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Bosch home appliances

December 04, 2009 13:49 ET

Bosch Magnifies Impact of State Appliance Rebate Programs

U.S. Consumers Can Save Money Year-Round by Checking for All Available Incentives on the Bosch Rebate Resource Center

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA--(Marketwire - December 4, 2009) - This week, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) approved the first wave of the 56 individual rebate programs that were submitted for the State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program (SEEARP). Bosch home appliances, the DOE's 2009 Energy Star Partner of the Year for Appliances, welcomed the news and announced plans to help consumers make the most of the program.

To help consumers find information about SEEARP rebates and the additional manufacturer, retailer and local rebates that are available throughout the year, Bosch created the Bosch Rebate Resource Center: www.boschappliancerebates.com.

"The state rebate programs will give an incredible boost to American consumers and the appliance industry by putting appliance rebates into the national conversation," said John Farley, senior brand and environmental marketing manager, Bosch home appliances. "The Bosch Rebate Resource Center was created to help consumers year-round, including people who need to replace their appliances now and can't wait until the new state rebates take effect; consumers who want the best possible deal during their state's program; and consumers who enter the market long after their state's program is over."

Timing for each plan will vary state-by-state, as will the energy efficient appliances that are eligible for rebates. Most of the announced states are offering considerable rebates towards the purchase of ENERGY STAR-qualified clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigeration and freezers. A few states are limiting their programs to low income or rural applicants, while others are restricting their rebates to heating and cooling appliances.

Thankfully, consumers in all states may be eligible for other rebates, so they can save money upfront when they want to buy their ENERGY STAR-qualified kitchen and laundry appliances, and enjoy savings throughout the lifetime of the product thanks to reduced energy and water bills. Bosch currently has several rebate programs available for the purchase of select ENERGY STAR-qualified Bosch appliances, including:

--  Up to $200 in rebates on the purchase of Vision washers (through
    December 31, 2009)
--  Up to $300 in rebates on the purchase of Linea refrigerator (through
    December 31, 2009)
    

The Bosch Rebate Resource Center also includes rebates for energy saving appliances in categories not covered by the ENERGY STAR program, including:

--  Up to $150 in rebates on the purchase of Bosch Free Standing Range
    packages (through December 31, 2009)
    

For complete information on SEEARP, manufacturer, retailer and utility rebates that are available now, visit the Bosch Rebate Resource Center. As the SEEARP plans are approved, state-specific information will also be on DOE's Energy Savers Web site: www.energysavers.gov/rebates.

About Bosch

Bosch home appliances is part of BSH Bosch and Siemens Home Appliance Group, the third largest appliance manufacturer in the world. Known worldwide for raising standards in appliance efficiency and quietness, Bosch is the only US appliance manufacturer with entire product lines of ENERGY STAR® qualified dishwashers, washers and refrigeration. With US headquarters in Huntington Beach, CA, the company operates an appliance park in New Bern, North Carolina comprised of state-of-the-art factories for washers, dryers, dishwashers, ranges, ovens and cooktops.

For more information, visit www.bosch-home.com/us, or call 800.921.9622 to request a catalog.

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