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FirstEnergy (MetEdison, Penelec, Penn Power, West Penn Power) - Residential Energy Efficiency Programs   

Last DSIRE Review: 03/26/2014
Program Overview:
State: Pennsylvania
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Clothes Washers, Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Whole House Fans, Room Air Conditioners, Heat Pump Water Heaters
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction, Installer/Contractor, Low-Income Residential, PA Energy Efficient New Homes Program
Amount:Clothes Washers: up to $50
Refrigerators: $up to $100
Freezers: $25
Dehumidifiers: $25
Heat Pump Water Heaters: $300
Electric Water Heaters: $50
Central AC Tune-Up: $60
ECM Furnace Fan Replacement: $100
Central AC: $150 - $300
Air Source Heat Pump: $250 - $400
Ductless Mini-Split Air Conditioners: $50
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pumps: $100
Geothermal Heat Pump: $600
Whole House Fans: $50
Lighting: Instant discounts at participating stores (varies)
Energy Audits: $250
WARM Low Income Energy Efficiency Program: Free custom equipment installation based on a home energy evaluation
Installation Requirements:For the WARM Low Income Energy Efficiency Program, applicant must have an average electric usage of at least 600 kWh per month and a household income at or below 150% of Federal Poverty Guidelines.
Funding Source:Pennsylvania Electric Company (Penelec), Metropolitan Edison Company (Met-Ed), and Pennsylvania Power Company (PennPower)
Start Date:10/29/2009
Expiration Date:5/31/2013
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FirstEnergy's Residential Incentive Program offers rebates on the purchase of certain qualifying equipment types. See the program website for more information.


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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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