The state's effort to boost the purchase of new energy-efficient refrigerators and washing machines produced plenty of buyers.
Across New York, $3.5 million in Stimulus funds was handed out in rebates to push the purchase of more than 13,000 washers and refrigerators, according to NYSERDA Assistant Communications Director Dayle Zatlin.
Over $300,000 of the rebates have been distributed locally.
"Erie is one of our largest participating counties. We had over a thousand applications from Erie County," Zatlin said.