Incentives for Efficient Appliances

Not ready to make huge investments to reduce your energy use? We get it. So does government. That’s why there are incentives for lightbulbs and appliances, making a Planetarian choice even more appetizing and affordable. 

Many of these incentives are available as point-of-purchase rebates at the store, others are mail-in rebates. Easy-peasy.  

And since you pay into the system through taxes and utilities, you may as well take advantage of them. 

The EnergyStar program certifies the most efficient appliances in each category. So, not only will you  get a rebate, but you’ll also have lower energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint

Commonly rebated appliances include:

  • Lightbulbs.
  • Refrigerators.
  • Freezers.
  • Air Conditioners.
  • Clothes Washers.
  • Clothes Dryers. 
  • Dishwashers. 
  • Dehumidifiers.
  • Pool Pumps.
  • Room Air Cleaners.  
  • Ceiling Fans.

To find out what’s available in your zip-code, go to this EnergyStar site.


Laura & Gil

Our friends Laura & Gil Richardson are, in their own words, “imperfect” but they are much further down this Planetarian path than anyone I know. They are a treasure trove of sustainable living inspiration and we’ve asked them to share one simple swap per week that they’ve made (and the products they love) in hopes it might inspire you to make them, too.


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