ComEd Energy Efficiency Programs

Home Energy Assessment

If you are a ComEd residential customer, you may be eligible for a free Home Energy Assessment. During the assessment, an Energy Advisor will do a
walk-through of your home, finding ways to make it more energy efficient. The advisor also will install the following free energy-saving products:

  • ENERGY STAR® certified LED bulbs
  • Programmable thermostats
  • WaterSense® certified shower heads and faucet aerators
  • Hot water pipe insulation (up to 6 feet)

During your assessment, you may also purchase discounted energy-saving products:

  • Advanced power strips for televisions and desktop computers ($10, installation not included)
  • Smart thermostats ($75-$150 depending on model, includes installation if purchased during the assessment)

Energy Report: At the end of the assessment, the Energy Advisor should provide you with a Home Energy Report, which lists the products installed and the estimated yearly savings in electricity, gas, water and money. Who can sign up?: Single-family homes, two-flats, condos and town homes are eligible. Renters in these building types are also eligible, with permission from their landlord. Call 1-855-433-2700 today to schedule an appointment, or you can schedule online here.If Peoples Gas or North Shore Gas provides your delivery, the building must be two units or less. If Nicor Gas provides your delivery, the building must be four units or less. Larger buildings are eligible for the multi-family program.

Why is it free?: ComEd and your natural gas utility are required to provide energy efficiency programs for their customers in compliance with state law and are allowed to charge ratepayers. Customers pay into the program whether or not they take advantage of the incentives.

Multi-Family Energy Efficiency

If you live in or own a multi-family building in ComEd territory, you may be eligible for free energy-saving products. The property owner or manager can
call 1-855-433-2700 to schedule an appointment for a FREE energy assessment. Once the assessment is completed, trained technicians will install free energy-saving products in all of the tenant units and common areas. These products may include:

  • ENERGY STAR® certified LED bulbs
  • Programmable thermostats
  • WaterSense® certified shower heads and faucet aerators
  • Hot water pipe insulation

Additional energy efficiency recommendations and incentives within common area spaces are available. These services may be free for Income Eligible buildings (see the “Income Eligible” section).

Income Eligible Program

If you are a homeowner with household income at or below 80 percent Area Median Income (AMI), you may qualify to receive free weatherization improvements and free installation of energy-saving products. Note: 80 percent Area Median Income changes depending on where you live.

To see if you qualify for the Income Eligible Program, contact your local community agency. Visit this website or call the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program at 1-877-411-9276.

Multi-Family Income Eligible Program

If you live in or own an income-eligible multi-family building, you may qualify for energy efficiency retrofits in common areas and tenant spaces. Improvements may include free weatherization, energy-saving products, boiler tune-ups, and more. Property owners and managers can contact Elevate Energy at 1-855-993-0940 for more.

Energy Efficiency Loans

Energy Efficiency Loans provide financing for the purchase and installation of qualified energy-efficiency products and services. The loan payment is added
to your monthly ComEd bill. Homeowners and owners of residential buildings of 4 units or less may apply. Residential customers must have a credit score of 640 or greater and must prequalify for the loan before product/service purchase.
Loan features include:

  • 5.99% interest rate
  • Financing between $500-$20,000
  • Fixed rate loan terms for 1, 3, 5, and if the loan is greater than $8,000, 7 and 10 years
  • No fees, prepayment penalties, or closing costs
  • Can finance installation costs in full

For more information, visit this website, or call ComEd at 1-630-437-2494. To apply for prequalification, visit this website.
You may also request an application via mail by calling 1-877-923-2665.

Fridge & Freezer Recycling

Refrigerators over 15 years old can use twice as much energy as newer models and could be costing you as much as $150 a year in electricity. ComEd
will pick up your old, working refrigerator or freezer, recycle it, and send you $35. Recycle a room air conditioner at the same time and get an additional $10 each. To schedule a pick-up, visit ComEd.com/FridgeRecycling or call 1-855-433-2700.

To qualify, your fridge or freezer must be:

  • Between 10 and 30 cubic feet (interior) in size
  • Empty, defrosted, and working
  • Removable without risk of injury or modification of your home, with a clear removal path
  • Owned by you and located at the address with the qualifying ComEd account
  • Small refrigerators (less than 10 cubic feet interior) are only eligible during special events
  • Room air conditioners will only be picked up along with an eligible refrigerator or freezer

Discounts on Energy Efficient Lighting

You can receive instant in-store discounts on select ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs and LED fixtures. Look for the ComEd “Lower Price” sticker to save on a variety of energy-efficient light bulbs at participating retail stores. No coupon is required—prices shown reflect the instant discount. Limit of 24 bulbs and 6 fixtures per customer.

For specific retailer locations, visit this website, or call 1-844-288-0011. You can buy online as well.
Note: There are no bulb limits – and the bulbs are free – if you sign up for a free Home Energy Assessment or Multi-Family Energy Assessment.

The Facts On LEDs

  • Use about 75% less energy than incandescent bulbs.
  • Last up to 35-50 times longer than incandescent lighting and 2-5 times longer than fluorescent lighting.
  • Save on cooling costs, as they produce little heat.

To learn how to match LEDs with the correct fixtures, visit www.EnergyStar.gov.

Smart Thermostats

A smart thermostat lets you monitor and control your home’s temperature from any web-enabled device so you can save energy and money whether
you’re at home or on the go. ComEd customers may qualify for a $75 rebate towards the purchase of a smart thermostat. All ENERGY STAR® certified models qualify. Visit EnergyStar.gov for a complete list. The full terms and conditions are available here, or call 1-888-989-7442 for more information.

There are several ways to get your rebate:

  • Buy a discounted smart thermostat during your Home Energy Assessment (includes free installation)
  • Get an online rebate at the ComEd Marketplace
  • Get an instant in-store coupon at a participating retailer
  • Apply for the rebate online here
  • Submit your application by mail (can call 1-888-989-7442) and download a PDF of the application here

Rebates

ComEd offers rebates for qualifying energy-efficient appliances, home products, and heating and cooling equipment. Review eligibility requirements and complete rebate applications (online and printable) here or call 1-855-433-2700.

For the heating and cooling rebates, installation must be completed between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020 and must be performed by a ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider with ICC Energy Efficiency Installer Certification. For a list of providers, visit this website.

Extra Savings

You can sign up for even more savings with the following programs:

  • Peak Time Savings
  • Central AC Cycling
  • Hourly Pricing

Visit citizensutilityboard.org/electric for more information on these and other programs.

If you have additional questions about these programs, please call CUB at 1-800-669-5556. CUB is not responsible for the administration of any of the programs described in this fact sheet. If you are having trouble applying for or receiving benefits from any of the programs described above, please contact the administrator of that program.