Ameren Missouri says heating and cooling costs typically account for 50 percent of any home’s energy bill. The utility company is working with the public to bring those costs down. Temperatures are hovering near the 100 degree mark this week and residents are likely going to see a jump in their cooling costs. Energy efficiency expert Cara Dolly says Ameren Missouri is offering a “Cool Savers” program that offers rebates for air conditioning upgrades or tune-ups, helping folks cool off for less. She says Ameren Missouri is partnering with hundreds of contractors throughout the state.

She says the rebates range from $75 dollars for a tune-up to $750 for a new central air system. Dolly says Ameren Missouri also has rebate programs in place for businesses, lighting, appliances and thermostats.

Ameren Missouri is partnering with more than 300 contractors throughout the state to implement the program. You can find a participating contractor near you on Ameren’s website, where you can also find specifics about how much savings is offered with each service or purchase.

Dolly says Ameren Missouri is promoting its ActOnEnergy CoolSavers program because of the heat, and scaling back on energy costs becomes a concern at the forefront for many Missourians this time of year. Visit