If you have considered buying an energy efficient appliance or if you need a new appliance, March is the time to buy!
Ohio Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program will begin March 26 in the state of Ohio for residents (not for commercial, landlords, etc) to take advantage of $11 million in federal stimulus money. There will be about 90,000 rebates available to consumers one a first come first serve basis. You can replace old appliances with Energy Star certified refrigerators, clothes washers, dishwashers, gas heaters and electric heat pump water heaters with rebates from $100 – $250!
Other states have launched an Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program with success. Each state was able to define what appliances would qualify, the rebate amount, and who would qualify. The Ohio Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program is an attempt to reduce energy consumption and stimulate the economy in retail sales and manufacturing. In Kansas, their program ran out in 6 weeks. This is a first come first serve program, so once March 26th comes around, have a game plan.
Ohio Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program Details
The details on the Ohio Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate Program are still forthcoming, however here are some basic guidelines that will be followed.
The rebates are for:
- Refrigerator — 26,172 at $100 Rebate
- Clothes Washer — 24,428 at $150 Rebate
- Dishwasher — 20,938 at $100 Rebate
- High-Efficiency Gas Water Heater — 15,703 at $100 Rebate
- Electric Heat Pump Water Heater — 2,094 at $250 Rebate
You may not keep your old appliance, you should recycle it. However, this is on the honor system.
Item must be purchased in Ohio, no online sales and not retroactive.
Rebates are only for residents. (No businesses, landlords or commercial property)
Residents may receive multiple rebates, but only one per appliance type. For example, turn in one refrigerator and get 1 energy efficient refrigerator with a rebate. You have to replace with an energy efficient appliance of the same type.
How to get your Ohio Energy Efficient Appliance Rebate
A list of qualifying appliance models will be available at http://www.OhioApplianceRebate.com, and the phone line, 888-686-8896. Although the program doesn’t start until March 26th, consumers can call for inquiries beginning March 1st. You cannot reserve your rebate still until March 26th.
What you will do is call the phone number or go online to reserve a rebate for the type of appliance you want. You will get an ID code and then have 72 hours to buy the appliance. You must send in your receipt to claim your rebate after you receive your appliance.