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Wood County residents can save more money on summer bills

WOOD COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

AWood County program is helping people beat the heat while saving money onbills. They're even giving extra money to people who can prove their home isenergy efficient.

EfficiencySmart is giving rebates to homeowners and businesses that are making changes tosave energy. Anyone that purchases an Energy Star certified appliance could geta rebate of up to $250.

Otherways to save money include avoiding doing laundry and dishes or running the airconditioning around the clock.

EfficiencySmart employees will visit homes and businesses to check on how residents aresaving energy, and tell them how to save $30-40 per month.

"Makegood decisions about the use of their energy," said Ryan Fry, with EfficiencySmart. "Whether it's replacing old and outdated equipment or learning whichitems are using the most energy."

DougSampson has nearly 900 lights in his Genoa furniture store. He made the switchto LED lights and now saves $1,200 a month.

"NowI won't have bulbs blowing out with dead spots, and I'm saving energy," hesaid. "And I've got a bulb that's maintenance-free for 10 years."

Tolearn how to qualify and save money on bills, visit Efficiency Smart.

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