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Refrigerator Exchange Program - Available April - September, 2014
New No-Cost Energy Star Refrigerators!
Available to Low- and Moderate-income Households!

The Refrigerator Exchange Program (REP), a special initiative of Frederick County ‘s Green Homes Challenge, will provide eligible customers with a free, brand new, energy efficient, ENERGY STAR® rated refrigerator in exchange for a qualified less efficient model manufactured in or before 2001. All exchanged refrigerators will be collected and recycled in a comprehensive and environmentally-sound manner by JACO Environmental, Inc. This program, funded through grants from the Maryland Energy Administration, will help the state meet its goal of reducing per-capita energy use by 15% by 2015.

Available Whirlpool brand models include:

Size

Color

SKU #

Efficiency Rating

15 cu ft

Black

W5TXEWFWB

ENERGY STAR

15 cu ft

White

W5TXEWFWQ

ENERGY STAR

18 cu ft

Black

W8TXEGFYB

ENERGY STAR

18 cu ft

White

W8TXEGFYQ

ENERGY STAR

19 cu ft

Black

WRT359SFYB

CEE Tier 3

19 cu ft

White

WRT359SFYW

CEE Tier 3

21 cu ft

Black

WRT371SZBB

CEE Tier 3

21 cu ft

White

WRT371SZBW

CEE Tier 3



 Eligibility:
 Refrigerator

To apply, select the appropriate application form below and follow instructions in the application.

Click Here for Application for Low- or Moderate-Income Homeowners or Renters

Click Here for Application for Property Owners or Managers of Multi-Family Housing for Low- or Moderate-Income Households

Questions? Email Lisa Orr at

  • You must be a Frederick County resident, or a landlord/property manager serving low-to-moderate income County residents.
  • Your, or your tenant's, primary refrigerator must be a 2001 model or older, a minimum of 14 cubit feet in size, and fully operational.
  • You must be a registered participant in Frederick County's Green Homes Challenge. Get started!
  • Your, or your tenant's, total household income must be less than 85% of median income for Frederick County based on family size. If your total annual income is less that the incomes listed below for your household size, your are eligible:
         

1-Person Household

2-Person Household

3-Person Household

4-Person Household

5-Person Household

6-Person Household

7-Person Household

8-Person Household

$63,900

$73,000

$82,100

$91,200

$98,500

$105,800

$113,150

$120,450


 Rationale:

Do you have high electric bills? An older refrigerator could be a big part of the problem,  especially because refrigerators run  all day and all night.  Refrigerators manufactured before 2001 use a lot more energy than today’s Energy Star models.

In the past 10 years alone, refrigerators have become 50% more efficient! Using an Energy Star®  refrigerator over 10 years could save your family $500 - $2,000 depending on the age of your current refrigerator. To calculate your savings more accurately, try out this Energy Star  Refrigerator Retirement Savings Calculator.



 

  Fridge Energy Use Graph