Your energy use is being compared to the usage patterns of a group of about 100 homes that are close to yours and similar in size.
To provide valid comparisons, we've chosen specific homes that are nearby and have characteristics that typically lead to similar energy needs, such as home size and heating source. And importantly, we only include homes that appear to be occupied at the time of the comparison.
Our goal is to provide you with a comparison that is valid and meaningful. Currently, our report comparisons include a group of similar, nearby, occupied homes. Our research shows that for almost all residents this provides a good indication of typical usage. However, there are some factors for which we don’t account, such as the number of occupants in the home and special loads like hot tubs and swimming pools. You can provide additional information about your home in the "My Account" section of this website, and we will use it to enhance your similar homes comparison.
It's understandable that some people may have life or housing circumstances that make it difficult to reduce their home's energy use. We aim to provide a wide range of ideas that can address the various needs of our customers and their homes. We encourage you to find out which tips are best for you and search for more ideas. In some cases, you may not be able to realize substantial savings, but we've found that most people can realize at least some savings and we hope we can help you do so.
Efficient households likely take a variety of steps to reduce their energy use, including using the thermostat to manage heating and cooling costs, turning off lights and electronics when not in use and always running full loads in the dishwasher, washer and dryer. The reports provide actionable steps that you can take to help you make your home more efficient.
The square footage of your home that we use in the Home Energy Report is based on data that is collected from public government sources about your home. If the square footage on your report is not correct, you can change it in the My Account section of this website.
We use an energy index, which combines your electricity use (as measured in kWh) and your natural gas use (as measured in GJ) into a single measurement.
Most people are eager to make their home more efficient and save money, but they're not always sure how. The Home Energy Reports program is designed to provide more information about your energy use so you can make informed choices and save money. This program is in a pilot phase, and we welcome your feedback. Please contact us at ActOnEnergyResidential@ameren.com
or 1-866-838-6918 with your comments or suggestions for improvement.
This report and others to come are part of an energy efficiency program designed to help you save energy and money. Two million households nationwide are already enrolled in similar reports programs, helping them save more than $50 million so far. And now you can start saving too.
Home Energy Reports are designed to provide new information to help you understand your home's energy use and find smart ways to make your home more efficient. Each report will provide you with new information including:
- Information on your home's energy use: You can see your home's energy use in the context of the energy use of homes that are nearby and similar in size.
- Progress tracking: You also can see how your home's energy use changes over time and across seasons.
- Ideas on Energy Efficiency: On each report, you can find ways to save energy, including information on the rebates and other special programs we offer.
These tips are a great place to start, but there are many ways you can save energy and money. The reports and this website include strategies that are most effective in typical homes. Not all of them will apply to your home, and there may be other things you can do to use less energy.
Yes. To go paperless or receive email in addition to your paper report, please contact us.
Yes. We are providing this service as an educational tool to help you understand your home's energy use and to share ideas on how you might be able to save money. If you don't find this program useful, give us a call at 1-866-838-6918 and we can remove you from the program.