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Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Programs

Redwood City supports two rebate programs for customers that purchase qualifying, high-efficiency clothes washing machines.  The two programs are differentiated by customer type – Residential or Commercial.

High-efficiency washing machines deliver excellent performance while reducing water use and energy consumption by up to 50% over conventional top-loading washers.  The average household can save up to 5,100 gallons of water and reduce their energy bill by $78 per year.

Residential Customers

Redwood City’s water customers are eligible for a $150 rebate if they purchase and install a new “Energy Star” clothes washer. Customers must meet the following conditions:

  1. A Redwood City customer must purchase the washer.
  2. The washer must be installed in a Redwood City residence prior to applying for the rebate.
  3. The washer must be new and purchased at a retail price.
  4. The washer must remain in the customer’s household for at least one year.
Rebates are limited to one per household.  Resale or lease/rental units are ineligible.  Redwood City reserves the right to verify eligibility and installation of the clothes washer.  Please refer to the Washing Machine Rebate Program (residential) (pdf, 718 KB) brochure for more detailed information.

Commercial Customers

Redwood City has partnered with the LightWash program to offer $450 rebates for the installation of qualified high-efficiency commercial clothes washers in our service area. This offer is valid until December 31, 2005 or until funds run out.  Eligible customers include:
  • Multi-family properties or institutions with a common area laundry facility
  • Businesses with on-premise laundry facilities
  • Coin laundry operations
There is no limit on the number of rebates per customer and rebates apply to both purchased and leased equipment. Rebates are paid to the water utility customer account holder.  Applications, a list of qualifying washers and more detailed information is available at or toll free at 866-307-WASH (9274).  LightWash is funded by Redwood City and by California energy utility ratepayers under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.  Please take advantage of this water, energy and moneysaving opportunity while funds last!

If you own or manage properties outside of Redwood City, you may be eligible for rebates through other participating utilities.

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