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ENERGY STAR Appliances

MEC is proud to partner with ENERGY STAR to promote energy efficient products and practices that save money and protect our environment.

Each new appliance purchased comes with two price tags: the initial purchase price and what you pay for the energy and water it uses. ENERGY STAR qualified appliances incorporate advanced technologies that use 10–50% less energy and water than standard models. ENERGY STAR appliances reduce your costs for both electricity and water, thus saving you money on your utility bills as well as reducing negative effects on our environment. Please visit the ENERGY STAR website as a supplement to the following useful information.


ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers use up to 40% less energy and 50% less water than non-ENERGY STAR® models. While potential savings may be significant in terms of dollars annually, ENERGY STAR clothes washer can save up to 6,000 gallons of water per year — more than most people will drink in their lifetime. In addition, ENERGY STAR clothes washers can increase the life of your clothes.


ENERGY STAR® certified dryers use 20 percent less energy than conventional models without sacrificing features or performance. They do this by using innovative energy saving technologies, such as moisture sensors that detect when clothes are dry, and automatically shut the dryer off. Many ENERGY STAR dryers also include convenient features, such as steam cycles that can help save time on ironing clothes by preventing wrinkles.


Currently, MEC offers rebates for ENERGY STAR clothes washers ranging from $30-$35. ENERGY STAR clothes dryers currently qualify for a $50 rebate. If you purchase a qualifying ENERGY STAR washer or dryer, download and complete our rebate form and submit to our office with a copy of the sales receipt or similar proof of purchase. Proof of purchase should include the purchase date, manufacturer and model number of the appliance (incentives will not be processed without this information).

Download an Appliance Rebate Form (PDF)

Complete Online Appliance Rebate form