ComEd Energy Efficiency Programs

Home Energy Assessment

ComEd residential customers who also have Nicor Gas, North Shore Gas or Peoples Gas as their gas utility can sign up 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 LEDs
  • Programmable thermostat
  • WaterSense® certified showerheads
  • WaterSense® certified faucet aerators
  • Hot water pipe insulation
  • Advanced power strips for televisions and desktop computers (to be installed by the customer)
  • Smart thermostats are available for purchase at a discount (must be purchased during the assessment for free installation)

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.

Weatherization Discounts: If you are interested in further energy savings, at the end of your assessment, you can request a list of licensed and insured contractors who provide discounted weatherization services through the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program. Weatherization services are FREE for Income Eligible customers. (See the “Income Eligible” section.)

Who can sign up? Single-family homes, two-flats, condos and townhomes 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. 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. On your ComEd bill, you can see these charges under the “Taxes & Fees” portion, labeled “Energy Efficiency Programs.” You can see a similar charge on your natural gas utility bill. Customers pay into the program whether or not they take advantage of the incentives.

Multi-Family Energy Efficiency

Multi-family buildings are eligible for many of the same energy-saving incentives as the Home Energy Assessment. 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 LEDs
  • Programmable thermostats
  • WaterSense® certified showerheads
  • WaterSense® certified faucet aerators
  • Hot water pipe insulation
  • Advanced power strips (to be installed by the tenants)

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

Income Eligible Program

Homeowners may qualify to receive FREE weatherization improvements and free installation of energy-saving products. Qualifying customers must meet household income at or below 80 percent Area Median Income (AMI). AMI varies, depending on where you live within the ComEd service territory.

ComEd has partnered with community action agencies to help customers take advantage of these energy-saving services. Contact your local community agency to determine if you qualify.

You can visit ComEd.com/WaysToSave/ForYourHome/Pages/CommunityActionAgencies.aspx to find the phone number of the community action agency for your county, or you can call the Illinois Home Weatherization Assistance Program (IHWAP) at 1-877-411-9276 for this and more information.

Multi-Family Income Eligible Program

Building owners and managers whose buildings are designated as income eligible may qualify for comprehensive 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 to get details on eligibility and next steps.

Energy Efficiency Loans

Energy Efficiency Loans provide financing for eligible homeowners, owners of residential buildings of 50 units or less and owners of small business buildings. Your loan payment is conveniently added to your monthly ComEd bill.

ComEd is in the process of selecting a new provider for the program. Details are pending on requirements, interest rates, and participating contractors. Interested customers can call 1-855-433-2700 to sign up to be contacted when the program becomes available.

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 refrigerator or freezer, recycle it in an environmentally responsible way, and send you $50. Recycle a working dehumidifier or room air conditioner at the same time and get an additional $10 each. Dehumidifiers and room air conditioners will only be picked up when accompanied by an eligible refrigerator or freezer. To schedule a pick-up, visit ComEd.com/FridgeRecycling or call 1-855-433-2700.

To qualify for recycling, your refrigerators and/or freezer must be:

  • Between 10 and 30 cubic feet (interior) in size
  • Empty, defrosted, and working at the time of pick-up
  • 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

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.

For specific retailer locations, visit ComEd.com/LightingRetailers, or call 1-844-288-0011. Limit of 24 bulbs and 6 fixtures per customer.

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

ComEd customers qualify for a $100 rebate towards the purchase of a smart thermostat.

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.

All ENERGY STAR® certified models qualify. Visit EnergyStar.gov for a complete list. The full terms and conditions are available at ComEd.com/Thermostat, or call 1-855-433-2700 for more information.

Rebates

ComEd offers rebates for qualifying, energy-efficient appliances and home products, high-efficiency central air conditioners and heat pumps, weatherization improvements and more.

Review eligibility requirements and complete rebate applications (online and printable) at ComEd.com/Rebates or call 1-855-433-2700.

For the weatherization, heating, and cooling rebates, installation must be completed between January 1, 2019 and December 31, 2019 and must be performed by a ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider (formerly called “trade ally”). To find a ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider, you can visit ComEdRebates.com/FindaEEServiceProvider.

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.

Weatherization Rebates

Improvement  Quantity Max Rebate
Attic Insulation $0.30/sq ft $300
Air Sealing $0.40/CFM50 $400
Duct Sealing $2.00/CFM25 $500
Wall Insulation $0.50/sq ft $400
Foundation Insulation $0.50/sq ft $400

Appliance Rebates

ENERGY STAR Appliance Size Rebate
Refrigerator ≥ 7.75 cubic ft $50
Freezer ≥ 7.75 cubic ft $50
Clothes Washer No size limit $50
Electric Clothes Dryer ≥4.4 cubic ft $50
Air Purifier No size limit $50
Room Air Conditioner No size limit $25
Dehumidifier Stand alone unit only $50

Heating and Cooling Rebates
All installations must be performed by a ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider. Find one by visiting ComEdRebates.com/FindaEEServiceProvider.

Central Air Conditioner ≥ 18 SEER $600
Central Air Conditioner ≥ 16 SEER $400
Central Air Conditioner ≥ 15 SEER $300
Air Source Heat Pump ≥ 18 SEER $600
Air Source Heat Pump ≥ 16 SEER $500
Air Source Heat Pump ≥ 14.5 SEER $400
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump ≥ 17 SEER and ≥ 9.5 HSPF $400
Furnace Blower Motor (ECM) Factory-installed $50
Furnace Blower Motor (ECM) Upgraded fan $100
Geothermal (ground source) Heat Pump ComEd provider must be GAOI-certified $1000/ton (max $6000)
Geothermal (ground source)
Heat Pump Indoor Unit
Replacement
≥ 20 EER

≥ 17 EER

≥ 15 EER

$1,200

$1,000

$850