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1 December, 2023

Time running out for rebate

TIME is running out to buy energy efficient appliances and get up to $1000 back through the $44 million State Climate Smart Energy Savers initiative.

Time running out for rebate - feature photo

Washing machines have been the most popular appliance purchased through the program, totalling about 35% of approved rebates, while refrigerators accounted for 30% and dishwashers accounted for 16%.

In the Cairns region, which includes Mareeba and the Tablelands, the program has delivered 223 new air conditioners, 396 washing machines, 96 clothes dryers, and 226 dishwashers.

The program offers cash back of up to $1000 on a range of appliances with energy-efficiency ratings of 4 stars or better.

Householders who make the switch to energy efficient appliances can expect to slash their energy bills by about $102 on average each year, while also reducing their greenhouse gas emissions by about 0.27 tonnes CO2-e.

Locals have just under one week left to purchase new appliances and install air conditioners and hot water systems, to be eligible for the rebate.

For those still wanting to apply, plug-in appliances such as dryers, dishwashers, washing machines and refrigerators must be purchased on or before 4 December.

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