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Three ways to rein in energy expenses this holiday season
Ameren Missouri offers tips to save on energy bills

ST. LOUIS (Nov. 23, 2021) – The holidays are fast approaching, but before you set up your inflatable snowman and turn on your lighting display, make some easy adjustments to reduce your energy expenses.

“Convenient product substitutions and personalized account options give customers the power to save money without sacrificing holiday spirit,” said Tony Lozano, director of energy solutions at Ameren Missouri. “When combined with the cold weather, shortened daylight hours and holiday lights, the demand for energy often rises this time of year.”

Here are the top three ways you can keep your energy bills under control this holiday season:

  • Swap in LEDs in your lighting displays. Make sure your décor is as energy-efficient as possible by using ENERGY STAR® certified lights, which use 75% less energy per strand than incandescent lights. LED holiday lights are available for indoor and outdoor use.
  • Stay updated on your energy usage online. Review your energy use on the new Account Dashboard when logging in to your account at AmerenMissouri.com from a computer or mobile device. Enroll in alerts to see your bill projections and get helpful usage and budget notifications to stay on track.
  • Adjust your payment due date. You can adjust your Ameren Missouri payment due date to a time that’s most convenient. Modify yours by logging in to your account at AmerenMissouri.com, go to the Billing Options page and select the Pick A Due Date option on the right side of the page. If you don't have an online account, registering is fast and easy.

There are other ways you can impact your energy bills, too. Using smart thermostats and advanced power strips, and unplugging energy-draining appliances when not in use can help you use less energy and save money. For a limited time, get a smart thermostat for as low as $0 plus tax and shipping on brands like Nest and Sensi. This offer requires enrollment in the Peak Time Savings program. To learn more about home energy efficiency resources and offers, visit AmerenMissouriSavings.com.

And since this is the season of giving, consider donating to Ameren Missouri’s Dollar More program. Adding just $1 per month to your energy bill can help provide financial support to families in need. To find out more and sign up, visit AmerenMissouri.com/DollarMore.

If you’re having trouble paying your energy bill, Ameren Missouri has programs in place to help customers facing financial hardship. Go to AmerenMissouri.com/EnergyAssistance to learn more about your options.

About Ameren Missouri
Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than 100 years, and the company's electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. Ameren Missouri's mission is to power the quality of life for its 1.2 million electric and 132,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. The company's service area covers 64 counties and more than 500 communities, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit Ameren.com/Missouri or follow us on Twitter at @AmerenMissouri or Facebook.com/AmerenMissouri.