Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program

The Energy Star Appliance Rebate Program will be taking place in Ohio beginning March 26th. Approximately 89,000 rebates will be offered on a first come – first served basis. I replaced a 20 year old freezer with an Energy Star-rated model three years ago and am happy to report that the cost of the replacement will be repaid in electrical energy cost savings within the next few months. After that I will continue to realize cost savings on my monthly utility bill over the life of the appliance.

I plan to take advantage of the upcoming program to replace an existing dishwasher with one that will clean more efficiently, operate more quietly and save energy in the process. I urge you to consider taking advantage of this opportunity to replace inefficient appliances at a discounted price and continue to benefit from energy cost savings in the years to come while shrinking your household carbon footprint.

Details on reserving and redeeming a rebate for a qualifying appliance purchase are available at the website Ohio residents can start the process at 8:00 am on March 26, 2010 when the program officially begins. Eligible appliances include refrigerators, clothes washers, dishwashers and water heaters.

Jerry Papania, member of the Village Energy Task Force

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