Ohio may provide a sales and use tax exemption for certain tangible personal property used in energy conversion, solid waste energy conversion, or thermal efficiency improvement facilities designed, constructed, or installed after December 31, 1974.
The Energy Conversation for Ohioans (ECO-Link) program offers Ohio homeowners reduced rate financing for energy efficiency and renewable energy home upgrades. Administered by the Ohio Treasury, qualifying homeowners are eligible for a 3% loan rate reduction through participating banks.*
A wide range of energy-efficiency upgrades and certain renewable-energy systems may be undertaken, including:
This chapter of the law authorizing the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency gives a detailed description of the excessive buildup of air contaminants during air pollution episodes that leads to an emergency.
The law sets the standards for limits on different types of air pollution, the criteria for an emergency situation, and the foundation for emergency action programs.
For more information, visit the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's Division of Air Pollution Control.
Duke Energy provides a financial incentive for its residential customers to purchase energy efficient HVAC products through the Smart $aver program. A $200 rebate is available for geothermal heat pumps with an EER of 10.5 or higher and heat pumps and air conditioners with a SEER value greater than or equal to 14. To receive the rebate, the customer's HVAC contractor must complete a Smart $aver Incentive Application form for each unit installed.
'''Due to new federal standards, Duke Enegry Ohio will cease to offer incentives for most standard T8s and all T5 fixtures replacing T12 fixtures. Contact Duke Energy Ohio for additional eligiblilty details for T5 and T8 Fixtures.'''
The Home Performance with ENERGY STAR Program uses a whole-house approach to lower energy costs. GoodCents auditors perform the home performance assessment and provide recommendations for a potentially refundable $50 fee. Auditors are certified through the Building Performance Institute (BPI), a national resource for building science technology. Auditors use diagnostic equipment to test the home and identify energy efficiency improvements.
Dayton Power and Light offers rebates to residential customers who purchase and install energy efficient products for the home. Eligible systems and measures include heat pumps, air conditioning systems, HVAC tune-ups, lighting, and recycled appliances. Customers are encouraged to properly recycle old or inefficient freezers and refrigerators through the appliance recycling rebate program which offers $25 per unit. CFL light bulbs are also eligible for an instant discount when purchased at a participating store. Review the program web site for a list of participating retailers.
Dayton Power and Light's (DP&L) non-residential electricity customers are eligible for energy efficient technology rebates. Rebates are available for energy efficiency measures added to an existing system when a customer retires usable electric-powered equipment and replaces it with a more efficient model. Customers must demonstrate permanency or sustainability of savings over the payback period. Equipment must exceed minimum federal and state mandated efficiency standards. Rebates will be paid within 30 days of an inspection of the system.