Puget Sound Energy is seeking old, inefficient refrigerators and clothes washers and to replace with a limited number of Energy Star qualified models – for free. PSE also will remove the old appliances when it delivers the new one.
New models will be up to four times more efficient and can save customers $200 a year on their energy bill.
In order to qualify, customers must own the old appliance and have residential PSE electric service. Replacement refrigerators are a basic white, single-door, top-freezer model. Replacement clothes washers come in top and front load options.
For an old refrigerator to qualify for free replacement, it should be:
Manufactured on or before 1992 and currently in working condition
10 to 30 cubic feet in size
The primary food storage in the kitchen
Plugged into a properly grounded (3 prong) outlet
For an old clothes washer to qualify for free replacement, it should be:
Manufactured in 1997 or before and in working condition
Connected to an electric water heater and used with an electric dryer
Connected to a properly functioning water hose
Plugged into a properly grounded (3-prong) outlet
Customers can figure out the age of their appliance by checking inside the door or on the back for a label with the year it was manufactured, or by visiting http://www.appliance411.com/service/date-code.php.
Those who are interested can learn if they qualify by calling 1-877-341-2314, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. More information can be found at pse.com/appliancereplacement.