Buy an energy-saving home appliance and get a hefty rebate check. That's the deal being offered to Ohioans, starting at 8am Friday. That's when a special website will activate, allowing people to reserve their rebate before they go shopping. The head of the Ohio program Nadine Howard talks about the kinds of appliances and the rebate amounts.
Any brand-name appliance is eligible for a rebate, Howard says, as long as it's an energy efficient appliance that's labeled "energy star." She suggests customers first reserve their rebate at www.ohioappliancerebate.com. A reservation is important, Howard says, because, once about 90,000 rebates are accounted for, the Ohio rebate program will end. The money comes from the federal stimulus program.