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Lowes, the nation’s largest manufacturer of refrigerators, said Tuesday that it was offering customers an $80 rebate on all refrigerant and gas-fired electric refrigerators sold through its online store, Walmart, as well as its retail outlets.
The rebate is available to people in the 48 contiguous states and the District of Columbia, and it applies to all the refrigerators Lowes sells.
The offer includes the following types of refrigerant: 1,3-D, 3,5-D and 4-Pellet.
Lowes also said it was working with Walmart to get consumers a rebate on the sale of gas-powered electric refrigerants, which it said it has a long history of delivering to stores.
Walmart spokesman Greg Williams said the company will be evaluating its rebate offer in the coming weeks.
Walmart spokeswoman Susan Roush said the retailer is evaluating the rebate offer, and has not yet decided whether to extend the offer.
Walmart has been pushing its suppliers to lower the prices of its products.
Last year, the company lowered prices on its gas-electric refrigerators by $20 per gallon and said it is reducing the price of its refrigerant by $30 per gallon.
Lowes and other retailers have been lobbying for the lower prices, saying the companies are selling less refrigerant than they need.
In recent years, the cost of refrigerants has dropped dramatically in the United States, thanks to technology advances, cheaper refrigerant suppliers and better manufacturing practices.
Lowest prices on gas-charged refrigerators have dropped to $1 per gallon in 2015 from $1.70 in 2005.
Gas-fired refrigerators cost $1 more per gallon last year, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration.
But that trend will continue.
Walmart’s rebates are available for any eligible Lowes store, but it is not yet clear how many Lowes stores offer the rebate.
The retailer’s online store is available for people in 48 contiguous U.N. member states and Washington, D.C. The retailer said it would work with the rebate program’s sponsors to get the rebate extended.
“As a part of our commitment to delivering affordable products to Walmart shoppers, Lowes will be providing a rebate of up to $80 on the retail price of all Lowes refrigerants purchased through its website, Walmart,” Williams said in a statement.
Walmart is also offering $1 off gas- and electric-powered refrigerators for people with an existing Walmart credit card.
Walmart has been a leader in cutting the cost and availability of refrigerated products, including by offering a variety of cheaper brands in stores.
More than a third of the refrigerant used in refrigeration is produced by the United Technologies Corp. plant in Warren, Ohio.
U.T.C.’s chief executive officer said last year that it had lowered its cost of making refrigerants from $7 per gallon to $3.
Walmart said it will also offer a rebate to Walmart customers who buy its refrigerators through its grocery and convenience store channels.