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ComEd Energy Doctors Offer Tips to Help Customers Save Money on Electric Bills

CHICAGO (June 20, 2022) – With forecasts calling for consecutive days of temperatures in the mid- to upper 90s, ComEd understands electricity use may be high for families and individuals across northern Illinois.

During periods of extreme high temperatures ComEd's Energy Doctors remind customers that they can manage energy use and save money on their electric bills by following a few simple tips, courtesy of the U.S. Department of Energy:

  • Use your windows to keep out heat. Keep windows shades closed, especially south, east and west facing windows.
  • Operate your thermostat efficiently. During the cooling season, set your thermostat to as high a temperature as possible while still maintaining personal comfort. If you're not home for more than 8 hours, you can turn up your thermostat 7 to 10 degrees. Overnight, you can also turn up your thermostat 3 to 4 degrees while sleeping.
  • Use fans and ventilation to cool your home. If you use air conditioning to cool your home, a ceiling fan allows you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort. Turn off ceiling fans when you leave the room. Remember that fans cool people, not rooms, by creating a wind chill effect. In warm-weather months, be sure your fan is spinning counter-clockwise to push air towards the floor.

ComEd's Energy Doctors are energy-efficiency experts committed to helping customers save money on their electric bills and are a resource for customers who want to keep energy costs low as temperatures start to rise. Customers can email questions to the Energy Doctor at energy.doctor@comed.com and receive a response within five business days. Customers can also find an Energy Doctor FAQ by visiting ComEd.com/EnergyDoctor.

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ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXC), a Fortune 200 energy company with approximately 10 million electricity and natural gas customers – the largest number of customers in the U.S. ComEd powers the lives of more than 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. For more information visit ComEd.com, and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.


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