The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program rebate offerings are part of an ongoing effort to provide energy efficiency initiatives that will help ComEd customers save money on their energy bills. ComEd is committed to providing its customers with helpful solutions to conserve energy, save money and help the environment. These solutions are designed to deliver immediate savings to the customer and reduce our customers' and ComEd's environmental impact.
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.
For installations completed January 1, 2019 – December 31, 2019, while funds last:
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 discount 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.
Yes, you are eligible for instant discounts on qualifying weatherization improvements, but you must obtain the property owner’s permission (signature required) to install weatherization improvements.
Rebates for weatherization work are given to customers as an instant discount at the time of installation by the ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider.
The Service Provider will apply to be reimbursed for the instant discount by submitting an application to ComEd within 30 days or by December 31, 2019, whichever comes first. Installations must occur on or before December 31, 2019.
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 ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Providers 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.
To qualify for an air sealing rebate, you must select a ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider from the Service Provider list who will complete the air sealing according to all rebate, Building Performance Institute (BPI) and code requirements. Your Service Provider 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 a weatherization Service Provider from the Service Provider list to learn more about air sealing rebates.
To qualify for an attic insulation rebate, you must select a weatherization Service Provider from the ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider 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 can vary, depending on a home's existing insulation.
Additional requirements apply. Contact a Service Provider from the Service Provider list to learn more about attic insulation rebates.
To qualify for the duct sealing rebate, you must select a weatherization Service Provider from the ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider list who is eligible to complete duct sealing.
Additional requirements apply. Contact a weatherization Service Provider from the ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider list to learn more about duct sealing rebates.
To qualify for wall insulation rebates, you must select a weatherization Service Provider from the ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider 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. Contact a weatherization Service Provider from the Service Provider list to learn more about wall insulation rebates.
Yes, you must select a weatherization Service Provider from the ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider list to qualify for weatherization rebates.
ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Providers 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.
The Service Provider also must:
Service Providers from the ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider list must offer weatherization rebates as an "instant rebate" off the eligible customer's purchase price. The Service Provider 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 to confirm receipt of the rebate as an instant discount.
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.
Weatherization Service Providers from the ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider 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 weatherization Service Providers from the ComEd Energy Efficiency Service Provider list who are eligible to offer 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 IllinoisHomePerformance.org.
The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program is funded in compliance with state law.