Weatherization is designed to save you money on heating and cooling costs, and improve the comfort, safety and value of your home. This includes sealing your home’s air leaks and insulating your home to keep conditioned air from escaping. ComEd’s weatherization rebates are offered in partnership with Peoples Gas, North Shore Gas and Nicor Gas. Rebates are available for attic insulation, air sealing and duct sealing. Rebates are also available for insulating exterior walls, foundation sidewalls and knee walls.
Yes, ComEd customers who use electricity to heat and cool their homes, or “all-electric” customers are eligible for weatherization rebates. If you are unsure about your eligibility, please call 855-433-2700.
Yes, a landlord may participate and receive a rebate for qualifying weatherization improvements. If the landlord holds the ComEd account, the landlord may receive the instant rebate off of the invoice price. If the account is held by the tenant and the property owner/manager is paying for the weatherization improvements, the tenant must consent for the landlord to apply for a rebate using the tenant’s ComEd account information. Property owners/managers must obtain their tenant’s account information and have their tenant sign a release form.
Rebates for weatherization work are given to customers as an instant rebate at the time of installation by the approved weatherization contractor from the
ComEd list. The approved contractor will apply to be reimbursed for the instant rebate by submitting an application within 30 days or by December 31, 2018, whichever comes first. Installations must occur on or before December 31, 2018.
Yes, air sealing the attic is required to obtain a rebate for adding insulation to your attic. Air sealing is one of the most cost-effective improvements to save energy, reduce energy costs and prevent moisture problems in the attic. Air sealing is a requirement of the Building Performance Institute (BPI), of which all of the approved weatherization contractors performing this work are members. It is considered a best practice in the industry to air seal and insulate the attic at the same time. See item 10 below for contractor lists.
To qualify for an air sealing rebate, you must select an approved weatherization contractor from the
ComEd list who will complete the air sealing according to all rebate, Building Performance Institute (BPI) and code requirements. Your contractor will test before and after installation to determine CFM50, which is a measurement of air flow in your home in relation to building pressure. The reduction measures the improvement in the airtightness of your home. Rebates are paid per CFM50 reduction and customers are limited to one rebate per household, up to $400, while funds last. Additional requirements apply. Contact an approved weatherization contractor from the ComEd list to learn more about air sealing rebates.
To qualify for an attic insulation rebate, you must select an approved weatherization contractor from the ComEd list who will complete the work. Prior to insulating, the contractor must air seal the attic according to Building Performance Institute (BPI) standards. To qualify for an attic insulation rebate, a home’s existing attic insulation may not exceed a certain amount. Rebate amounts are paid per square foot of insulation installed, and vary depending on a home’s existing insulation.
Additional requirements apply. Contact an approved weatherization contractor from the ComEd list to learn more about attic insulation rebates.
To qualify for the duct sealing rebate, you must select an approved weatherization contractor from the
ComEd list who is eligible to complete duct sealing.
Additional requirements apply. Contact an approved weatherization contractor from the
ComEd list to learn more about duct sealing rebates.
To qualify for wall insulation rebates, you must select an approved weatherization contractor from the
ComEd list who is eligible to complete wall insulation in your home. You may qualify if you previously participated in the Nicor Gas and ComEd Home Energy Savings program.
Wall insulation rebates are available for exterior walls, foundation sidewalls and knee walls. As a precondition, a home’s existing wall assembly must be R5 or less, or an uninsulated cavity, and be insulated to at least R13, in compliance with state or local code, whichever is higher.
Rebate amounts are paid per square foot of insulation installed, and vary depending on the wall insulation type:
Additional requirements apply.
Yes, you must select an approved weatherization contractor from the
ComEd list to qualify for weatherization rebates.
Approved weatherization contractors from the
ComEd list must maintain certification by the Building Performance Institute (BPI) for both Building Analyst and Building Envelope. They must re-certify every three years and take a minimum of 12 hours of continuing education training each year to maintain current certification.
An approved contractor also must:
Approved weatherization contractors from the ComEd list must offer weatherization rebates as an “instant rebate” off the eligible customer’s purchase price. The approved contractor will deduct the amount of the rebate from the total invoice price, clearly labeled “ComEd instant rebate.” The customer must sign the invoice and rebate application to confirm the installation information and receipt of the rebate as an instant rebate.
Program staff may conduct a quality assurance inspection at no cost. If selected for this verification, you will be contacted by a program representative and asked to participate.
Approved weatherization contractors from the
ComEd list shall provide the customer with a written warranty on labor and materials for a minimum of one year from the date the service is performed. Equipment and materials installed shall carry manufacturer’s warranty, plus optional extended warranty coverage, if applicable.
Yes, customers who participate in the weatherization program may earn either
Silver or Gold Certificates of Completion from Illinois Home Performance with ENERGY STAR (IHP).
IHP helps Illinois homeowners achieve energy saving benefits by working with qualified contractors. Many of the approved weatherization contractors from the ComEd list who are eligible to offer you rebates are also
IHP contractors. If your home upgrade achieves a Certificate of Completion, your IHP contractor will work with the ComEd Weatherization Rebates IHP Program Provider to certify your home. The IHP Certificate of Completion is designed to help you showcase your home energy upgrade. The easiest way to do this is to talk to your real estate professional about your upgrade and ask them to attach a digital copy of your certificate to your home’s listing on the Multiple Listing Service (MLS). Potential buyers will know the effort you invested to make your home more energy-efficient. For more information, please visit