07-21-09 Appliance Rebate. Utah is eligible to receive more than $2.6 million for a state-run rebate program for consumers to purchase qualified energy-efficient home appliances with Energy Star ratings, the United States Energy Dept. has announced. The state could see part of the funding as early as August. Appliances consume a huge amount of electricity, so there's enormous potential to save energy, save families money, and directly stimulate the economy and create jobs.
05-12-10 Appliance Rebate now in effect. The Utah State Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program will provide rebates of $30 to $300 to those who purchase energy-efficient clothes washers, room air conditioners, water heaters, or furnaces. Go to cashforappliancesutah.com. Questar, at www.thermwise.com, and Rocky Mountain Power, at homeenergysavings.net, also offer rebates on part of purchase costs. Shop for appliances carefully, not all qualify for these rebates.
07-23-09 Earnings Report Whirlpool Corp., whose brands include Maytag and KitchenAid, reported a significant drop in second quarter consumer demand as revenue dropped 18 percent. Second quarter profit dropped 33 percent, though results were better than analysts expected, and the company brightened its full-year forecast.
11-16-11 Whirlpool hits the big 1-0-0! The appliance manufacturing giant recaps some of it's milestones as it nears it's 100 year anniversary. www.whirlpoolcorp.com/100. 1948 — The Nineteen Hundred Corporation successfully launches the first Whirlpool brand name automatic washing machine. 1975 — Whirlpool plays a key role in crafting U.S. Energy Policy and Conservation Act. 1986 — Whirlpool purchases the iconic KitchenAid brand. 2003 — Whirlpool Corporation becomes the world's first appliance manufacturer to set a global greenhouse gas reduction target.
07-30-09 Recession Easing The economy is beginning to show signs of stabilizing in some U. S. regions, boosting hopes of a broader-based recovery this year. A Federal Reserve report shows that in most regions the recession was easing or that activity had "begun to stabilize, albeit at a low level".
11-16-11 Remodeling Improves In a recent HousingZone.com article, the September Build-Fax Remodeling Index reports continued nationwide record-setting pace, according to permits issued. September's level of remodeling activity was the highest since BuildFax introduced the index in 2004 and the 23rd straight month of increases. "Mortgage rates continue to be near record lows, and as homeowners from coast to coast refinance, they are continuing to update their current home and invest in their properties," said Joe Emison, Vice President of Research and Development at BuildFax. "The data from BuildFax show that homeowners are not only doing important 'maintenance' projects, such as fixing their roof, but also taking on projects that add to the ‘livability’ of their homes by adding decks, remodeling their bathrooms and updating their kitchens. These are immediate fixes they will enjoy and that potential buyers look for." Here are the most popular types of residential remodeling projects since 2006: roofs - 21%; decks - 9%; bathrooms - 7%; garages - 6%; kitchens - 5%; basements - 3%.