Instant Incentives Benefits of Instant Incentives Instant incentives make it easier for Ameren Illinois business customers to make their facilities more energy efficient by providing upfront savings on: LEDs, including specialty bulbs, tube bulbs, and recessed lighting. Smart Thermostats that can help regulate the temperature in your business’ facilities. Notched V-Belts that help your existing HVAC systems run more efficiently. Central Air Conditioners that use eight percent less energy than conventional models. Heat Pump Water Heaters offer use up to 63% less energy than conventional water heaters. Air Source Heat Pumps that use energy more efficiently than standard heating and cooling systems. Instant discounts allow you to receive discounts at the time of purchase, which means: No Application — when you purchase eligible equipment from a participating distributor you won’t be required to fill out an application or complete any paperwork! Savings Upfront — you’ll receive your savings at time of purchase, so you won’t have to wait for your project to complete and for a rebate check to be delivered. Start Saving Now — many of the products available with an instant discount are easy to implement, which means you can start saving on your energy costs sooner rather than later.