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AEP Ohio (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebate Program   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/24/2014
Program Overview:
State: Ohio
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Ceiling Fan, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Windows, Motors, Comprehensive Measures/Whole Building, Custom/Others pending approval, Room Air Conditioners, Energy Assessment and Audit
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Construction
Programmable Thermostat: $20
Heat Pump Programmable Thermostat for Electric Heat: $50
Heat Pump Programmable Thermostat for Gas Back Up: $25
ENERGY STAR Central Air Conditioning: $250
ENERGY STAR Air Source Heat Pump – High Efficiency: $500
ENERGY STAR Air Source Heat Pump Replacement: $500
ENERGY STAR Geothermal Heat Pump: $1,500
Ductless Heat Pump: $500

Wall Insulation for Electric Heat: $250
Attic or Ceiling Insulation for Electric Heat: $250
Floor Insulation over unconditioned space for Electric Heat: $150
Air Sealing for Electric Heat: $250
ENERGY STAR Window Replacements: $25 each
Duct Sealing: $150

Pin-based Compact Fluorescent Light (CFL) Indoor Fixture: $20 each
PIN Based CFL Outdoor Fixture: $35 each
CFL Torchieres: $20 each
Energy STAR Ceiling Fan: $20
High Efficiency Tan Water Heater with Efficiency Factor at least 93%: $50
Equipment Requirements:Thermostats must be installed by licensed HVAC technicians. All rebates must meet certain efficiency standards specified on program website.
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The AEP Ohio gridSMART® In-home Energy Assessment and In-home Energy Audit Programs offer rebates for the installation of energy-saving measures recommended by a program-approved auditor. Customers can request an audit or assessment from the first number listed, below, and have six months from the date of the audit/assessment to submit all rebate applications. Rebates will be paid to all eligible and qualifying applications until the budget is exhausted.

The Energy Assessment costs $25 and will result in the installation of energy saving equipment in residences by a qualified auditor. The auditor will also provide recommended energy improvements to be implemented within six months. The In-home Energy Audit is a comprehensive diagnostic performed by a program-approved auditor following Building Performance Institute (BPI) standards including a blower door test to find air infiltration and a combustion efficiency test to gauge appliances and equipment efficiency. A variety of rebates are available to customers who make recommended improvements. Customers that have an audit or assessment and have at least $1000 worth of measures installed will have audit fees refunded. Contact AEP for more information on this program.

Interested participants can find the relevant rebate claim form on the program website. Repayment takes 5 to 7 weeks and is subject to the availability of program funds. Rebate amounts can change at any time. The program expires December 31st, 2014.

  AEP Ohio Residential
6031 East Main Street
Columbus, OH 43213
Phone: (877) 856-2454
Phone 2: (800) 277-2177
Fax: (877) 607-0740
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