ComEd Energy Efficiency Programs

Home Energy Assessment

If you are a ComEd residential customer, you may be eligible for a free Home Energy Assessment.

Self Assessment
ComEd customers take an online survey to learn how they use energy. (The utility estimates participants can complete it in less than 25 minutes, and they have the option to save their progress and come back to it if they need more time.) Then they get customized tips and can select from a list of free and discounted energy-saving products to be delivered to their homes:

  • Air filter replacement
  • Door sweeps
  • WaterSense® certified shower heads and faucet aerators
  • Hot water pipe insulation (up to 6 feet)
  • Smart sockets (plug an appliance into it to control it remotely through your smartphone)

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

  • ENERGY STAR® certified LED bulbs
  • Advanced power strips for televisions and desktop computers
  • Smart thermostat

In-home or virtual assessment

Customers who are at or below 80 percent of the Area Median Income (AMI) may be eligible for a free Home Energy Assessment (in-home or virtual). 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 smart thermostat
  • WaterSense shower heads and faucet aerators
  • Hot water pipe insulation (up to 6 feet)
  • Door sweeps

After the appointment, participants may also receive free advanced power strips and air filter replacements for self-installation.

Note: The virtual assessment is done by an energy advisor using video-sharing software and a participant’s smartphone or tablet. Free products, to be installed by the participant, are mailed and arrive 5-7 days after the assessment. The free products include the list above, plus advanced power strips, air filter replacement and smart sockets. Customers receiving a thermostat installation will get the projects delivered to them by an energy advisor during the follow-up installation appointment

Energy Report: At the end of the assessment, the Energy Advisor should provide a Home Energy Report, which lists the products received and the estimated yearly savings in electricity, gas, water and money.

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 1-855-660-9378 to schedule an appointment, or you can schedule online at: 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 are these services 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 through their utility bills 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 1-855-660-9378 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:

  • Programmable thermostats
  • WaterSense® certified shower heads and faucet aerators
  • Hot water pipe insulation
  • Advanced power strips

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 visit or call 1-855-993-0940 for more info.

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:

  • 8.99% 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. To apply for prequalification, visit this website. You may also request an application via mail by calling 877-923-2665.

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 for a complete list. The full terms and conditions are available at or call 1-855-433-2700 for more information.

There are several ways to get your rebate:


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.

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

Discounts on Energy Efficient Home Products

ComEd provides special instant in-store discounts on select energy-saving home products, including water saving products, weatherization products, ENERGY STAR® room air conditioners, air purifiers and dehumidifiers. 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 this website, or call 855-433-2700. You can buy online as well.

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

Extra Savings

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

  • Peak Time Savings
  • AC Cycling
  • Hourly Pricing

Visit 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.