When you join ComEd's Central Air Conditioning Cycling Program, you can stay cool, earn up to $40 dollars in bill credits from June 1 – September 30, while also reducing energy usage during the hottest days of summer. This program is available to customers who own their own home and have central air conditioning.
We offer two device options. We can either cycle your air conditioner utilizing an authorized smart thermostat, or we can install a direct load control (DLC) switch at your home. Cycling is only done when needed, and it may occur on any day for a limited period of time.
If you own your home and have central air conditioning, you can enroll in ComEd's Central Air Conditioning Cycling Program. However, customers cannot participate simultaneously in ComEd’s Central AC Cycling and Peak Time Savings programs.
The smart thermostat option allows ComEd to control your thermostat through your home’s Wi-Fi. Currently, Nest is the thermostat authorized for ComEd’s AC Cycling Program. Before cycling occurs, we may automatically adjust temperatures to cool your home to a comfortable setting. The pre-cooling option is only available with a smart thermostat.
The DLC switch, which ComEd will install on the side of your home or directly on the air conditioner's compressor panel, allows us to turn the compressor off, so it safely uses less energy during a cycling event. Your air conditioner’s fan may remain on to circulate cool air to keep your home comfortable.
If someone in your household is home during most of the day or has a medical condition, the 100% option is not recommended.
Enroll Online or enroll by phone:
Both ComEd programs offer summer bill credits and are built upon the customer’s ability to reduce energy usage when energy demand is high. Most customers earn larger bill credits on Central AC Cycling than they would on
Peak Time Savings, but these programs differ in several important ways.
Customers may not participate simultaneously in Central AC Cycling and Peak Time Savings.
Central AC Cycling FAQs page for quick and easy answers to the most common Central AC Cycling program questions. If you have any additional questions, you can contact us via email:
AcCyclingProgram@exeloncorp.com or call our Central AC Cycling support line, 630-437-3195 (supported Monday through Friday
9 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Voicemails will be returned as soon as possible.