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ComEd Helps Customers Spring into Savings with Its Fridge & Freezer Recycling Program

ComEd program offers customers free pickup and $50 for their old, working fridge or freezer​

CHICAGO (May 15, 2017) – ComEd is helping to make spring cleaning a little easier this season for its customers with their Fridge and Freezer Recycling Program. Fridge and Freezer Recycling is part of ComEd's Energy Efficiency Program, offering ComEd customers a hassle-free way to recycle their old, energy-wasting appliances.

Old refrigerators and freezers can consume as much as four times more energy than newer models and could cost customers up to $150 annually in energy usage. Through ComEd's Fridge & Freezer Recycling Program, customers can schedule a free pickup of their old, working fridge or freezer and receive $50 for allowing ComEd to recycle it in an environmentally responsible way. After the old appliance is picked up, customers will receive their $50 incentive and start saving on their energy bills.

"At ComEd, we understand our customers want to save energy and money while also caring for the environment, which is why our energy efficiency programs are designed to help them achieve those goals," said Val Jensen, senior vice president, Customer Operations at ComEd. "We strive to make being energy efficient easy for our customers so that they will participate in free services like Fridge & Freezer Recycling and also seek to take advantage of the many other offerings that are available to them within the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program."

Since 2008, ComEd's Energy Efficiency Program has helped customers save more than $2 billion and through Fridge and Freezer Recycling, more than 330,000 units have been responsibly recycled, keeping more than 21,500 tons of metal, 4,100 tons of plastic and 800 tons of glass out of local landfills.

Here is list of some more energy saving programs that are available to ComEd customers:

  • Schedule a free home assessment: Customers not sure where to start looking for energy savings can schedule a FREE energy assessment of their home. During the assessment, homeowners can receive free installation of energy-saving products, including ENERGY STAR® certified lighting, programmable thermostats, advanced power strips, showerheads, and more as well as personalized savings recommendations. Smart thermostats are available for purchase at a discount during the home assessment and through the ComEd Marketplace.
  • Cash in on rebates: By purchasing select ENERGY STAR® certified appliances, smart thermostats and other qualifying high-efficiency heating and cooling equipment, customers can get rebates from ComEd.
  • Upgrade your insulation: Insulating and air sealing your home can significantly reduce your heating and cooling costs, while increasing the comfort in your home. Weatherization rebates are also available from ComEd.
  • Consider the benefits of yard work: Proper selection and placement of trees, shrubs, and vines adds attractiveness and also helps lower heating and cooling costs.
  • Prepare your thermostat for the warmer weather: Adjust your thermostat so it is no lower than 78 during warmer months and change the air filter on your heating and cooling system regularly.
  • Visit ComEd.com/Marketplace for instant rebates on select energy-efficient products.

For more information on the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program, visit ComEd.com/HomeSavings for residential customers and ComEd.com/BizSavings for business customers.

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