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Heating and A/C 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.

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 replacement 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 not associated with the ActOnEnergy programs. 

3. Smile, you did something good. 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 strict guidelines on the energy efficiency of the new equipment and the equipment you are replacing. 

  • You must be an Ameren Illinois residential electric and/or gas 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 Savings are Determined

Your precise savings 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 ratings:

  1. Natural-gas furnace and boiler incentives are determine by their AFUE ratings. Based on the U.S. Department of Energy’s Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency rating system, these ratings measure heating energy efficiency against fuel consumption. A heating unit with an AFUE rating of 90%, for instance, is 90% energy efficient at converting fuel into heat over the course of the heating season.
  2. 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 Btu 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 14.5 SEER or higher; the higher its rating, the greater its energy efficiency will be.

Discounts on Natural Gas Furnaces and Boilers

Warm up your wallet with gas-powered savings! Now you can enjoy hundreds in savings on the high-efficiency gas furnaces and boilers listed below.

Product Qualifications: 
See the qualifications below for replacement of a standard unit or early replacement of Natural Gas Furnaces and Boilers.

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

  • New construction
  • No pre-existing unit.
  • Replace on failure.
  • Furnace or boiler unit with an AFUE rating of 75% or greater.
  • Note: the furnace or boiler must meet only one of the above rating or age qualifications, not both.
Early Replacement Qualifications:
Early replacement means the replacement of an older, less efficient, unit before the unit stops working.

  • Replacement of a working unit.
  • Furnace or boiler unit with an AFUE rating of 75% or less.
  • OR replacement of an existing furnace or boiler unit more than 30 years old.
  • Note: the furnace or boiler must meet only one of the above rating or age qualifications, not both.
* Energy-Efficiency Rating  Standard Unit Discount Amount  Early Replacement Unit Discount Amount 
 Furnace AFUE Rating of 95% or greater $200  $500
 Furnace AFUE Rating of 97% or greater  $300  $600
 Boiler AFUE Rating of 90% or greater  $400  $800
 Boiler AFUE Rating of 95% or greater  $500  $1,000

 



Discounts on Geothermal (Ground-source Electric) Heat Pumps

Cool down your home while increasing your energy savings with the ActOnEnergy geothermal heat pump discount below.

Geothermal (Ground-source Electric) Heat Pump Unit Discount Amount
Installation of a geothermal unit $600

Discounts on Central Air Conditioners, Air-source Electric Heat Pumps and Geothermal Heat Pumps (electric customers)

Cool discounts on electric heating and air conditioning (HVAC). Whether you’re looking for a new central air conditioner, or a geothermal or 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, Air-source Electric Heat Pumps and Geothermal Heat Pumps (electric customers).

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.
  • Replacement of an existing central air conditioner or heat pump unit with a nameplate SEER rating of 10.1 or greater.
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 14.5 - 14.9 $150 $450
SEER rating of 15.0 - 15.9 $200 $500
SEER rating of 16.0 or greater $300 $600

* Only new units rated 14.5 SEER or greater are eligible.



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