HVAC Program

Program Update: The Energy Efficiency Programs offered by FirstEnergy’s Ohio utilities will be ending on September 30, 2020.
Applications must be received by September 30, 2020 in order to be eligible for rebates. If you had qualifying services performed prior to this deadline, you may submit a rebate application. All applications must be submitted within 90 days of installation and postmarked or submitted online by September 30, 2020.
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Residential customers of Ohio Edison, The Illuminating Company and Toledo Edison can take advantage of a $50 rebate* on the tune-up of heating and cooling equipment through FirstEnergy’s Ohio utilities’ HVAC Maintenance program. Watch the savings add up every month with reduced energy usage and increased efficiency.

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*Please note: customers are only eligible for one rebate per unit during the Program Period (March 1, 2018 – September 30, 2020, or through the duration of the program, whichever comes first).

Why Tune-ups

It is estimated that the average household spends more than $2,060* a year on energy bills, with almost half of the costs going toward home heating and cooling. So making smart decisions about your home’s HVAC system can have a significant impact on your utility bills as well as your comfort. Just as a tune-up for your car can improve gas mileage, an annual tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve performance and efficiency.

Regular maintenance checkups can help diagnose potential problems and prevent unwanted costs in the future. It is recommended to have your heating and cooling system checked annually, with the cooling system inspected in the spring and the heating system in the fall.

A typical HVAC tune-up should include the following:

  • Checking thermostat settings to ensure that it is set to an optimal temperature to keep your house comfortable while you are home and saves energy while you are away.
  • Inspect and clean or change air filters. A dirty air filter can put added strain on your system and damage equipment, potentially leading to early failure.
  • Inspect all electrical connections and measure voltage on motors as faulty electrical connections can pose an unsafe risk to you and others in the home.
  • Check and inspect the condensate drain on your central AC. A clogged or leaking drain can cause water damage in the home as well as affect indoor humidity levels.

Ready to get started? Click here to find a participating HVAC contractor to perform a system tune-up. A qualified, experienced contractor can assess your system and explain the best options for your home. Looking for help selecting a Participating Contractor? Be sure to check out ENERGY STAR®'s 10 Tips for Hiring a Heating and Cooling Contractor.

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* energystar.gov