Ameren offers low-income residents energy-efficient home makeovers

By Heartland News

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - AmerenUE will be in Cape Girardeau on Wednesday to offer low-income residents ways to save energy and money on their electric bills through their Multifamily Income-Qualified Program.

They will be in Cape Girardeau from 9 a.m. until noon on Wednesday at Heritage Manor, located at 1032 Linden, 63703.

The program provides energy-efficient replacement appliances in federally-subsidized rental properties free of charge. They also educate residents on ways to use electricity more efficiently.

According to the Ameren website, eligible properties must implement standard multifamily lighting. Incentives in common areas are for installation of the following energy efficiency measures in income-qualified units: CFLs (proper wattage and color rendering for seniors), domestic electric hot water measures (including handheld shower heads to accommodate tenants with mobility limitations), programmable thermostats, ENERGY STAR refrigerators (replacing those over 10 years old), ENERGY STAR window air conditioners and ENERGY STAR dehumidifiers.

The program covers the cost to remove, install and decommission the measures.

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