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Ameren’s Home Energy Performance (HEP) Program/Home Performance with ENERGY STAR

True Fact: Ameren IL offers $5,200 in instant incentives for insulation and air sealing to their customers.  For most people, this is confusing: Why would my utility provider offer me money to use less of their product?  (BP and Amoco aren't paying my mechanic to install a new, gas-sipping motor in my what's the catch?)  Some of our customers are initially skeptical of this incentive program.  We get it.  Here's how this incentive program came to be.

In 2007, the State of Illinois passed a law that required Ameren IL to meet energy saving targets (see the news story here).  Ameren IL decided that the best way to accomplish this was to improve the efficiency of existing homes they serve.  This ActOnEnergy HEP incentive program was born.  Here’s how you qualify:

If Ameren heats your home in winter (with either their natural gas or their electric), you qualify for this money.  How much money you qualify for depends on how much insulation you currently have, how leaky your home is. and available incentives.  Here's how you find that out:

You can call Ameren and pay $50 to have an energy advisor visually inspect your home and they'll tell you if you need insulation and how much incentives you can access.  They will do a walk-through, use a thermal imaging camera to find weak spots, and issue you a report on money-saving opportunities in your home including payback period.  They may offer, and install, a low-flow showerhead and CFL bulbs for free.  Not a bad deal.  We hear from our customers that the waiting period for this visit is one to four weeks.

And/Or, you can call Prairie Energy Solutions—acting as a Registered Program Ally of the ActOnEnergy Efficiency Programs--and we’ll visually inspect your home, conduct thermal imaging, tell you how much money in incentives you can access, and then offer you an estimate for the cost of the project after all incentives are deducted.  The estimate is no-cost.

Here’s how much money you can access, up to:     

--$1,600 for attic insulation (depending on existing levels)
--$1,200 for wall insulation (where none currently exists)
--$400 for rim joist Insulation
--$800 for crawlspace wall insulation
--$1,200 for sealing air leaks

The work must be performed by a Registered Program Ally of the ActOnEnergy Efficiency Programs.

Benefits of this program:

--The incentives are instant; no mail-in rebates or tax incentives--they're deducted directly from the invoice.
--No paperwork
--Immediate and lasting comfort in your home
--No income guidelines are associated with this incentive
--You save money every month on your utility bill--forever! 
We are saving people 35-60% on the cost of insulating their homes, and we're saving them 10-30% each month on utility costs!  Click on the logo above to read more about this program on Ameren’s ActOnEnergy website, and call us today to take advantage of this program!

Resources for Other Efficiency Rebates 

Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)  
The motherlode.  Complete list of incentives for every program in the state of Illinois.  Are you served by a rural electric cooperative here in Southern Illinois?  There are many rebates for you.  Are you thinking about solar power?  There’s rebates for that, too.  And here’s DSIRE’s list of federal incentives and rebates.
More federal incentives.

Prairie Energy Solutions helps our customers track down every available incentive or rebate program possible in order to help homeowners shorten the payback period on their investments.  With all of the programs out there, the paperwork and application process can become overwhelming.  Call us today with questions about how we can simplify the process of applying for any and all of these incentives.