COLLINSVILLE, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — With the summer temperatures heating up and residents and businesses feeling the pinch of higher power supply prices, Ameren Illinois is encouraging customers to save energy and money through its Energy Efficiency Program.

One offering is the Home Efficiency Income Qualified Initiative.

Those looking to take advantage must first complete a free Home Energy Assessment, to help identify where the home is losing energy.

Some customers may be eligible for grant funding to help lessen the costs of air sealing, insulation, or HVAC related upgrades to their homes.

Customers can go to this website for more information including the requirements to take part in the Home Efficiency Income Qualified Initiative.