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Rebates and Energy Ratings

Posted Tuesday, March 30, 2010

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Ohio's new appliance rebate has a two-pronged goal: to boost consumer spending and to get more energy efficient products in homes. But not everyone who wants a rebate will get one and there’s some question about just how “green” these appliances really are. Tuesday morning at 9, join host Dan Moulthrop and guests for a conversation about how the rebates and efficiency ratings actually work and to share some ideas for conserving energy.


Economy, Other, Energy, Technology


Rich Weybrecht, general manager and director of purchasing, B & B Appliance
Celia Kuperzmid Lehrman, deputy home editor, Consumer Reports
Neil Durbin, senior communications specialist, Dominion East Ohio Gas
Beth Gianforcaro, Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel

Additional Information

Energy saving tips from US Dept. of Energy
Click here for Alliance to Save Energy home energy checkup
Ohio Consumers' Counsel: The Smart Energy House

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Matt 9:14 AM 3/30/10

I live in a semi rural area. We heat with a combination of bio fuel (wood pellets) and locally harvested wood from standing and fallen dead wood (no live trees). What are the environmental effects of this.

Richard 9:54 AM 3/30/10

I suggest consumers compartmentalize their house.  We insulated the space between the floor between the upstairs and downstairs.


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