Energy efficiency is easy when you install a smart thermostat. The average home spends about $2,200 a year on utility bills, with about half of that going to heating and cooling. With the help of a smart thermostat, you can save up to $180 per year in energy costs. And, with the Smart Savers Initiative you can get a new smart thermostat from Ameren Illinois for free. Ameren Illinois customers who reside in eligible zip codes are encouraged to enroll.
Q: What is the Ameren Illinois Smart Savers Initiative?
A: The Ameren Illinois Smart Savers Initiative offers customers within select residential communities the ability to acquire a smart thermostat at no cost. Residential customers in these communities may be eligible for a free smart thermostat of their choice.
Q: Is there a cost associated with participating?
A: No. The Ameren Illinois Smart Savers Initiative offers you a smart thermostat at no cost. You have the choice of a Google Nest Thermostat E smart thermostat or ecobee3 lite smart thermostat.
Q: Why is it free?
A: At Ameren Illinois, we believe that it should be easy to be comfortable at home. We know that paying your energy bill can be a real challenge for many households, so we offer energy efficiency programs like Smart Savers to give back to our rate payers and help them control their energy costs without sacrificing comfort. In this case, we cover all costs of the smart thermostat for eligible customers.
Q: Who is eligible?
A: Single family customers and residents of multifamily properties in the Ameren Illinois service territory are eligible. To confirm your eligibility, please refer to the eligible community list below and verify your zip code here.
Q: I live in a multifamily property, how do I sign up to participate?
A: We can contact your property manager to get the process started on your behalf, simply email your property manager’s contact information to us at [email protected] and we will take it from there.
If you are a property manager of a multifamily building, of three or more units, please call us at 1.866.838.6918 between 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., to continue the free smart thermostat verification process. You can also learn more about the program at AmerenIllinoisSavings.com/multifamily-properties.
Q: How will my smart thermostat be installed?
A: Upon enrollment, you are given the option to self-install or request a Program Ally to professionally install the smart thermostat.*
If you choose the self-install option, you will receive the smart thermostat shipped to your home address. The smart thermostat will come with installation and set-up instructions. After the smart thermostat’s activation is confirmed, you will receive a $25.00 e-reward card sent via email.
If you choose to have a Program Ally install your smart thermostat, you will be able to choose from a network of local qualified Program Allies. All Program Allies participating in the 2020 Smart Savers Initiative are registered with Ameren Illinois.
*Please note that due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Ameren Illinois has temporarily suspended select Energy Efficiency Program activities, including professional smart thermostat installation. This option under the Smart Savers Initiative will re-start once it is safe for installers to make home visits.
Q: How do I activate my smart thermostat?
A: You can follow these guides to activate your smart thermostat:
Q: Who do I contact if I have an issue with my smart thermostat?
A: For any issues related to program participation or device malfunction, please call 1.866.251.2531 or send an email to AmerenIllinoisSmartSavers@clearesult.com.