Energy Conservation for Ohioans (ECO-Link) Program

Incentive type: 
Energy Efficiency
Technologies: 

Solar Water Heat, Photovoltaics, Wind, Geothermal Heat Pumps, Select Appliances / Water Heaters / Heating & Cooling Systems / Home Improvements

Date: 

Launch Date: September 2009

Sectors: 
Residential
Amount: 

3% rate reduction on a 5-year bank loan (for $25,000), 3% rate reduction on a 7-year bank loan (for over $25,000 to $50,000)

Contact Information: 
Ohio Treasurer of State
Economic Development and Strategic Investments
30 E. Broad Street, 9th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215-3461

Phone: (800) 228-1102
E-Mail: ecolink@tos.ohio.gov
Web Site: http://ecolink.ohio.gov

The Energy Conservation for Ohioans (ECO-Link) program offers reduced rate financing through partnering banks for Ohioans completing “whole home” weatherization and energy efficient improvements in their homes. ECO-Link provides powerful lending resources for homeowners to enjoy a more comfortable home, realize the savings from energy efficient products, and promote Ohio’s developing green economy.

The Department of Energy provides guidelines for the minimum requirements for energy efficient products.  The products that meet these requirements receive an “Energy Star” rating and are eligible for the ECO-Link program. These products include:
  • Insulation, duct sealing, weather strips, windows and doors
  • Heating, cooling and water systems
  • Appliances

For a complete list of eligible products, click here.

Eligible applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Must be an Ohio resident
  • Own an existing single family home
  • Receive approval for a qualifying loan through a participating bank
  • Must use the loan to install qualifying energy efficient products by certified contractors

For more information, please refer to the ECO-Link webpage and the program brochure here.