Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Home 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 for receiving discounts on the cost of home energy improvements.
The Energy Efficiency Home 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 may result in 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 Energy Efficiency Home Income Qualified Program assists with 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. Renters also qualify but need to have their landlord's consent.
Ameren Illinois must be your primary heating fuel source.
If you meet all three of these requirements, you may be eligible to participate in the Ameren Illinois Income Qualified Program. You can 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 Instant Savers Assessment
Once you are qualified to participate in the Ameren Illinois Income Qualified Program, Green Homes will contact you to schedule your FREE Instant Savers Assessment. This assessment is provided free of charge with no obligation to move forward with a project now or in the future. Through an Instant Savers Assessment, we can identify ways to bring your home’s efficiency up to its highest potential and reduce energy costs. We'll even install a Nest Smart Thermostat, energy-efficient LED specialty light bulbs and high-performance faucet aerators and showerheads in your home at no cost to you!
Due to program funding, the Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Home Income Qualified Program is suspended until 2020. You are still able to register for an Instant Savers Assessment, however, projects will not be identified or started until January 2020.
What Does the Program Cover?
The Ameren Illinois Energy Efficiency Home 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 some of the cost of replacing your furnace if it qualifies for replacement. There are incentives for your air conditioner too!
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 Energy Efficiency Home Income Qualified Program you will receive all of these upgrades at little to no out of pocket 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 or financed by the homeowner at the completion of the project.
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.