Financial Resources for Homes

There are a variety of financial resources available to help you make energy efficiency improvements in your home.

First, check with your utility provider. Review your bill to see if receive your energy from AmerenNicor Gas, or Corn Belt. Each utility provides excellent financial resources and incentives to help you reduce your energy usage.  If you are a low-income household, you may qualify for weatherization improvements. See the link below for eligibility requirements and where to find more information.

Rebate ProgramFinancial HelpEligibilityEffective Dates
Ameren Illinois IncentivesDiscounts and rebates on:
  • Lighting - Discounts at local stores.
  • Heating and Cooling
  • Programmable Thermostat Rebate
and more!
All current Ameren residential customers are eligible to apply for the financial incentives.June 1, 2016 -
May 31, 2017
Nicor Gas energySMART ProgramDiscounts and rebates on:
  • Boilers
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Programmable Thermostats
  • Furnace/AC Combos
  • Free Energy Saving Kits with aerators and low-flow showerheads
and more!
All current Nicor Gas residential customers are eligible to apply for the Program.June 1, 2015 - May 31, 2016
Corn Belt Energy Rebates
  • Heat Pump Water Heater Rebate
  • HVAC Heat Pump Rebates
  • Geothermal Rebates
  • Commercial & Industrial Energy Efficiency Incentives
  • Lighting Rebates
All current Corn Belt members are eligible to apply for the Program.December 31, 2017
Illinois Low Income Weatherization Help via Mid Central Community ActionAn approved contractor will install measures that will save the most energy within the budget available. Work to be done is determined by the results of a computerized energy analysis of the structure; no two houses will have the same work performed.Must be a mobile home or single-family home within the income requirements. See website for more details.LIHEAP or income eligible clients can call the Bloomington or Pontiac office to setup an appointment to apply