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Ameren Illinois (Electric) - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates   

Last DSIRE Review: 07/26/2012
Program Overview:
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Refrigerators, Dehumidifiers, Water Heaters, Lighting, Heat pumps, Central Air conditioners, Programmable Thermostats, Duct/Air sealing, Building Insulation, Room Air Conditioners, Personal Computing Equipment, Heat Pump Water Heater
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies: Geothermal Heat Pumps
Applicable Sectors: Residential
Amount:New Construction Builder Incentives: Contact ComEd
Lighting: In-store discount
Refrigerator/Freezer Recycling: $50
Air Purifier/Dehumidifier: $20
Programmable Thermostat: $25
Smart Power Strip: $10
Heat Pump Water Heater: $300
Tank Water Heater: $50 - $75
Central AC (New Construction): $100 - $125
Central AC (Existing Residence): $100 - $350/replacement
Air Source Heat Pumps (New Construction): $150 - $200
Air Source Heat Pumps (Existing Residence): $150 - $600
Geothermal Heat Pump: $600
Air/Duct Sealing: Up to $1200
Attic Insulation: Up to $1400
Wall Insulation: Up to $2400
Maximum Incentive:Lighting: Purchases limited to 20 CFLs per customer per year
Equipment Requirements:Refrigerators/Freezers: Manufactured before 1993, used as a secondary unit, and be 10-27 cubic feet in size.
All appliances must be Energy Star
HVAC equipment must be SEER 14.5 or higher
Installation Requirements:HVAC: must be installed by Ameren approved-list of HVAC contractors.
Funding Source:Illinois Energy Efficiency Portfolio Standard (EEPS)
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Ameren Illinois Utilities (AmerenIP, AmerenCIPS, and AmerenCILCO) offer residential customers incentives for certain energy efficiency upgrades and improvements. Incentives are currently available to residential homeowners for lighting, refrigerator/freezer recycling, certain ENERGY STAR appliances, and HVAC upgrades. Lighting incentives are offered through purchase discounts while other equipment rebates are issued through rebates. Appliances must be certified as ENERGY STAR and all HVAC equipment must meet the program requirements listed on the program web site. View the program web site or contact Ameren for more information on purchasing, eligibility and installation.

  Act On Energy - Residential Program
Ameren Illinois Utilities
Phone: (866) 838-6918
Web Site:
  David Gibson
Phone: (314) 216-1275
Web Site:
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Disclaimer: The information presented on the DSIRE web site provides an unofficial overview of financial incentives and other policies. It does not constitute professional tax advice or other professional financial guidance, and it should not be used as the only source of information when making purchasing decisions, investment decisions or tax decisions, or when executing other binding agreements. Please refer to the individual contact provided below each summary to verify that a specific financial incentive or other policy applies to your project.

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