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First Energy Ohio - Residential Efficiency Rebates   

Last DSIRE Review: 11/24/2014
Program Overview:
State: Ohio
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Dishwasher, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Whole House Fans, Personal Computing Equipment, Recycling, LED Lighting
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Solar Water Heat, Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Multi-Family Residential
Amount:Clothes Washers: $50
Refrigerators/Freezers: $25/unit
Room A/C: $25/unit
Dehumidifiers: $25/unit
Ceiling Fan / CFL Light Combination: $30
Torchiere Floor Lamps: $10
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $250
Electric Water Heaters: $100
HVAC Tune Up: $25
Central A/C: $150
Ductless Mini-Split Central A/C: $350
Air Source Heat Pump: $400
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump: $350
Geothermal Heat Pump: $600
Whole House Fans: $100
Solar Water Heater: $350
Equipment Requirements:Appliances generally must be ENERGY STAR labeled
Solar Water Heaters must be OG-300 certified by Solar Rating and Certification Corporation (SRCC)
Funding Source:Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company, Toledo Edison
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Note: This program will be suspended on December 31, 2014 following the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio approval of FirstEnergy Ohio's proposal to suspend the vast majority of its energy efficiency programs.
Ohio subsidiaries of FirstEnergy (Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company, Toledo Edison) offer rebates for the installation of certain energy efficiency improvements for residential and small business customers. Rebates are available for a variety of possible improvements which may be identified in an online energy analysis. View the program web site for equipment details and requirements. All equipment must meet minimum program specifications.


  FirstEnergy OH Rebates
1650 West Market Street
Akron, OH 44313
Phone: (888) 243-6808
Web Site:
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