Heating and Cooling Incentives

Everyone wants to have a comfortable home that also saves money on energy costs. Improving energy efficiency is the easiest way to ensure your home heating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment provides long term savings for you.

Ameren Illinois' energy efficiency program provides discounts and incentives that can save you hundreds of dollars on energy-efficient products and improvements, such as:

  • Air-source electric heat pumps

  • High efficiency blower motors

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Do You Qualify?

To qualify for these discounts, your contractor must be a registered Program Ally and follow our energy efficiency guidelines for both the new equipment and the equipment you are replacing.


  • You must be an Ameren Illinois residential electric customer.

  • Equipment must be purchased from and installed by a registered HVAC Program Ally.

  • IMPORTANT: Self-installed equipment does not qualify for home heating discounts.

  • Only your Program Ally may remove the existing unit(s).

  • To qualify for the Early Retirement Incentive, your Program Ally must verify that your current equipment is in working condition and gather additional required information about the unit(s). For this reason, only your Program Ally may remove the existing unit(s).

Equipment Qualifications

    Standard Air-Source Heat Pumps

    A standard unit is one that is broken, is mid-efficiency rated or doesn't currently exist (i.e. new construction).

    • Replacement due to failure

    • Replacement of unit with a nameplate SEER rating of 10.1 or greater

    • New construction or no pre-existing unit

    Early Replacement Air-Source Heat Pumps

    Early replacement means the replacement of an older, less efficient unit before the unit stops working.

    • Replacement of a working unit

    • Replacement of an existing unit with a nameplate SEER rating of 10.0 or less

    Air-Source Heat Pump Energy Efficiency Rating Standard Unit Incentive Amount Early Replacement Unit Incentive Amount
    SEER Rating of 16.0 or greater & 8.2 HSPF $300 $600

    Other Energy-Saving Products

    Energy-Efficient Product Incentive Amount
    High Efficiency Blower Motor $100*

    *High efficiency blower motor incentives are only available for projects that include a new gas furnace. A furnace AHRI certificate must be submitted with the application.

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