Heating and Cooling Discounts

If you’re in the market to save on new, more energy-efficient home heating and air conditioning (HVAC) equipment, we have great news for you: our ActOnEnergy® discounts and incentives can save you hundreds of dollars on the energy efficient products listed below.

  • Air-source electric heat pump savings

  • Save on central air conditioners

  • Install a more efficient blower motor

As long as you’re an Ameren Illinois customer, you qualify for these home energy savings. It doesn’t matter if you’re building a new home or are looking to replace an aging unit. Simply contact a registered ActOnEnergy Program Ally from our contractor network for energy-efficient equipment recommendations and find out how much you can save up front on equipment  upgrades.

General Participation Requirements

To Get Your Discount on the Energy-Efficient Products Listed Below...

  1. Find a Contractor - Use our Contractor search to locate contractors who are registered ActOnEnergy Program Allies in your area. Our contractors will advise you on your equipment needs, help you purchase replacement equipment, remove your existing equipment, and install new equipment.

  2. Ask the right questions - ActOnEnergy wants to prepare you to ensure you ask the right questions of contractors bidding for your business. Download the ENERGY STAR® Bid Comparison Checklist to make sure the contractors bidding for your business follow ENERGY STAR Quality Installation Guidelines. Note that the Bid Comparison Checklist is an independent document.

  3. Your are well on your way to saving both money and energy. Way to go!

Discount Qualifications

To qualify for these discounts, your ActOnEnergy contractor (registered Program Ally) must follow the guidelines on the energy efficiency of the new equipment and the equipment you are replacing.

  • You must be an Ameren Illinois residential electric customer.
  • IMPORTANT: Self-installed equipment does not qualify for home heating and air conditioning discounts.
  • Equipment must be purchased from and installed by a home heating and air conditioning (HVAC) registered Program Ally.
  • 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 other information about the unit. For this reason, only your Program Ally may remove the existing unit.

How Your Discount Is Determined

Your precise discount will depend on several factors, including whether you’re offering an old unit for “early replacement.” Your ActOnEnergy Program Ally can help to answer this and other questions for you.

You may be interested to know that ActOnEnergy discounts and incentives are based, in large part, on the following rating:

Air conditioners and heat pumps use the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) developed by the U.S. government and equipment manufacturers. The SEER rating is the ratio of the number of British Thermal Units (BTUs)of cooling output during a typical cooling season divided by the total electric energy input in watt-hours over the same period. A new unit must be rated at 16.0 SEER or greater; the higher its rating, the greater its energy efficiency will be.

Discounts on Central Air Conditioners and Air-Source Electric Heat Pumps

 Whether you’re looking for a new central air conditioner, or an air-source heat pump, you’ve come to the right place.

Product Qualifications:

See the qualifications below for replacement of a standard unit or early replacement of Central Air Conditioners and Air-source Electric Heat Pumps.

Standard Unit Qualifications:
A standard unit is one that is broken, doesn't currently exist (i.e. new construction) and is a mid-efficiency rated unit.

  • New construction

  • No pre-existing unit.

  • Replace on failure.

Early Replacement Qualifications:
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 central air conditioner or heat pump unit with a nameplate SEER rating of 10.0 or less.

Central A/C and Air-Source Heat
Pump Energy Efficiency Rating 
Standard Unit
Discount Amount 
Early Replacement Unit
Discount Amount 
 SEER Rating of 16.0 or greater $200 $500 

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


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