I'm going to give you a quick summary of the original Hebrew article about this program.
About 35,000 energy efficient units were made available to the public at a subsidized price with the trade-in of an old, inefficient unit.
Because of the success of the program, an additional 2500 medium size and larger size units were made available as well.
To qualify, the old unit being traded in must be 7 yrs old or older, attached to a wall, and in working condition. The subsidized price of a replacement unit will be between 800 - 1800 shekels lower than the retail price. All replacement units in this program have an energy efficiency rating of A or B, and have a 3 year warranty.
To participate in this program, customers should call one of the participating providers:
Tadiran Group 1-700-50-30-11 *
Family Line Marketing 03-5114222
Tornado Consumer Products 03-9006706
Electra Consumer Products 1-800-222-222
* Tadiran Group's products are sold out.
The Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy, and Water Resources is running a hotline for customers with questions about energy efficiency of the various units, but they say they are only providing services in Hebrew, Arabic, Amharic, and Russian. Call *2307 between 8:00 am and 10 pm Sun - Thurs, and between 8:00 am and 1 pm on Friday.
Please be aware that many of the units have already been sold out, but it may still be worth checking if you can participate in the program!