part of the federal economic-stimulus bill.
- Appliances covered by the program include dishwashers, washing machines and refrigerators. They must carry Energy Star ratings, to show they meet energy-efficiency standards set by the Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy.
- Best part, you don't have to trade in your old appliances, unlike the cash-for-clunkers program!
Well, that's all she wrote for now because, well, that's all we know. When more comes out we'll be sure and give you the heads up on what's up.