In 2017 Concord is providing an energy saving initiative thru the Cooler Concord Program to help Concord residents reduce their energy footprints by starting to use clotheslines instead of wasting energy using electric or gas clothes dryers. The goal is to get more people using clothes lines to dry all or parts of their laundry loads.
How the Program Works:
If you would like to install a clothesline and reduce your energy use this way.
1.) Please go to a local hardware provider that sells clothesline dryers (See some of the links below.) We recommend a common rotary crown or umbrella type clothes line dryer as one of the simpler designs
2.) Choose and purchase a recommended clothes line product.
3.) Either install it yourself or contact a local handyman or contractor to do it for you. (See Concord venders below that have been contacted about this program. And see the clothesline dryer base install video.)
4.) Print out the enclosed Clothesline Installation Rebate Form
5.) Submit it along with your product purchase bills and installation bill by mail to:
Cooler Concord Rebates
Concord Municipal Light Plant
c/o Pam Cady
P.O. Box 1029, Concord, MA 01742
or to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Town of Concord is offering a rebate for residents who install clotheslines or drying racks in their homes or outdoor spaces.
Residents may receive up to $100 for the purchase of equipment that replaces or reduces the use of electric clothes dryers. The rebate may cover the cost of the equipment and installation if applicable, with a cap of $100.
Eligible Equipment for Rebate:
This rebate includes the purchase of any equipment that may be used to hang clothes as a substitute for electric drying. This includes clotheslines or drying racks, such as outdoor umbrella racks or indoor laundry racks.
Applicants must include the following materials along with the completed Rebate Application form:
1) Receipt for equipment purchase.
2) If applicable, invoice for installation of equipment cost was below $100.
Example Clothesline Line Dryers
Home Depot: Crown Bolt, Outdoor Clothesline Dryer. $39.97
Model # 41135, Internet #203208072, Store SKU #217667
Home Depot: Crown Bolt, Outdoor Clothesline Dryer Product Overview:
For outdoor use, the Everbilt outdoor umbrella clothes dryer has approximately 197 lin. ft. of drying space. This alternative to a mechanical clothes dryer conserves energy and saves money. Lightweight aluminum construction with plastic lines is corrosion and mildew resistant. When fully opened, the width is 104 in. and height is 84 in. Comes with 24 bonus wood clothespins. This clothes dryer must be installed into the ground outside-instructions included.
- Adjustable drying height
- Adjustable line tension
- Completely assembled
- Easy to open, close, fold and store
Specs for Suggested Clothesline installation:
|Product Depth (in.)||104||Product Width (in.)||104|
|Product Height (in.)||76|
|Material||Polypropylene||Storage Product Type||Clotheslines and Drying Racks|
Example Concord Area Handyman type contractors who will support the Cooler Concord Clothesline Install Program:
Here is a YouTube Video teach you how to install the base of the new Clothesline.
It involves pouring a simple concrete base for the clothesline dryer to support the clothesline.
Additional materials needed:
- Bag of Concrete.
- shovel, duct tape, bucket, concrete, level, trowel, tape measure, gloves,, googles, ruler
Estimated time to install:
- Approximately one hour.