Samsung lists 8 current models that qualify for Appliance Stimulus Package Rebates and the Energy Star website lists and additional 25 models or model series of washing machines that are discontinued models or, new models. In order to qualify for the Appliance Stimulus Rebates the washing machine must be Energy Star Rated which then makes them eligible for purchasers to receive rebates of $50 – 200 dollars depending on the details of your states Appliance Stimulus Rebate Program. The Appliance Stimulus Package is part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act which as part its goals is to lower our energy consumption with appliances that will help lessen our dependence on foreign energy and help protect our environment.
With the average American family washing 400 loads of wash per year the average family can expect to lower their energy costs for clothes washing by 1/3, and their water usage by 1/2″. The average family can expect a savings of about $135 each year while using 17 gallons less water per load. Another benefit is the Energy Star Washers are front-loading machines so your clothes will last longer without being beat up by the agitator and more clothes can fit into each load. The largest saving will be in the electrical usage where spin speeds over 1,000 RPM leave the clothes almost dry at the end of the wash cycle, yielding a tremendous savings in dryer run times. With almost 70% of our nations electrical energy supply coming from burning fossil fuels these washers can help lower greenhouse gas emissions.
The 8 current Samsung washing machine models listed by Samsung include:
- A 4.5 cu. ft. steam washer model #’s WF448AAW in neat white for $1,399.99 MSRP, and WF448AAP in stainless platinum for $1499.99 MSRP.
- A 4.0 cu. ft. washer model #’s WF328AAW in neat white for $999.99 MSRP, WF328AAR in tango red for $1099.99 MSRP, and WF328AAG in status gray for $1099.99 MSRP.
- A 4.0 cu. ft. washer model #’s WF218ANW in neat white for $799.99 MSRP, and WF218ANB in breakwater blue for $899.99 MSRP.
- A 4.0 cu. ft. washer model # WF209ANW in neat white for $699.99 MSRP.
The additional models listed by Energy Star which may or, may not be available include: WF-J1254, WF203***, WF206***, WF219***, WF229***, WF306*A*, WF306BHW, WF306LAW, WF316***, WF317***, WF326LAS, WF326LAW, WF337***, WF338***, WF407***, WF409, WF419, WF428***, WF438***, WFXD5200UC, WFXD5201UC, WFXD5202UC, WFXD8400UC, WFXD840AUC, and WM10S160UC.
You can find the Samsung Energy Star washing machine models at many locations including Lowe’s, Best Buy, and Sears.