The use of energy-saving techniques can make a home more comfortable and lower fuel and electric bills. The best way to find out where to save the most money is by having a home energy assessment completed by a professional. Kansas City Power & Light, Independence Power & Light, and Missouri Gas Energy each offer a rebates for energy–efficient improvements after a participating contractor has completed the assessment and installation.
Energy Improvement Rebates: Find an approved certified contractor for the assessment here. Depending on what the energy auditor finds, make improvements as you are able then fill out and send in this rebate form along with receipts for the improvements. The rebate includes $100 per window or door up to $400; Duct Sealing up to $200; Air sealing up to $400; Attic insulation up to $500; Wall insulation up to $600; and floor insulation up to $400. The rebate for an assessment is $400 for single family homes or $200 per unit for multi-family homes.
Air Conditioner Rebate: A rebate is available from KCP&L for to $850 for upgrading to a new energy efficient air conditioner. The program is available to residential customers who have not already purchased a new system and who own a working central air conditioner or heat pump system that is operable and rated at or below 8.0 EER. A $650 rebate is available for a 14 or 15 SEER system, and an $850 rebate is available for a 16 SEER or higher system. First, call 855-500-5032 to find a KCP&L Certified HVAC contractor. Next, schedule a complete air conditioning system check-up, purchase a new system and keep the recipt. The new system must be at or above 14.0 SEER. See more information at kcpl.com.
Refrigerator Recycling Rebate: KCP&L residential customers are eligible for a $75 rebate for older inefficient refrigerators or freezer dated from 2002 or before that is clean and defrosted. The idea is that newer appliances can save up to $150 annually on electric bills. The old appliances are not put in to landfills. The old appliance must be operational and capable of cooling and making ice and must be owned by the homeowner and available for pick up at the same address. Call 855-337-7713 to set an appointment.
New Appliance Rebate: KCP&L offers a rebate for appliances that have earned the ENERGY STAR label. A $100 rebate is available for freezers; a $25 rebate is available for a room air conditioner or ceiling fan; and a $10 rebate is available for an advanced power strip which reduces standby power loss. To participate, purchase an ENERGY STAR qualified appliance from a participating retailer, fill out the appliance rebate form and include a dated sales receipt. See more information at www.kcpl.com.
For Builders Only: ENERGY STAR certified builders are eligible to receive up to $800 in rebates for installing energy0efficient insulation, windows, heating and cooling equipment and other products. Builders should check this page to apply for certification.
The City of Independence, Missouri has an equipment rebate program for air conditioners, heat pumps, and heat pump water heaters. The rebates are available for new and existing single or multi-family homes. For central air conditioners $109 to $384 is available; for heat pumps $259 to $701 is available; and for water heaters up to $300 is available. First fill out a rebate application form. Call 816-325-7485 for a form. Check with IPL for minimum efficiency standards before purchasing new equipment. Visit the City of Independence website for more information.