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Tuesday, January 26, 2010
Benton Harbor-based Whirlpool Corp. said Monday that it had launched an easy-to-use rebate finder tool on three of its brand Web sites -- Whirlpool, Maytag and KitchenAid.
As a manufacturer and marketer of more than 300 Energy Star-qualified major appliances in the United States and Canada, Whirlpool created the tool to help consumers navigate and make the most of the "Cash for Appliances" rebate program.
By entering a local zip code and appliance type, the online tool instantly informs the consumer of the amount of applicable state rebates through the federal program. While rebate terms and eligible products vary greatly, many states offer generous rebates for qualified washers, dishwashers and refrigerators. Additionally, the rebate finder will provide information on rebates from a consumer's local utility company if available.
"Cash for Appliances" is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a Department of Energy program providing nearly $300 million to fund state-run rebate programs for consumer purchases of new Energy Star-qualified appliances.
"The 'Cash for Appliances' program is a great incentive for consumers to purchase new, energy-efficient appliances and retire their energy draining older appliances," said Warwick Stirling, Whirlpool global director of energy and sustainability. "The rebate on the purchase of a new Energy Star-qualified appliance is just the beginning of the savings. Ultimately, it's an investment that will provide monthly savings on utility bills and benefit the environment through reduced energy and water use."
Whirlpool brand leads the industry with the Resource Saver refrigerator, the most energy efficient side-by-side ever. It exceeds federal energy standards by 30 percent and consumes less energy annually than a 60-watt light bulb under continuous operation. According to the Energy Star program, by replacing any refrigerator made before 1993 with a new Energy Star-qualified model, consumers can save up to $65 per year in operating costs.
Energy Star-qualified washers are leaders in energy and water savings. Replacing a traditional top-load washer made before 2000 with a new Energy Star model can save consumers up to $135 per year according to the DOE. Whirlpool Corporation offers both front- and top-load high-efficiency washers. The Whirlpool brand Duet front-load washer (model WFW9700V) uses 74 percent less water and 80 less energy saving up to $1,000 in lifetime water and energy costs. The Maytag Bravos top-load washer can save the consumer up to $900 in lifetime water and energy costs.
Whirlpool has been an Energy Star partner since 1998, most recently earning the Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award four in years in a row (2006-2009). This award is the most prestigious by the Energy Star program and given only to select organizations that have exhibited outstanding, ongoing leadership in their industries.
Visit http://www.whirlpool.com, www.maytag.com or www.kitchenaid.com for more information. For detailed state-by-state information, visit the federal Web site at www.energysavers.gov and click on "state appliance rebate program."
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I gave up on fixing the dishwasher last night. Totally gave up.
Trying to fix my dishwasher, I realized that it was beyond my capabilities. From what I could determine, the solenoid that controls the inlet valve was either obstructed or totally gone. This was characterized by water not spraying into the dishwasher evenly and then finally, not at all. Needless to say, this was beyond my mechanical capabilities and I scheduled Sears Blue Service to come out and fix it for me. and - I used the 10% Sears Appliance Repair coupon below (click through and schedule to activate)
No matter what you need repair for — from freezers to furnaces — Sears Blue Service Crew can handle it. And for a limited time, they will handle it for less.
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Schedule service today and you’ll get 10% off any completed repair. Just click through this link and schedule your service online and you can save on any repair.
10% off the regular price of your next completed in-home repair service (parts and labor). Not applicable to prior purchases. Not valid in connection with other coupons, offers or preseason specials. One discount per purchase. Void where prohibited by law. Any other use constitutes fraud. Cash value 1/20 cent. Sears Appliance Repair Coupon. Sears Repair Coupons.
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Monday, January 4, 2010
Below are a few links to recall information from various appliance manufacturers:
For a more inclusive appliance recall list, click here
U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission appliance recalls since 1986:
Labels: Appliance Recalls
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