Instant Incentives Benefits of Instant Incentives Instant Incentives makes 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 can help regulate the temperature in your business’ facilities. Notched V-Belts help your existing HVAC systems run more efficiently. Central Air Conditioners use eight percent less energy than conventional models. Heat Pump Water Heaters use up to 63% less energy than conventional water heaters. Air Source Heat Pumps 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 or your installing contractor 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.