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UE Energy Efficient Natural Gas Equipment Rebates and State-Sponsored Programs Add Up to Big Savings

Starting April 19, AmerenUE’s 127,000 natural gas customers in Missouri will have a unique opportunity to benefit from a combination of UE and state-offered programs. With these programs combined, customers can receive big savings when shopping for new natural gas furnaces or water heaters.

Here’s how. April 19 is the first day of the Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday—a week when ENERGY STAR®-certified new appliances purchased in Missouri will be exempt from state sales tax. The tax holiday coincides with UE’s Energy Efficient Natural Gas Equipment Rebate Program and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources’ (DNR) Energize Missouri Appliance Rebate Program.

UE offers rebates toward a portion of the cost of purchasing and installing ENERGY STAR-qualified programmable thermostats, gas furnaces, gas boilers and water heaters (including tankless water heaters). Rebates are also available on other energy efficiency measures--like caulking, weather stripping, ceiling and wall insulation—that result from a customer-paid energy audit by a qualified energy auditor. All qualifying equipment must be purchased by Dec. 31, 2010, and installed by Jan. 31, 2011. Applications must be postmarked by Feb. 28, 2011, to qualify for rebates.

The DNR’s Energy Missouri Appliance Rebate program provides rebates on ENERGY STAR-qualified gas furnaces and water heaters, both of which are also eligible for UE’s rebate program.

Below is a demonstration of how customers can benefit by combining these programs:


Energize Missouri (DNR)

UE Natural Gas Equipment Rebate

Possible Total Rebate

Gas Furnaces


Up to $300, based on efficiency


Water Heaters-Gas Condensing




Water Heaters-Gas Storage




Water Heaters-Gas Tankless











The Show-Me Green Sales Tax Holiday is available through April 25. A press release describing the program can be found at http://dor.mo.gov/news/2010/031710. More about UE’s Natural Gas Equipment Rebate program can be found at www.UEfficiency.com. The DNR’s program offers rebates on other appliances that are not eligible for the UE program. Information about the DNR’s program can be found at http://missouriappliancerebate.com.

AmerenUE, founded in 1902, provides electric and gas service to approximately 1.2 million customers across central and eastern Missouri, including the greater St. Louis area. UE serves 57 Missouri counties and 500 towns. The company's electric rates are among the lowest in the nation. For more information, visit www.amerenue.com.

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Contact: Tim Fox, 314-554-4335