SHOW ME THE RECORDS: State incentives for energy-efficient homes

Monday, October 14, 2013 | 6:00 a.m. CDT; updated 2:27 p.m. CDT, Monday, March 17, 2014

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The records: The Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency (DSIRE) provides a list of local programs with incentives such as loans and rebates available in each state for people with energy efficient homes and utilities.

Why you’d want them: You can find out the qualifications for rebates up to $22,500 or find out how to qualify for a loan of up to $15,000 to make your house more energy efficient through local programs such as Ameren Missouri and Columbia Water & Light.

Where you get the records: Go to DSIRE online at Click on Missouri on the map and look for the utility loan program links (Residential and Commercial) or the utility rebate programs through Ameren Missouri or Columbia Water & Light.

How much it will cost: The information is free.

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