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Kind of Cool: Missourians Can Save Hundreds on Energy Efficient Air Conditioning through New Ameren Missouri ActOnEnergy® Program
Missourians Can Also Get Cash Back for Recycling an Old Working Fridge or Freezer

Some of the hottest temperatures of 2013 are expected this week in Missouri, and air conditioning is crucial to helping residents stay comfortable. Ameren Missouri electric customers don’t have to wait until they have a problem with their AC to upgrade their system. Through the company’s new ActOnEnergy Savers programs, customers are being incentivized to save energy, which helps them better manage their energy usage and lower their utility bills – without sacrificing comfort.

Ameren Missouri’s ActOnEnergy CoolSavers program offers customers up to $720 cash back through combined rebates to help offset the cost of new energy efficient cooling equipment and other services. Customers can also receive a $75 rebate on tune-ups of existing systems. More than 300 participating contractors throughout Missouri are partnering with Ameren Missouri to perform the upgrades and turn in the paperwork for the customer. The check will then be sent in the mail.

“A neglected system will end up costing you money on your monthly bills and make your home less comfortable, while an energy efficient system will help you save money,” said Cara Dolly, managing supervisor, Ameren Missouri Residential Energy Efficiency. “Participating couldn’t be easier, and the sooner homeowners take advantage of CoolSavers, the sooner they start saving.”

Ameren Missouri’s ActOnEnergy ApplianceSavers program pays customers $50 to recycle old working refrigerators and freezers, which can be huge energy hogs. Residents who take advantage of the ApplianceSavers program also get FREE recycling and pick-up.

ActOnEnergy® programs are all part of the most ambitious energy efficiency plan in Missouri history, which is expected to generate an estimated $500 million in customer benefits over the next 20 years and an overall expected annual energy savings of 800 million kilowatt-hours.

“Our ActOnEnergy® programs help you afford to keep your home comfortable while also reducing energy usage and costs,” said Dolly. “We can help you save hundreds of dollars per year with discounts, incentives and cash back.”

For more information on everything from small changes, such as 75-cent energy efficient compact fluorescent light bulbs, to big improvements such as a new AC, visit ActOnEnergy.com/Missouri. There Ameren Missouri electric customers can take action and save money through ApplianceSavers, CoolSavers, LightSavers, and other energy efficiency programs offered by the company.

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Ameren Missouri has been providing electric and gas service for more than a century, and our electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. We serve 1.2 million electric and 127,000 natural gas customers in central and eastern Missouri. Our mission is to meet their energy needs in a safe, reliable, efficient and environmentally responsible manner. Our service area covers 63 counties and 500 towns, including the greater St. Louis area. For more information, visit AmerenMissouri.com.