Friends, it starts today: the government rebate program on energy efficient appliances in Ohio. It is meant to be an incentive for people to buy new, more energy efficient appliances. In turn customers will receive rebates up to $250.00.

Friday morning most of the retailers who sell energy efficient appliances will be full-staffed to handle the crowds they are anticipating. If it is anything like Cash for Clunkers, they will need it.

Friends, it starts today: the government rebate program on energy efficient appliances in Ohio. It is meant to be an incentive for people to buy new, more energy efficient appliances. In turn customers will receive rebates up to $250.00.

Friday morning most of the retailers who sell energy efficient appliances will be full-staffed to handle the crowds they are anticipating. If it is anything like Cash for Clunkers, they will need it.

The first step to the process is to reserve a rebate. Starting at 8 a.m. on Friday reservations will be available. Customers have 72 hours to purchase their energy efficient appliances after they receive their rebate. The appliances that are under the category must be Energy Star qualified, and includes many washers, dishwashers, refrigerators and water heaters. The limit is two appliances per household.

Receive a $100.00 rebate on refrigerators, dishwashers and high efficiency gas storage water heaters, and $150.00 on washers and dryers. If you are going for an electric heat water pump you will be eligible for a $250.00 rebate. Sales associates can assist customers fill out their rebate redemption form. They have been versed on the technicalities of the paperwork.

Once the purchase is made, customers have to mail in the completed redemption form and provide proof of purchase and proof of recycling. It will take an average of 8 to 10 weeks for the rebate to arrive in the mail. To find out more visit http://ohioappliancerebate.com/ For now, happy shopping!

Laurie, TheBAG Lady Sunny 95 Savvy Shopper