AEP Ohio, a unit of American Electric Power, is introducing several rebates for qualified appliances in an effort to increase consumer awareness and encourage the purchase of energy-efficient products.
"Major appliances in a home, such as refrigerators and clothes washers, can account for a large portion of a consumer's monthly electric bill," said Jon Williams, AEP Ohio manager of energy efficiency and peak demand response.
AEP Ohio is offering rebates for the following appliances and water heater equipment:
Energy Star qualified clothes washers -- $50;
Energy Star qualified freezers -- $50;
Energy Star qualified dehumidifiers -- $25;
Energy Star qualified refrigerators -- $50;
Qualified high-efficiency electric water heaters -- $50; and
Qualified electric heat-pump water heaters -- $300.
"AEP Ohio believes in energy efficiency and supports our customers in their efforts to cut unnecessary electricity usage to not only save money but to also protect the environment," said Williams. "This is why we're offering this program for a second year."
Rebates are available for qualifying appliances purchased between April 1 and Aug. 31. Rebate forms are available at participating retailers and at AEPOhio.com. Program eligibility requires an individual to be a current AEP Ohio residential service customer residing in Ohio. For questions regarding AEP Ohio's Appliance Rebate Program, see AEPOhio.com.
As part of the company's Appliance Recycling Program, AEP Ohio customers can also earn a $50 rebate when they schedule their old working refrigerator or freezer to be recycled. AEP Ohio will even pick up the appliance for free and haul it away. Any customer who schedules his fridge or freezer for recycling can also have their old room air-conditioner hauled away at the same time for free, as well. For this service, see AEPOhio.com.
For additional information about AEP Ohio's energy-efficiency program, see AEPOhio.com.