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Top 20 TAs through 4/30/2021

Monday, May 24, 2021

Total Equipment Applications (A/C & HP) 1/1/2021 to 3/31/2021 

 

Rank

Contractor Company Name

Total Units Processing Complete

Total Incentives Paid

1

A.B. May Company

148

$67,250

2

Bob Hamilton Plumbing

68

$26,750

3

Lee's Summit Heating & Cooling

45

$17,900

4

Anthony Plumbing, Heating & Cooling PHC

42

$15,000

5

Midwest Heating, Cooling & Plumbing

39

$15,900

6

Summit Heating and Cooling

38

$16,800

7

Sharp-Long 72 Degrees

35

$14,750

8

Buckner's Heating & Cooling Co.

34

$13,400

9

Home Depot

33

$11,900

10

One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning

29

$11,200

11

Hale's Heating & Cooling

28

$12,000

12

AFC Heating & Cooling

28

$10,850

13

Climate Control Heating & Cooling, Inc.

28

$10,750

14

United Heating Cooling & Plumbing

26

$11,900

15

R-mech Heating, Cooling and Plumbing

25

$11,500

16

McIntosh Heating & Cooling

24

$9,700

17

Neal Harris

22

$10,300

18

Mission Plumbing Heating and Cooling

22

$7,100

19

Comfort Heating & Cooling, Inc.

18

$7,950

20

Rudroff Heating & Air Conditioning

15

$6,450

 

Top 20 TAs through 3/31/2021

Monday, April 12, 2021

Total Equipment Applications (A/C & HP) 1/1/2021 to 3/31/2021 

Rank # Contractor Company Name Total Units Processing Complete Total Incenctive Amount Processing Complete

1

A.B. May 98 $44,850
2 Bob Hamilton Plumbing 52 $20,750
3 Lee's Summit Heating & Cooling 32 $12,200
4 Anthony, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling PHC 29 $10,200
5 Summit Heating and Cooling 26 $11,600
6 Midwest, Heating, Cooling & Plumbing 24 $10,200
7 Sharp Long 72 Degrees 22 $9,400
8 A-ABC Appliance 21 $7,600
9 AFC Heating & Cooling 21 $7,950
10 Buckner's Heating & Cooling 21 $8,050
11 One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning 21 $7,400
12 Hale's Heating & Cooling 20 $8,500
13 Climate Control Heating & Cooling 19 $7,300
14 United Heating Cooling & Plumbing 18 $8,300
15 Mission Plumbing Heating & Cooling 16 $5,700
16 McIntosh Heating & Cooling 14 $5,600
17 R-Mech Heating, Cooling & Plumbing 14 $7,300
18 Comfort Heating & Cooling 13 $6,150
19 Barker Heating & Cooling 11 $4,500
20 LBA Air Conditioning, Heating & Cooling 11 $4,200

 

Evergy and ecobee Thermostat Training

Monday, April 12, 2021

If you were not able to join the recent Evergy Thermostat and ecobee training session on April 13, you can watch the recorded training below. 

Top 20 TAs through 2/28/2021

Monday, March 1, 2021

Total Equipment Applications (A/C & HP) 1/1/2021 to 2/28/2021 

Rank # Contractor Company Name Total Units Processing Complete Total Incenctive Amount Processing Complete

1

A.B. May 56 $25,350
2 Bob Hamilton Plumbing 29 $11,550
3 Lee's Summit Heating & Cooling 21 $8,900
4 Summit Heating and Cooling 19 $8,600
5 Anthony, Plumbing, Heating & Cooling PHC 18 $5,700
6 Midwest, Heating, Cooling & Plumbing 13 $5,700
7 One Hour Heating & Air Conditioning 13 $4,200
8 A-ABC Appliance 12 $4,050
9 AFC Heating & Cooling 12 $4,550
10 Buckner's Heating & Cooling 11 $4,050
11 Neal Harris 11 $5,000
12 Sharp-Long 72 Degrees 11 $4,500
13 McIntosh Heating & Cooling 10 $4,500
14 Mission Plumbing, Heating & Cooling 10 $3,700
15 A&S Mechanical Heating & Cooling 8 $3,200
16 Comfort Heating & Cooling 8 $3,850
17 Hale's Heating & Cooling 8 $3,300
18 LBA Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing 8 $3,100
19 R-Mech Heating, Cooling & Plumbing 8 $3,700
20 Blue Heating & Cooling 7 $2,100

 

Trade Ally Annual Appreciation Event Award Winners 2020

Monday, December 7, 2020

Before COVID-19 struck and wreaked havoc on social gatherings, the Evergy Outreach team was hard at work planning the Trade Ally Appreciation Event for Spring 2020. Though the team had to unfortunately cancel the event, the TA awards had already been selected and ordered. Brian Lunceford, one of your Evergy Outreach specialists, recently traveled around the greater Kansas City area delivering those awards to their rightful owners.

While we were not able to celebrate with the award winners and all of the trade allies who worked so hard in 2019 to deserve a day of celebration and recognition, we still wanted to thank each of you for your continued participation in the Evergy Heating, Cooling, and Home Comfort Program. We look forward to a successful 2021 with you, and are hopeful we will be able to celebrate together in-person to recognize your efforts in 2020!

Most Demand Savings Most Demand Savings Most Demand Savings Most Demand Savings & Highest Application Accuracy

Star Energy - Ben Meyer

A.B. May - Carter Posladek

Lee's Summit Heating and Cooling - Steve Studer

Summit Heating and Cooling -
Cassie Lara & Brendan Williams

Highest Application Accuracy Highest Application Accuracy Highest Application Accuracy & Quickest Application Turnaround Quickest Application Turnaround

Green CAT - Samantha Jones

Pro Cool - Todd & Kristi LaShure

Climate Control Heating, Cooling & Plumbing - James Parsons

Buckner's Heating and Cooling -
Jill Buckner, Cindy Gailey & Steve Blow

Quickest Application Turnaround Quickest Application Turnaround Best Year Over Year Growth Highest Customer Satisfaction 

Heartland Quality -
Tom Davis & Jim Horlander

Eric Kjelshus - JR Kjelshus, Jerry Roberts, George Crain & Kade Tilson

All American Heating and Cooling - Frank Gipson

AFC Heating and Cooling -
Phil Spellerberg

Highest Average Energy Savings Highest Average Energy Savings Highest Average Energy Savings   

Neal Harris Service Experts -
Ashley Koone

APW Plumbing, Heating and Cooling - Dixie Williford

Air Unlimited Heating and Cooling - Sal Cangelosi

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Income-Eligible Multi-Family Webinar

Wednesday, October 28, 2020

If you are interested in learning about the Evergy and Spire Income-Eligible Multi-Family program, you can watch a recent webinar hosted on October 27. If you have any questions, you can contact our IEMF Account Manager, Kally Johns, at kally.johns@icf.com.

Watch the Webinar 

TA Newsletter - August 2020

Thursday, September 3, 2020

Online Intake Tool Site Updates

The Trade Ally Portal is now accessible from the home page of the Online Intake Tool (OIT). No additional login information is necessary, just click the green button labeled Trade Ally Portal. This is where you will find news and announcements, training resources, and marketing materials – including the Evergy logos (usage approval required). If you are relatively new to the program or have missed our latest newsletters, the Portal is a great resource to quickly get up to speed.

The following two forms have been added to the Documents page in the OIT:
1. The latest Terms and Conditions form has numerous changes to the legal language of the document. Please start using this document immediately. If you have never read the document, please take a few minutes to do so. It has important information all trade allies need to know.

2. A Field Checklist which we recommend be used by installers or sales teams to gather all the information from the customer’s home needed for the rebate application. The checklist is especially useful for trade allies that hand off the application submission to a different department, such as accounting.
 

Updated Rebate Chart

The Heating, Cooling and Home Comfort program rebate chart was recently updated. Please use this version of the rebate chart to reference current incentives. 

Download the newest rebate chart 

Customer Email Addresses

Please be sure to ask your customers if they would provide their email address in the space provided at the bottom of the Terms and Conditions. You can then enter it into the Project Information page of the Online Intake Tool. This will allow customers to receive updates regarding their rebate, and it allows us to send them a survey link for program tracking and prudence, so we can continue to offer these great rebates. If you do not have a customer email address when filling out the Project Information page, please leave the field blank. 

Mini-Split Rebates 

Did you know mini-splits can be rebated as an air source heat pump? If 50 percent or more of the living space is conditioned with the mini-split, the customer can receive the incentive for air source heat pumps at the equivalent SEER. If you have any questions contact your Outreach Specialist. 

Top 20 TAs

Total Equipment Applications (A/C & HP) 1/1/2020 to 7/31/2020

TA Newsletter - July 2020

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Updated Terms and Conditions 

The Terms and Conditions have been updated for the Heating, Cooling, and Home Comfort, Energy Savings Kit, and Air Sealing and Insulation programs as of July 10, 2020. All installations beginning July 10, 2020 will require the updated Terms and Conditions signed by the customer. You can access the Terms and Conditions documents in the Online Intake Tool or by clicking on the links below. If you have any questions regarding these updates, please contact your Outreach Specialist.

Heating, Cooling, and Home Comfort T&Cs
Air Sealing and Insulation T&Cs

Evergy Summer Sale Going on Now!

For a limited time, Evergy is hosting an online sale with deeply discounted LED bulbs. Missouri customers can purchase a 6-pack of LEDs for only $5, including shipping!  Visit the Evergy Summer Sale Store

Application Submission Deadline Reminder

Please be sure you are submitting applications no later than 30 days after the installation date. Delays in application submission cause slow downs in processing paperwork, thus potentially causing longer waits for customers to receive their rebate checks. 

Are You Using MeasureQuick?

Watch as Jim Bergmann of MeasureQuick shows you how to use the MeasureQuick software to complete an A/C system test.

Top 20 TAs

Total Equipment Applications (A/C & HP) 1/1/2020 to 6/30/2020

TA Newsletter - June 2020

Sunday, May 31, 2020

TA Council Virtual Forums Recap

The Outreach team recently hosted five virtual forums for authorized trade allies. During those presentations, the team discussed program updates and benefits, advertising during the pandemic, and had an open discussion with attendees to find out how COVID-19 has impacted your business. 

If you were unable to attend one of those forums and would like to see the presentation, click here. If you have follow up questions after reviewing it, please feel free to contact your Outreach Specialist. 

Current Program Advertising

Marketing for the Heating, Cooling, and Home Comfort program is in full swing! The TA Portal will be updated regularly with advertising artwork and run dates so you can see what customers are seeing. 


View All Current Evergy Marketing

Other Evergy Program Updates

Energy Savings Kit appointments have been reinstated as of May 29, 2020, and are being conducted virtually. If your team members recommend the ESK program to your customers, please be aware of this change and help us manage customer expectations. We will notify you as appointments become available for in-person visits. 

Funds Still Available for Co-Op Marketing

If you're interested in participating in the Evergy Co-Op Marketing program, you can still reserve funds. 

Here's How it Works:
1. Fill out and submit the Funds Request Form
2. Submit your artwork for approval before placing. Ads must include the Evergy logo along with the Heating, Cooling, and Home Comfort rebate information.
3. Run your advertising and submit the Claim Form to collect your reimbursement.
4. Find all of the forms plus co-op marketing guidelines on the TA Portal.

Top 20 TAs

Total Equipment Applications (A/C & HP) 1/1/2020 to 5/31/2020

TA Council Virtual Forums

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

TA Council Virtual Forum Recap

In May the Evergy Outreach Team hosted five virtual meetings with Trade Allies. During those meetings, the team discussed Program updates and benefits, presented on advertising during the pandemic, and had open discussion with attendees about the current COVID-19 impacts on businesses as well as a Program Q&A. 

If you were unable to attend one of the forums and would like to see the presentation, you can review the slide deck below. If you have any questions or would like more information after reviewing the presentation, feel free to reach out to your Outreach Specialist. 

TA Council Forum Presentation

TA Newsletter - April 2020

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Outreach Team Availability During COVID-19

The Evergy Programs are still moving forward and ready to assist you! While your Evergy Outreach Specialists are following state stay-at-home orders and working virtually, they remain available to you in several ways, including the following:

  • Our team is continuing to process rebates and assist you with rebate submissions.
  • If you or any of your staff need program training, we can easily and quickly arrange a customized virtual session with screen-sharing capabilities. Contact your Outreach Specialist for details and scheduling.
  • Every member of our Outreach Team is available to help you and can be reached by phone, email or text; Brian, Terry and Mike’s contact info can be found at the bottom of this email.

Co-Op Marketing Reminder. Request Your Funds Now!

Cut Your Advertising Costs in 1/2! Evergy will help pay for it, up to $4k!
Don’t forget we have funds to assist in your advertising efforts. You can receive up to 50% of your marketing expenses reimbursed if you place qualified advertising between now and September 30, 2020.
Receive up to $4,000 when you run radio or TV, or up to $2,000 for all other advertising.

To get started, fill out and submit the Funds Request Form to reserve funds as they are on a first-come first-serve basis. Once approved, submit your artwork for review and approval before placing your advertising. Guidelines for qualifying can be found in the Marketing Guidelines document. Contact your Outreach Specialist with any questions or for additional information.

Survey Reminder

Last week, Evergy sent an email with a message of support during the COVID-19 crisis. Included in that email was a link to a short survey to let us know how the Coronavirus is impacting your business. If you have not completed this survey, we ask that you take a couple moments and do so. This information will provide insight to help us understand your current situation and look for other ways we can support you and your business.

Click Here to Take the Survey.

COVID-19 Resources

As we learn of resources and other information that may be of value to you and your business during the current pandemic, we will provide those details to you. We came across the following piece of information from Google that may help some of you:

Google is working to help small and medium-sized businesses with ad credits, which can be used towards future ad spend, until the end of 2020 across Google Ads platforms. Your business must have been actively advertising with Google since January 2019. You can find more information here.

Other Evergy Program Updates

Given the current stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19, all Energy Savings Kit appointments have been canceled as of March 19, and no new appointments will be scheduled until further notice. We will communicate to you and those customers who had appointments reserved when scheduling is back open. Appointments will be postponed as long as there is a Missouri or city-level stay-at-home order.

Top 20 TAs

Total Equipment Applications (A/C & HP) 1/1/2020 to 3/31/2020

TA Newsletter - December 2019

Saturday, November 30, 2019

Key Deadlines for Program Year End

As the end of the year draws near, we want to make you aware of important deadlines. We will send reminders about these key dates as they get closer. Contact your Outreach Specialist if you have any questions about these deadlines. 

Installations must be completed by December 31, 2019
Applications must be in no later than January 10, 2020

2020 Rebate Program Announced

Good news! The Residential Rebate program will continue in 2020. The program design is similar to last year with minor changes in rebate values. Please see the new incentive chart here. These rebates will be effective for installations beginning January 1, 2020.

The program will have a new name -  Heating, Cooling and Home Comfort. Your Outreach Specialist will be contacting you over the next few weeks with more information.  

HVAC Equipment Replacement Age 

Don't forget that in order for HVAC equipment to qualify for the Residential Rebate program, the removed system must be five years or older. New construction is also not eligible for rebates with the exception of ground source heat pumps. 
If you have any questions about rebate eligibility, please contact your Outreach Specialist. 

Co-Op Marketing Funds Reimbursement Deadline

If you participated in the fall Co-Op Marketing program, please remember your Claims forms were due December 1. In order to receive any reimbursement for advertising you submitted for approval between October 1 and November 30, you must fill out the Claims form and submit along with your paid receipts or invoices. Please submit your Claims form as soon as possible. If you have any questions please be sure to contact your Outreach Specialist.

You can access the Claims form here

Top 20 TAs

Total Equipment Applications (A/C & HP) 4/1/2019 to 11/30/2019

KCP&L is Now Evergy

Sunday, October 6, 2019

KCP&L and Westar Energy merged to bring you Evergy, evolving to create more savings, sustainable energy and solutions that meet your needs.

 

TA Newsletter - September 2019

Monday, September 30, 2019

Use of the Evergy and KCP&L logos 

If you currently use the KCP&L logo and/or name in customer marketing, co-op marketing, on your website, or any other way, you will need to either stop using the logo or switch it to the Evergy logo and name effective October 5, 2019. You can access our new logo on the Trade Ally Portal under Marketing Resources.

As a reminder, KCP&L will become Evergy on October 5, 2019. You may begin to see Evergy branded materials and websites in the coming days.

We are thrilled to finally introduce ourselves as Evergy this October, and we thank you for your partnership. For questions, please contact your Outreach Specialist. 

New Co-Op Marketing Fall Special

Beginning early October, a new co-op marketing program will launch for Fall. When you place qualifying advertising between October 8, 2019 and December 1, 2019, you can receive reimbursement of up to 50% of your marketing expenses. 

Your advertising will need to include the Evergy logo AND mention the rebate program and amounts available. All artwork must be submitted and approved before executing. 

Co-Op Marketing guidelines, funds request form, and claims form will be emailed out in the next few days. Once you receive these forms, you can fill out a Funds Request form to reserve your marketing dollars. Please be sure to read the Guidelines for how to qualify for the reimbursement in funds

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact your Outreach Specliast. 

Top 20 TAs

Total Equipment Applications (A/C & HP) 4/1/2019 to 9/30/2019

Limited Time - $100 Customer Bonus Rebate

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Dear Authorized Trade Ally –
 
For a limited time, KCP&L is offering a $100 bonus incentive to customers when they upgrade their central air conditioner or air source heat pump through the Residential Rebate Program. Additionally, the rebate amounts for Ground Source Heat Pumps have increased. Please see below for details and feel free to contact your Outreach Specialist if you have any questions. 

When will the $100 bonus incentive be available?
KCP&L Missouri residential customers who install eligible equipment beginning September 3, 2019 through October 31, 2019 will receive the $100 bonus incentive.  

Who is eligible for the $100 bonus incentive?
KCP&L Missouri residential customers are currently eligible to receive the $100 bonus incentive.

What equipment qualifies for the $100 bonus incentive?
See the rebate chart for a detailed list. Customers who upgrade their central air conditioner or an air source heat pump will receive the $100 bonus.

Is the $100 bonus incentive built in to the incentive amounts listed on the rebate chart?
No. The $100 bonus incentive is in addition to the current rebate amounts listed on the rebate chart. For example, if a customer were to upgrade to a SEER 15 air source heat pump, he or she would receive a rebate check for $400 ($300 for the air source heat pump upgrade, plus $100 for the bonus incentive). 

 

What do customers or Trade Allies need to do to ensure customers receive the $100 bonus incentive?
Trade Allies and customers do not need to do anything extra to receive the $100 bonus. The $100 will automatically be added to the customer's rebate check. The additional $100 will not appear on the Online Intake Tool.

What are the new rebate amounts for GSHP?
Click here to access an updated Residential Rebate Program rebate chart. The new rebate amounts for GSHPs are effective for installs between September 3, 2019 and December 31, 2019.

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