Ohio - Residential Energy-Efficient Appliance Rebates

September 28, 2010


Note: Under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is providing a total of $300 million to U.S. states, U.S. territories and the District of Columbia to establish rebate programs for new energy-efficient appliances that replace existing appliances in homes. Each state and territory has designed its own program. Rebates will be available until the state program's funding is exhausted. Be sure to confirm that rebate funds are still available in your state before making purchasing decisions. This program started March 26th at 8:00 am. Ohio's residential energy efficiency rebate program provides incentives to homeowners who replace older, less efficient appliances with ENERGY STAR appliances. The old appliances must be recycled according to state regulations. When purchasing an eligible appliance, proof of Ohio residency will be required. Consumers should reserve their rebate for each appliance BEFORE purchasing the appliance. The reservations are accepted online at OhioApplianceRebate.com or via telephone at 1-888-686-8896. After reserving the rebate, the consumer must purchase the appliance within three days from a participating vendor. On-line purchases are not qualified. To receive the rebate payment, the consumer must provide their reservation number, the receipt of purchase as well as provide proof of recycling of the old appliance.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: State
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Ohio
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site: http://www.ohioappliancerebate.com/
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerators/Freezers
  • Water Heaters
  • Other EE
Incentive Amount: Refrigerators, Dishwasher, High-Efficiency Gas Hot Water Heater: $100
Clothes Washers: $150
Electric Heat Pump Water Heater: $250
Eligible System Size: Refrigerators: must be 7.75 cubic feet or greater (mini-fridges not eligible)
Equipment Requirements: Must be ENERGY STAR
Installation Requirements: The new ENERGY STAR appliance must replace an older, existing appliance. The replaced appliance must be recycled.


Name: Ohio Appliance Rebate Program
Statewide OH
Phone: (888) 686-8896

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.