Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County has initiated a statewide effort to provide new, energy-efficient refrigerators to low-income Delmarva customers in Delaware.
Working in collaboration with affiliates in Sussex County and Central Delaware, Habitat is piloting a statewide refrigerator replacement program conducted through all three ReStores. The ReStore Refrigerator Replacement Program is made possible through a $500,000 Energize Delaware Empowerment Grant.
Statewide, Habitat expects to provide 450 low-income Delmarva customers with an Energy Star-certified refrigerator during the course of the program. About one in seven Delaware families is cost-burdened when it comes to paying for utilities. By providing applicants with an energy-efficient refrigerator, this collaboration will help reduce energy bills and improve quality of life.
“The ReStore Refrigerator Replacement Program is an incredible opportunity for qualifying Delmarva customers to receive a new refrigerator for just $50. Applications are available in the ReStores and on the Habitat website, habitatncc.org,” said ReStore Director Bob Caguin.
By saving an estimated 432,875 kWhs over an 18-month period, the program is expected to ease the burden of low-income households by producing an annual savings of $127 for qualified applicants.
Applicants who qualify can expect their local affiliate to deliver their new Energy Star refrigerator and remove their old refrigerator for recycling. For more information, go to habitatncc.org/restore/refrigerator-replacement-program/.