City of Elyria - Energy Smart Home Program (Ohio)

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Financial Incentive Program

Place Ohio

Name City of Elyria - Energy Smart Home Program
Incentive Type Local Rebate Program
Applicable Sector Residential
Eligible Technologies Building Insulation, Furnaces, Programmable Thermostats, Water Heaters
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Energy Efficiency Incentive Programs
Amount 1000 - 2500

Equipment Requirements Varies depending on technology
Start Date 2010-06-30
Expiration Date 2011-04-26

Installation Requirements Must use a licensed and registered contractor (per Elyria Building Department rules). The City can provide a list of approved contractors.

Maximum Incentive 2500

Program Administrator City of Elyria

References DSIRE[1]


This program is no longer available. Using funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant (EECBG) from the Department of Energy, the city of Elyria is offering rebates to homeowners for certain energy efficiency improvements made to the home. The amount of rebate varies depending on household income and improvement made. Interested homeowners should apply before any funds are spent to ensure eligibility and reserve a rebate. Energy audits will be required as part of the application process. In general, the following projects will be eligible (all projects must be approved by the Community Development Department):

1. Energy Star Gas Furnace replacements and ductwork; chimney repair. The AFUE must be greater than or equal to 95 and must result in 15% energy use reduction (minimum). Rebate range from $1000 to $2500, depending on income.

2. Hot water heaters: tank replacement (energy factor 0.62 or greater), tankless hot water heaters, repairs. Must result in 15% energy use reduction (minimum). Rebates range from $1000 to $2500, depending on income.

3. Insulation: Attic insulation must result in 10% energy use reduction. The insulation rebate is 50% of the cost up to $1000.

In addition, there are Energy Star programmable thermostats available for the first 2300 households that apply (and qualify). The thermostats, and their professional installation, are free for qualifying homeowners through this program.

See the program guidelines for additional eligibility details and for information about required documentation verifying income. All rebates are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Mary Bird
Department City of Elyria
Address 131 Court Street
Place Elyria, Ohio
Zip/Postal Code 44035
Phone (440) 326-1540


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: Energy Smart House Brochure

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"