Ameren Illinois Home Efficiency Income Qualified Program
Green Homes Illinois aims to improve the efficiency and comfort of your home with a comprehensive, whole-house approach. We do this by identifying ways to bring your home’s efficiency up to its highest potential as well as reviewing qualifications to receiving discounts on the cost of home energy improvements.
The Home Efficiency Income Qualified Program focuses on how your home works as a system. It takes a comprehensive step by step approach to energy efficiency, comfort, durability and improved air quality. Each home must be insulated, air-sealed and in many cases will require new heating & cooling equipment. Green Homes will explain the requirements based on your home’s condition and work with you to make the improvements.
The Home Efficiency Income Qualified Program covers up to 100% of the cost of making upgrades to your home. Click here to fill out an application to participate and receive a free energy audit.
Who is Eligible for This Program?
The Ameren Illinois Income Qualified Program is based on your family size and income level.
The chart below will assist in determining if your family meets the income requirements.
You must own your home.
Ameren Illinois must be your primary heating fuel source.
If you meet all three of these requirements, you would be eligible to participate in the Ameren Illinois Income Qualified Program. You may submit an application HERE or contact Green Homes Illinois directly for assistance with submitting the application and supporting documents.
Once Approved, You Will Receive A Free Energy Audit
Once you are qualified to participate in the Ameren Illinois Income Qualified Program, Green Homes will contact you to schedule your FREE energy audit and home assessment. This audit is provided free of charge with no obligation to move forward with a project. At the completion of the audit, each homeowner will receive a customized work scope that outlines and prioritizes any upgrades needed for the home’s efficiency. You will also receive free LED light bulbs for your home!
What Does the Program Cover?
The Ameren Illinois Home Efficiency Income Qualified Program covers many aspects of your home to help reduce your energy consumption. Each project and home is different, however, a list of some items that are included in the Income Qualified Program are below.
Heating and Cooling Systems – Replacement of your current heating and cooling system. Ameren offers incentives that cover the whole cost of replacing your furnace if it qualifies for replacement. If your cooling system is eligiable for replacement there is a $1000.00 co-payment.
Air and Duct Sealing – Detecting and sealing leaks to the exterior using a blower door test, the most effective and safe method. Air Sealing is covered at 100% by Ameren Illinois so there is no cost to the home owner.
Attic Insulation – Increase attic insulation to the Department of Energy recommended levels or above (R-49 or 16 inches). Attic insulation is covered at 100% by Ameren Illinois so there is no cost to the home owner.
Exterior Wall Insulation – Properly insulating non-insulated exterior wall cavities. The Program offers an incentive that covers over 100% of the cost.
Rim Joist Insulation – Insulate the exterior perimeter between the basement walls and the first floor. This will help keep floors warm and seal out drafts. The program offers incentives that cover 50% of the cost.
Crawl Spaces – Insulating and sealing exterior crawl space walls. Also includes new vapor barriers for crawl spaces that need one. The program offers incentives that cover much of the cost of the crawl space encapsulation.
Bath Exhaust Fans – A new bath fan will be installed on every project. If you currently do not have a bath fan, Green Homes will install one for you.
There are many other items that can be upgraded as part of the Ameren Income Home Efficiency Income Qualified program. Green Homes will develop a customized work scope for your specific home’s needs. There is no obligation to move forward if you do not want to complete some or all of the upgrades.
How Do I Pay for My Project?
When participating in the Ameren Illinois Income Qualified Program you will receive all of these upgrades at little to no cost. Ameren Illinois offers incentives which are subtracted off the total project cost and paid directly to Green Homes, which leaves the remainder to be paid for by the homeowner at the completion of the project. Currenty Ameren Illinois is offering a Bonus Incentive of $2000 dollars to all homeowner to cover out of pocket cost. This makes most project completely free of charge.
The only way to know if you will have an out of pocket cost is to register with the program and have Green Homes complete an energy audit at your home.