ComEd Home Energy Assessments Help Homeowners and Renters Save More Than $17 Million on Energy Bills
Since 2014, nearly 130,000 customers received approximately
“I learned about the program at an event sponsored by my alderman. I signed up on the spot and the experience was absolutely wonderful,” said James, who received a ComEd home energy assessment for his residence in Chicago’s
James is one of many northern
“ComEd is always looking for ways to make it affordable for families and individuals to access clean and reliable electricity,” said
Through home energy assessments, customers have saved more than 125 million kilowatt-hours of electricity, which is enough energy to power more than 14,000 ComEd customers’ homes for one year. The offering also helped reduce from the air more than 106 million pounds of carbon emissions that contribute to climate change, which is the equivalent of removing more than 10,000 cars off the road for one year or planting nearly 60,000 acres of trees.
Home energy assessments, which are part of ComEd’s award-winning Energy Efficiency Program, are designed to improve the energy efficiency of a home and lower its energy costs, while enhancing the comfort of those who live within it.
Homeowners and renters receive a free review of their home – either in-person or virtually – to identify areas for energy savings. An energy advisor will collect information about a home's energy features by looking at its lighting, heating and cooling systems, water heaters and appliances. The advisor then provides personalized recommendations for saving energy and money.
During the assessment, the advisor may install free and discounted energy-saving products, including LEDs, a programmable or smart thermostat, WaterSense certified showerheads and faucet aerators, hot water pipe insulation and advanced power strips. Assessments can be conducted for single-family homes. A separate program is available for multi-unit buildings. For certain qualifying low-income customers, ComEd also includes free weatherization improvements.
ComEd offers assessments in collaboration with
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The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program, which is funded in compliance with state law, is one of the largest programs in the nation offering residents, businesses and the public sector ways to control energy costs, including services and incentives that help them cut back on their energy use to reduce energy bills and help the environment.
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