Habitat for Humanity affiliates in DE team up for refrigerator replacement program

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October 01, 2020
 All three Delaware Habitat for Humanity affiliates and their ReStores have joined forces—and they are looking to make a big difference in energy consumption. Thanks to a $500,000 empowerment grant from Energize Delaware, 450 Delmarva Power households in the state will receive a brand-new, ENERGY STAR certified refrigerator for just $50, and the affiliate in their county will even take away the old appliance to be recycled.
 
Refrigerators are typically the largest energy drain in a residential household, consuming about 1/6 of the total amount each month. This statewide collaboration will result in a savings of approximately 432,875 kWh over the 18-month grant period, while delivering an average yearly savings of $127 for qualified Delmarva customers.
 
Applications open October 1, 2020. To qualify, homeowners or renters must: • Earn no more than 60% of the state’s median income • Be a Delmarva residential electric customer • Have a refrigerator manufactured before December 2013 • And agree to have your old unit removed by Habitat staff upon delivery of the new one.
 
“Our three affiliates are committed to serving Delaware and collaborating for impact. We believe that all people deserve to have a decent and affordable place to live. Affordability includes a manageable electric bill.” —Kevin L. Smith, CEO HFH of New Castle County

For more information and to download the application, visit habitatncc.org/fridge.
 
Habitat for Humanity ReStore New Castle County 3312 Seminole Ave Wilmington, DE 19808 www.habitatncc.org rrp@habitatncc.org 302.652.5181
 
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Central Delaware (Kent County) 2311 S. DuPont Highway Dover, DE 19901 www.centraldelawarehabitat.org rrp@centraldelawarehabitat.org 302.346.0220
 
Habitat for Humanity ReStore Sussex County P.O. Box 759 Georgetown, DE 19947 www.sussexcountyhabitat.org rrp@sussexcountyhabitat.org 302
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