Particularly in view of the rise in electricity prices, more and more people are paying attention to the energy efficiency classes of electrical appliances. Old household appliances in particular, such as refrigerators, washing machines or dishwashers, consume significantly more energy than newer appliances. The city of Stuttgart is now paying a subsidy of up to 150 euros for new, efficient appliances as part of its “Appliance Replacement Campaign.”
Stuttgart promotes new household appliances with up to 150 euros
Refrigerators, washing machines or dishwashers that are more than 12 years old and consume significantly more electricity than current appliances can be replaced as part of the city of Stuttgart’s “appliance exchange campaign,” with buyers enjoying a premium of up to 150 euros for a new, efficient appliance.
One communicates on the own Internet side. “So you save cash and make a real contribution to climate protection,” writes the city of Stuttgart.
Old refrigerators, freezers, washing machines and dishwashers are unnecessary power guzzlers and thus produce several hundred euros in electricity costs per year. At the same time, they additionally burden the environment through continuous use.
According to the city’s contribution, an old refrigerator and freezer combination can account for up to 20 percent of a household’s total electricity consumption. If one exchanges this however against a newer model with higher efficiency class, annually on the average 80 euro and 130 kilograms CO2 could be saved.
Appliance exchange campaign: apply for funding
As part of the new appliance exchange program, residents of the city of Stuttgart can now secure up to 150 euros in premiums. Refrigerators, fridge-freezers, freezers, freezers, washing machines and dishwashers are eligible.
The application form and the guidelines are thereby directly on the Website of the city einseh- and callable. Theoretically, a subsidy of up to 50 percent of the purchase price is possible, although the subsidy is capped at 150 euros per application.
Buyers first make an advance payment and pay the full purchase price, after which the subsidy can be submitted to the city of Stuttgart.