You’ve paid for your kit, but have you received it?

By: Ashley Foutty, KAB Intern

Bob Dyer, of the Akron Beacon Journal, has brought it to our attention that the Ohio Senate Bill 221 indicates that everyone is paying for the “Ohio Energy Conservation Kit”, yet they are only receiving it by request.

What is the “Ohio Energy Conservation Kit?” The kit has a retail value of about $80.00 and contains the following items:

-Three CFL (compact flourescent light bulbs) that are equivalent to 100-watt bulbs

-Two CFLs equivalent to 75-watt bulbs

-Four CFLs equivalent to 60-watt bulbs

-A “smart” power strip with a surge protector

-Two LED night lights

– A furnace whistle (A device that attaches to your furnace filter, which then alerts you when it is time to change it)

About 3% of FirstEnergy’s 1.8 million Ohio customers requested the kit since the start of the┬áprogram on May 1st. “We are pleased with this response rate, and demand remains steady,” company spokesman Chris Eck said.

Have you requested your kit? CFLs save energy and can last as much as 10 times longer than regular bulbs. You are already paying for the kit, so all you need to do now is request it. If you are an Ohio Edison customer, call 877-639-0218, and have your account number ready. You can also go online at

Visit to learn about more energy-saving programs through First Energy.

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