First Energy Reduction Incentive Program and Rebates
By Carolyn McIntyre
First Energy offers energy reduction incentive programs and rebates for homeowners, low-income residents, businesses, contractors, and builders.
First Energy works with its customers to lower energy usage by providing an Energy Analyzer. The Energy Analyzer will review your home or business' energy usage and identify ways to improve efficiency. It is a convenient tool found here.
There are many different rebates offered for a homeowner such as:
$1 off certain Energy Star compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL) at participating retail and online stores
Up to $75 off appliances
Up to $10 off household products, including LED holiday light sets and energy saving surge protectors
Up to $300 off heat pump water heaters and electric water heaters
Businesses have a wide array of programs they can use to help cut down on energy consumption such as:
Lighting incentives: there are per-unit and performance-based incentives
HVAC incentives: existing packaged and split HVAC equipment with a capacity of 20 tons or less are eligible for $25 per unit serviced
Motor and Drive incentives: totally enclosed, fan-cooled motors from 1 to 200 HP are eligible based on size and speed
Specialty Equipment: available for commercial and industrial retail customers
Energy efficient new homes: new homes have to meet third party verification standards in order to qualify
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