Monday, March 29, 2010

OH Appliance Rebate

This came out on Thursday, March 25th. A great change to save energy, and money!

Rebates for the Ohio Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program

Begins Friday, March 26

$10.4 Million Available in Rebates to Ohio Residential Consumers

COLUMBUS – Governor Ted Strickland and Ohio Department of Development Director Lisa Patt-McDaniel today announced the details of the Ohio Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program, a program funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. .

Beginning at 8 a.m. tomorrow, March 26, Ohio consumers can reserve their rebate on a first-come, first-served basis for select ENERGY STAR® qualified appliances.

“This rebate program will stimulate our economy, save Ohioans money, and generate more awareness and use of sustainable appliances,” Strickland said. “Ohio families will benefit by lower electric bills and more energy efficient homes, and our appliance retailers and manufacturers will see a boost in production and sales.”

With more than 89,000 rebates available, Ohio consumers can reserve and redeem their rebate online at or by phone toll-free at (888) 686-8896 for the purchase of ENERGY STAR® qualified refrigerators, clothes washers, dishwashers, high efficiency gas heaters, and electric heat pump water heaters from Ohio retailers. Rebate amounts are $100 - $250, depending on the ENERGY STAR® qualified appliance purchased and only one appliance type per household is eligible. The Web site also provides direct links to the make and model numbers of ENERGY STAR® appliances eligible for a rebate.

Consumers must purchase their appliance and redeem their rebate within three days of the reservation and recycle their old appliance according to federal and Ohio laws. All required documentation, including the original sales receipt, must be mailed and postmarked no later than 30 days after the appliance purchase date. Rebate checks will be mailed in eight to ten weeks after receipt of the required documents.

“This federal stimulus program helps Ohio families shift to more sustainable appliances, and increases energy efficiency awareness in their homes,” Patt-McDaniel said. “We anticipate a high interest level so we encourage consumers to move quickly to take advantage of these savings and ask for your patience as we will work diligently to accommodate each request in a timely manner.”

The State of Ohio has partnered with appliance retailers and utilities statewide to market the program and provide accurate information directly to consumers. A list of nearly 500 partnering organizations and retailers is available on the program Web site. These entities have agreed to verify for consumers that their purchase of the ENERGY STAR® appliance complies with all program eligibility rules, to provide services to haul away and recycle consumers’ old appliances, and to supply consumers with the proper documentation to redeem their rebate.

Consumers may purchase from any Ohio retailer that sells the select ENERGY STAR® appliances, but are responsible to ensure their old appliance is properly recycled. Several options are available for consumers to recycle their old appliances, including utilizing any haul-away services provided by retailers, taking their appliance to a recycling facility, or recycling their appliance through their local community or utility program. A list of more than 50 recycling facilities is available on the program Web site. Consumers should collect proper documentation as proof of recycling.

The State of Ohio anticipates high consumer demand for this program and encourages consumers to reserve and redeem their rebate online at, which is the most efficient option to get a rebate quickly. For those who do not have Internet access, consumers may get their rebate by phone at (888) 686-8896 by following the instructions of the customer service representative. The following customer service hours have been extended for this program:

Monday – Friday 7 a.m. – Midnight (EST)

Saturday 8 a.m. – Midnight (EST)

Sunday 10 a.m. – Midnight (EST)

To learn more about the eligibility and other requirements of the Ohio Energy Efficiency Appliance Rebate Program, please visit: A detailed list of Frequently Asked Questions is also available on the Web site.

Working with our partners across business, state and local governments, academia, and the nonprofit sector, the Ohio Department of Development works to attract, create, grow, and retain businesses through competitive incentives and targeted investments. Engaged every day in marketing, deal-making, innovating, investing, and collaborating, the Ohio Department of Development works at the speed of business to accelerate and support the teamwork that is absolutely necessary for success by providing financial, informational, and technical assistance to those making an investment in Ohio’s future.

The Ohio Energy Resources works to grow the economy of the state by connecting companies and communities to financial and technical resources in order to deploy renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency.

Media contacts: Bethany Close at (614) 466-6619 or

the Communications and Marketing Office at (614) 466-2609

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