Hi all, Just an FYI: using federal stimulus money, in April, for 10 days only, Florida will give consumers a 20% rebate on the purchase of new appliances which meet certain criteria; if you send an old appliance of the same type to the dump, you can get an additional $75 as well. here's a brief description: "FLORIDA ENERGY STAR APPLIANCE REBATE PROGRAM Florida's ENERGY STAR appliance rebate program will focus on replacing products in the Florida home that provide the state with the most energy and water savings and that are not already covered by a state or large utility program. Products eligible for Florida's rebate program are only new appliances purchased in the State of Florida for personal use by the consumer. Florida will offer a 20 percent rebate off the retail price of a new qualified ENERGY STAR appliance. Rebates only apply to the purchase of the appliance and not to delivery or installation costs. Rebates shall be available only for the following ENERGY STAR certified appliances and products: gas tank-less water heaters, clothes washers, refrigerators, dishwashers, room air-conditioners and freezers. This program is available to all Florida residents through a mail-in rebate application and will launch April 16, 2010, and conclude April 25, 2010. It is timed to coincide with Florida's Earth Day Activities." The web site giving all the details is at: http://www.myfloridaclimate.com/climate_quick_links/florida_energy_climate_c ommission/arra_funding_and_opportunities/energy_efficient_appliance_rebate_1 7_585_466 You must make the purchase during this 10-day period. there is a limit of only one rebate, per appliance type, per address, and a total limit of $1500 per address. Also, the state only has so many dollars available for rebates, and if they run out, you are not guaranteed to receive a rebate (although as I read it, they don't seem to expect to run out). hth, Chip Check out the TABI resource web page at http://acorange.home.comcast.net/TABI and please make suggestions for new material. if you'd like to unsubscribe you can do so through the freelists.org web interface, or by sending an email to the address tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with the word "unsubscribe" in the subject.