Monday, September 14, 2009

Cash for Clunkers and Appliances... Gone Wild!

That's right, this is just like the government's cash for clunkers. Now you can also turn in your old appliance and get a government rebate for a new one. So if you have a fridge or dryer that doesn't work very well, here's your chance to replace it! Below is a handy list of what the life expectancy is for various appliances around the house.

• AC units: 8 - 15 yrs.
• Dishwashers: 5 - 12 yrs.
• Disposals: 5 - 12 yrs.
• Dryers: 8 - 12 yrs.
• Furnaces: 8 - 12 yrs.
• Refrigerators: 15 - 20 yrs.
• Stoves: 15 - 20 yrs.
• Washers: 8 - 12 yrs.
• Water Heaters: 8 - 12 yrs.

What about small appliances, like old toasters, coffee brewers and blenders? Na, I guess it needs to be something big.

Kinda makes you wonder... What else will the government give us cash for next? Maybe our old lawnmowers, snow blowers or that nasty old generator?

Will the government perhaps start helping small business owners by giving them rebates on their old printers and computers?

If this keeps going on, we might have to rename Uncle Sam to Uncle Santa!
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