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Become a ComEd Residential Trade Ally

​ComEd relies on partnerships with residential contractors to help raise awareness and guide customer understanding of ComEd Residential Energy Efficiency offerings. These professionals are referred to as Residential Trade Allies. Our ComEd Residential Trade Ally Network is educated and trained to work with homeowners to identify and implement energy efficiency improvements and provide customer guidance on available ComEd Energy Efficiency Rebates.

If you’re in the business of helping homeowners save energy, you should become a ComEd Residential Trade Ally!


Trade Ally Network Benefits

  • Ability to market your company as a ComEd Residential Trade Ally and offer ComEd Rebates to customers on qualifying energy efficient installations
  • Opportunity to offer instant discounts to customers for qualifying equipment installations
  • Inclusion of your company’s name in a directory on the ComEd website used by residential customers to find a ComEd Residential Trade Ally to complete home improvements eligible for ComEd rebates
  • Free program training, networking events and webinars
  • Free ComEd energy efficiency marketing materials
  • Access to new program information through the Residential ComEd Trade Ally e-newsletters

Heating and Cooling and Geothermal Network

To offer ComEd Heating and Cooling rebates to ComEd residential delivery service customers, you must enroll in the ComEd Residential Trade Ally Network by submitting an online Trade Ally Application, completing all ComEd Trade Ally certification and documentation requirements, and meeting with a ComEd program associate (by phone, email or in person).

Contractors looking to join the ComEd Residential Heating and Cooling Trade Ally Network must be certified by the Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) and trained on the ComEd Heating and Cooling Rebate program to provide energy efficient options to customers. Additionally, contractors looking to join the ComEd Geothermal Trade Allies must also be GAOI-certified to install geothermal heat pump systems.

ComEd Residential Heating and Cooling Trade Ally Network Members have access to a separate online application through the Trade Ally Portal, designed specifically for contractors. This application is for instant rebate applications only.

Begin your Residential Heating and Cooling Trade Ally enrollment today. Email for additional support.

Weatherization Network

To offer weatherization rebates for air sealing, insulation, duct sealing and attic sealing, a contractor must become an approved weatherization contractor, which requires an additional agreement with the program and meeting certain requirements. Approved weatherization contractors must maintain certification by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) for both Building Analyst and Building Envelope. They must re-certify every three years and take a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education training each year to maintain current certification.

  • Obtain a license to work in each municipality and obtain a building permit if required.
  • Maintain proof of insurance for automobile general liability, workers compensation and comprehensive general liability insurance.
  • Provide a good standing certificate from the State of Illinois.
  • Provide contact information for enrollment, requirements, etc.

Contractor Requirements

As a ComEd Residential Trade Ally, you must comply with all ComEd Energy Efficiency Program terms and conditions, meet all Trade Ally eligibility requirements, maintain good customer service ratings and represent the program accurately. View the Heating & Cooling Rebates FAQ and the Weatherization Rebates FAQ for more info.

Rebate Submission

Refer to the Rebates Eligibility Catalog (pdf) for all qualifying heating and cooling equipment installation and rebate requirements.

Use the Heating and Cooling Rebates Application accessed online through the Trade Ally Portal to complete qualifying rebates. Check status and history of all rebate applications submitted online through the Trade Ally Portal.

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