Governor Crist signs bill creating energy-efficient rebate program
Florida Gov. Charlie Crist has signed a bill that creates a rebate program for energy-efficient appliances.
Crist says the rebate program will “help Floridians buy appliances at discount rates, lower utility costs and benefit Florida businesses by stimulating sales of energy-efficient appliances.”
Under the bill, the Florida Energy and Climate Commission (FECC) will be authorized to manage the Energy-efficient Appliance Rebate Program. The FECC says Florida will be eligible to receive at least $18 million in federal funds to implement the rebate program.
Here’s what Florida residents can expect to save on new appliances that are covered under the rebate program:
- Refrigerators, $290
- Washers, freezers, dishwashers, $200
- Room air conditioners, $65
- Humidifiers, $40
For more information, visit www.MyFloridaClimate.com.