Barnstable, MA (June 1, 2017) — Recycling your old, inefficient dehumidifier and upgrading to an ENERGY STAR® certified model is a simple way to beat the humidity without wasting energy. Certified models use over 25% less energy than non-certified dehumidifiers. The savings is even more if you have an older unit that doesn’t pull moisture from the air as effectively as it used to, which means by upgrading you’ll better protect your home from dampness while also saving on energy costs.
This June, Cape Light Compact is partnering with local appliance stores on Cape Cod to offer residential electric customers on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard a $30 rebate for recycling old, working dehumidifiers.1 To be eligible, customers must turn in a dehumidifier at one of the three events listed below. Only two dehumidifiers per residential electric account will receive a rebate.
“Not only will replacing these old appliances save on household energy consumption, but residents will be able to dispose of these bulky appliances in an environmentally responsible way,” says Maggie Downey of Cape Light Compact. Dehumidifiers contain refrigerant, which can be a greenhouse gas and ozone-depleting substance. Recycling old dehumidifiers both ensures the refrigerant is safely handled, preventing it from polluting the ground and air, and keeps recyclable metal and plastic out of landfills.
Events will be held as follows:
Friday June 16, 2017 9:00am - 1:00pm
Mid-Cape Home Centers
465 Route 134, South Dennis, MA 02660
Saturday June 17, 2017 9:00am – 2:00pm
249 Teaticket Highway, East Falmouth, MA 02536
Saturday June 24, 2017 10:00am - 2:00pm
136 Route 6A, Orleans, MA 02360
To take advantage of this limited-time program, customers must:
As an added benefit, customers who choose to purchase a new ENERGY STAR® certified dehumidifier may be eligible for an additional $30 rebate if they purchase that qualifying unit by December 31, 2017. To learn more about recycling your old unit and upgrading to an ENERGY STAR® certified model, please visit www.MassSave.com/DehumidifierTurnIn.
1 To be considered working, dehumidifiers must turn on when plugged in. The Cape Light Compact is planning additional turn-in events for September on Martha’s Vineyard.