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?
Owners and property managers of multi-tenant residential buildings must meet certain eligibility requirements, including a minimum number of units. Individual condominium owners are not eligible through the multi-family assessment, but may qualify for a home energy assessment. Please call 1-855-433-2700 to verify the eligibility for your specific location.
Tenants in multi-family buildings should ask their landlord or property manager to schedule an assessment. Once the assessment is completed, trained technicians will install free energy-saving products within the tenant units and common areas of the buildings.
We offer additional incentives for completing energy-efficiency
improvements within common areas to help building owners save even more on
energy. For more information, visit the
ComEd Business Savings for Multi-Family Properties page.
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 additional 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. The energy advisor will not install the energy-saving products if they are not confident that they can install them safely or without damaging property.
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 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 building’s energy use and includes the installation of free energy-saving products. An energy audit typically includes more comprehensive analytics and diagnostics including thermal imaging, blower door testing and combustion safety testing. An energy audit typically requires an ‘out of pocket’ expense, whereas ComEd’s energy assessment is free.
A building representative is required to be present during the assessment to accompany the energy advisor, to answer questions about your property, and provide access to individual units and common areas with space heating and water heating equipment.
The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program is funded in compliance with state law.