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The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program has partnered with local natural gas companies to offer assessments and installation of free products as part of an ongoing effort to provide energy efficiency opportunities that will help ComEd customers save money on their energy bills. We are committed to providing solutions to help you conserve energy, save money and help the environment. We’ve designed these solutions to deliver savings to you and reduce our collective environmental impact.
Who is eligible for an assessment?
Single-family homes, two-flats, condos and townhomes are eligible. Homes must have ComEd residential delivery service. Renters in these building types must obtain the property owner’s permission prior to the assessment. Some three-unit and four-unit properties will qualify.
Building owners and managers can call 1-855-433-2700 to schedule a free assessment. Please have your ComEd and natural gas company account numbers (if applicable) available when you call. Tenants in multi-family buildings should ask their landlord or property manager to schedule the assessment.
The multi-family assessment is a free visual inspection that determines the ways you use energy in your building. An energy advisor will collect information about your building’s energy use by taking a look at the building’s domestic hot water and space heating systems. The energy advisor will also need access to five percent of the living units to identify opportunities to install the following free energy-saving products:
The energy advisor will provide you with a personalized report identifying the opportunities for free energy-saving product installations, as well as lower cost projects and capital project recommendations.
These energy-saving products may be installed for free in common area spaces:
Smart thermostats are available at a discounted price and can be installed for free in tenant units or in common areas. Your energy advisor will review this option with you during your assessment appointment.
Additional energy efficiency recommendations and incentives for completing suggested improvements within common area spaces are available and will be reviewed with you once your initial assessment is completed.
During the appointment, the energy advisor will attempt to install the products when possible to maximize your energy savings. There are some restrictions on where the energy-saving products may be installed, which the energy advisor will discuss with you during your appointment. Products must be installed by the energy advisor, and the energy advisor will not move furniture. The energy advisor will not install the energy-saving products if they are not confident they can install them safely or without damaging property. LED bulbs will be installed only in fixtures with existing incandescent or halogen bulbs that are in use for at least two hours per day. Power strips must be installed by the energy advisor directly into a grounded outlet.
For our new self-installation option, an energy advisor will walk through the property with you to identify energy-saving opportunities as well as any qualifying free or discounted products. Upon completion of the assessment, the energy advisor will provide you with a personalized savings report that details the free and discounted products your building qualifies to receive. The report will also highlight estimated annual energy savings, pending complete installation of the selected qualifying products. Following receipt of the signed participation agreement, our team will coordinate the product delivery with you.
Approximately 15 days after the products are delivered, you will receive an email with a link to the verification portal. After the products have been successfully installed, please upload photos of the installed energy improvements to the verification portal. Verification portal submission must be completed within 30 days of your product delivery.
An energy advisor will perform the assessment. All energy advisors are ComEd-authorized contractors and will have a badge to identify themselves.
The assessment typically lasts 30 – 60 minutes, but may vary depending on the size of your building.
ComEd performs assessments all year long to identify energy efficiency improvements and install energy-efficient products. Every day is a good day for you to start lowering your energy use and saving money.
The average customer may save up to $45 per unit annually on energy bills as a result of the free products installed during the assessment. You'll also learn about other ways to save and other rebates offered by ComEd and your local natural gas company. Individual cost savings are not guaranteed and may vary based on weather, usage habits and energy rates.
ComEd has partnered with Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas to help you save energy and natural gas by offering a free assessment. Partnering with local natural gas companies allows us to look at your building's entire energy use to save you even more. ComEd customers without natural gas service can still receive an assessment and free energy-saving products.
Multi-Family buildings with ComEd delivery service accounts that are designated as an income eligible property may qualify for additional free comprehensive energy efficiency retrofits, including weatherization, and more.
The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program offers additional tips, tools and rebates to help residential and business customers save money and energy.
No, this is a free, walk-through assessment of your home’s energy usage and includes the installation of free and discounted energy-saving products. An energy audit typically includes more comprehensive home analytics and diagnostics including thermal imaging, blower door testing and combustion safety testing. An energy audit may cost $100 – $500, or more, whereas the ComEd home energy assessment is free.
An individual over the age of 18 is required to be present during the assessment to accompany the energy advisor, to answer questions about your home, and to review the assessment report.
The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program is funded in compliance with state law.
Offers are subject to change.