(PROCTORVILLE, NC) -- North Carolina is more energy efficient today than just a few weeks ago and working families are enjoying considerable savings thanks to the efforts of Sen. Michael Walters. The state's first ENERGY STAR Appliance Rebate and Replacement Program, April 22-25, sparked huge interest, including in Robeson County.
The program offers consumers a rebate to replace older refrigerators, freezers, washing machines and dishwaters with Energy Star-rated items. Energy Star rates appliances based on the amount of energy used. For example, Energy Star-rated refrigerators use half the electricity of pre-1995 models.
The North Carolina Energy Office estimated that consumers would purchase 49,960 Energy Star products during the April program. Instead, the number soared to 54,400 (and $46.4 million in sales). Rebate savings to Robeson County amount to a total of $32,170 based on reports for the NC Energy Office.
"Clearly, the energy efficiency program hit a nerve with consumers looking to save money and make our state and country more energy independent," Sen. Walters says.
For more information, please contact Sen. Walters at 910-628-7075.