When you join ComEd’s Central Air Conditioning (AC) Cycling Program, you can stay cool, earn up to $40 dollars in bill credits from May 1 – October 31, 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 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 AC Cycling Program. Customers cannot participate simultaneously in ComEd’s Central AC Cycling and Peak Time Savings programs, but Hourly Pricing customers can participate, and may further optimize their savings by enrolling in
AC Cycling Audio Transcript
Learn more about ComEd’s AC Cycling Program (pdf).
Due to Nest’s program support changes, ComEd has discontinued its Nest Thermostat option of our AC Cycling Program because Nest’s changes cause our program to be incompatible with your Nest thermostat. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. If you are interested, ComEd has similar programs that you may be eligible for and can help you save money and energy.
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.
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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.
Varies based on energy management during peak days. Average bill credits fall between $10-$20. Potential to earn more than $40 total
$5/per month (50% Option) - $10/per month (100%) Option)
*Customers can choose between either program but cannot participate in both simultaneously
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,
1-630-437-3195 (supported Monday through Friday 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.). Voicemails will be returned as soon as possible.
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