How Do I Participate?
For installations completed January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017:
I am a landlord of a residential property with a ComEd account. Can I receive a rebate?
Yes, a landlord may participate and receive a rebate for the purchase and installation of qualifying equipment. If the landlord holds the ComEd account, the landlord may apply for the rebate as the account holder. If the account is in the tenant’s name but the property owner or manager is purchasing and installing qualifying equipment in the unit, the tenant may allow the landlord to apply for a rebate using the tenant’s ComEd account information. The tenant must provide his or her ComEd account information and sign the customer rebate authorization section on the rebate application, releasing payment to the landlord.
When are applications due?
Applications must be submitted within 90 days of installation or by February 28, 2018, whichever comes first, for installations completed January 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017. The product must be installed and fully operational prior to submitting a rebate application.
Can I receive more than one rebate for the same type of equipment or product?
Participants may receive more than one rebate for the same type of equipment if all rebate requirements are met, except for the ductless heat pump rebate. Limit of one ductless heat pump rebate per home.
You may select any equipment that meets the rebate requirements. Consult the list of rebate requirements in the Heating and Cooling Rebates Eligibility Catalog. Work with your installing contractor to select equipment that meets your home’s needs and the minimum efficiency requirements to qualify for the available rebate(s). Equipment that requires a minimum Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio (SEER) must be verified at the required minimum efficiency by AHRI to qualify for a rebate.
Need help selecting a product?
The ENERGY STAR® Most Efficient list recognizes this year’s exceptional products on the leading edge in energy efficiency; choose Most Efficient products to help achieve the largest rebate and highest efficiency rating available.
Do I have to use a specific installing contractor?
Use of a professional contractor for the installation of your qualifying equipment is required. All professional installing contractors are eligible to complete installations except for geothermal heat pump installations. Geothermal contractors must meet specific requirements in order to be approved to install qualifying geothermal projects for ComEd customers. Approved contractors are accredited by the Geothermal Alliance of Illinois (GAOI) and have received program training. Contact an approved contractor from the geothermal contractor list to learn more about geothermal rebates.
Where can I purchase qualified equipment?
You can purchase qualifying equipment at multiple locations, including local retailers, online retailers or through a professional contractor. If you are purchasing a heat pump water heater through a retailer, you can apply for your rebate using the ComEd Appliance Rebate Application available at ComEd.com/Appliances.
Are room air conditioners eligible for rebates?
Yes, select ENERGY STAR room air conditioners qualify for rebates. Visit ComEd.com/Appliances for details.
How can I check on the status of my rebate?
If you applied for your rebate using the online Heating and Cooling Rebates Application, you can use your last name and account number to check the status of your rebate at ComEd.com/HeatingCooling. Please allow approximately four weeks to receive your rebate check after submitting a correct and complete application. You may also call us at 855-433-2700 after submitting your application to find out the status. If additional information is needed to complete the processing of your rebate, you will be notified by mail or email.
How long will it take to receive my rebate?
We strive to process rebates as quickly as possible. The best way to ensure timely receipt of your rebate check is to provide a completed application with a contractor installation invoice. After your rebate application is reviewed and approved, you will receive a rebate check in approximately four weeks.
Why is ComEd offering rebates?
The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program is part of an ongoing effort to provide energy efficiency initiatives that will help ComEd customers save money on their electric bills. ComEd is committed to providing its customers with helpful solutions to conserve energy, save money and help the environment. These solutions are designed to deliver immediate savings to the customer and reduce our customers’ and ComEd’s environmental impact.
Are other programs and rebates available through ComEd?
ComEd offers additional rebates, tools and tips to help residential and business customers save money and energy. Visit ComEd.com to explore all of the offerings available.
Yes. ComEd has low interest loans that are available for qualifying equipment. Your loan payment is conveniently added to your monthly electric bill. Please visit ILEnergyLoan.com for more details.
Is the AHRI certificate required with the application?
The AHRI certified reference number must be provided with the ComEd Heating and Cooling Rebates Application to qualify for certain rebates, as noted in the Heating and Cooling Rebates Eligibility Catalog. Contractors are strongly encouraged to provide their customers with a copy of the AHRI certificate and to submit a copy with their own rebate applications to expedite rebate processing. To learn more about the AHRI certificate, review this AHRI resource.
As an installing contractor, am I eligible to perform installations?
All professional installation contractors serving customers in the ComEd territory are eligible to complete installations for equipment other than geothermal heat pump rebates. Customers must use programapproved geothermal contractors in order to qualify for the geothermal heat pump rebate. Geothermal contractors must meet specific requirements in order to be approved to install qualifying geothermal projects for ComEd customers. Approved contractors are accredited by the Geothermal Alliance of Illinois (GAOI) and have received program training. To become an approved geothermal contractor you must enroll in the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program Residential Trade Ally Network. Please email ComEdRebates@CLEAResult.com for the enrollment form.
How can I offer an instant rebate?
Trade Ally Network Members may provide their customers with an instant rebate by deducting the full and correct rebate amount off of the customer’s purchase price. The deduction must be clearly labeled as a “ComEd rebate” on the invoice. After receiving the instant rebate, the customer must sign the rebate application form in the “Customer Authorization” section, releasing the payment of the rebate to the installation contractor. Trade Ally Network Members are strongly encouraged to verify the customer and installation meet all requirements for the rebate as stated in the Heating and Cooling Rebates Eligibility Catalog in advance of installation and customer payment. Only Trade Ally Network Members may offer instant rebates to customers; contractors that are not Trade Ally Network Members may not offer instant rebates.
How can I help my customer apply for a rebate for an installation delayed due to weather?
Weather may delay the installation of a central air conditioner or heat pump’s outdoor unit.Please use the following guidance to apply:
Contractors may email ComEdRebates@CLEAResult.com for additional support.
Customers can visit ComEd.com/Thermostat for rebate information and to apply. Trade Ally Network Members can offer instant discounts and can apply online through the Heating and Cooling Rebates Application to complete the rebate process for each project that qualifies for a rebate.