Discounts on Energy Efficient Lighting

Under the ComEd Smart Ideas® program, you can receive instant in-store discounts on select ENERGY STAR® certified CFLs and LEDs. Look for the ComEd “Lower Price” sticker to save on a variety of energy-efficient light bulbs at participating retail stores. No coupon is required—prices shown reflect the instant discount.

For specific retailer locations, visit ComEd.com/LightingRetailers. *Limit of 16 bulbs per customer.

  • Abt Electronics (Glenview)
  • Ace Hardware
  • Costco (members only)
  • Deals
  • Dollar Tree
  • Family Dollar
  • Goodwill
  • Habit for Humanity
  • Home Depot
  • Jewel Osco
  • Lowe’s
  • Meijer
  • Menards
  • Sam’s Club (members only)
  • Schnucks
  • Target
  • True Value
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

Why are CFLs and LEDs better than incandescent bulbs?

  • CFLs/LEDs use 75% less energyCFLs last up to 10X longer;
  • LEDs last at least 20X longerCFLs can save about $50 over each bulb’s life;
  • LEDs can save up to $230

CFLs can be recycled at Home Depot, Ace Hardware, Lowes, and IKEA

Fridge & Freezer Recycling

Don’t just throw away your old, working refrigerator or window air conditioner away. ComEd will pay residential customers $50 to pick up and responsibly dispose of up to two old refrigerators and freezers for FREE, and $10 for an old window air conditioner. (The EPA estimates that your old refrigerator alone can cost up to $150 a year to operate.)

To qualify for recycling, your refrigerators and/or freezer must be:

  • Between 10 and 30 cubic feet in size.
  • Empty, defrosted, and working at the time of pick-up
  • Accessible with a clear path for removal by contractor
  • Removable without risk of injury or modification of your home.
  • Owned by you and located at the address with the qualifying ComEd account.

To recycle your appliance, schedule a pick-up at 855-433-2700 or visit www.comed.com/fridgerecycling.

NOTE: To receive a window air conditioner rebate, you must schedule pickup for a refrigerator or freezer.

Energy Efficiency Loans

Qualify for special financing on the purchase and installation of approved high efficiency products. Utility Energy Efficiency Loans provide financing for eligible homeowners, owners of residential buildings of 50 units or less, and owners of small business buildings. Your loan payment is conveniently added to your monthly ComEd bill.

Eligibility

  • Be a homeowner, duplex owner, condominium owner or residential building (with up to four units) owner.
  • Be a current ComEd customer with an active ComEd account number.
  • Purchase an eligible product from a participating contractor or retailer.
  • Have a credit score of 640 or greater if you are a residential customer.

Program Details

You must pre-qualify for your loan prior to the purchase of qualifying products. The interest rate is currently at 5.74 percent for residential loans and 5.99% for multi-family and small business loans. Find out more and pre-qualify for your loan by applying, at ILEnergyLoan.com.

Residential Financing is currently available for Energy Star Refrigerators, High Efficiency Central Air Conditioners, and Weatherization (*all-electric homes only).

Central AC Cycle

ComEd will give you $5 or $10 off your monthly electric bill between June and September for allowing the utility to remotely cycle your central air-conditioner off and on during the hottest days of the year.

Only the compressor gets cycled off. The fan will continue to circulate already cooled air, so you may not even notice a difference in your home. But such programs can make a big difference by reducing electricity demand on hot summer days to help prevent power outages, lower rates, and improve the environment.

You can choose between two cycling options:

50 percent

Time: Weekdays (excluding holidays), 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Unit cycles off: Maximum of 15 minutes every half hour (if needed).
You receive: $5 credit/month per household, June 1 through September 30. The total credit will be $20.

100 percent (if someone in your household is home during most of the day or has a medical condition this option is not recommended)

Time: Weekdays (excluding holidays), 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Unit cycles off: Up to 3 hours for a full air conditioning interruption (turns air conditioner off) or can be cycled up to 6 hours like the 50% cycling option at ComEd’s discretion.
You receive: $10 credit per month per household, June 1 through September 30. The total credit will be $40.

To participate in the program, call 1-800-986-0070 or enroll online at www.comed.com/accycling.

If you own a Nest Thermostat, you can participate in “Rush Hour Rewards,” a variation on ComEd’s AC Cycling program. Visit nest.com/energy-partners/comed/ for more information and to sign up.

Rebates

ComEd offers rebates for qualifying, energy-efficient appliances, high-efficiency central air conditioners and heat pumps, weatherization improvements and more.

Review eligibility requirements and complete rebate applications (online and printable), at www.comed.com/rebates.

EquipmemtType Rebate Amount
Central Air Conditioner≥16 Seasonal Energy Efficiency Rating (SEER)$400
Central Air Conditioner≥15 SEER$300
Air Source Heat Pump≥16 SEER$600
Air Source Heat Pump≥14.5 SEER$400
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump≥17 SEER and ≥9.5 HSPF supplementing an electric resistance heating system$500
Ductless Mini-Split Heat Pump≥17 SEER and ≥9.5 HSPF supplementing an air source heating pump$300
Furnace Blower Motor (ECM)Factory-installed$50
Furnace Blower Motor (ECM)Upgraded fan in an existing furnace or air handler$125
Heat Pump Water Heater<55 gallons$500
Geothermal Heat PumpMust be installed by an approved contractorUp to $6,000 per house
Pool PumpENERGY STAR certified variable speed pool pump, inground pools only$400

ENERGY STAR ApplianceSize RequirementRebate Amount
Refrigerator>7.75 Cubic Feet$50
Freezer≥7.75 Cubic Feet$25
Clothes WasherNo size restriction$50
Electric Clothes Dryer≥4.4 Cubic Feet$50
Air Purifier≥No size restriction$50
Room Air Conditioner≥No size restriction$25
Ventilation Fan≥No size restriction$25
Water Dispenser≥Hot/cold combination$50

EquipmentTpeRebate Amount
Smart ThermostatRebate is limited to 8 products: Allure Eversense, Ecobee 3, Honeywell Lyric, Lennox iComfort S30, LUX/GEO, Nest Learning Thermostat, Radio Thermostat CT50, Radio Thermostat CT80. Qualifying product must be installed (by you or a contractor) and registered before May 31, 2017Up to $100 (Rebate will not exceed 50 percent of the smart thermostat purchase price, excluding taxes, shipping and installation charges)
Additional $50 rebate available for qualifying Nicor, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas customers

ImprovementQuantityMax. Rebate (Nicor)Max. Rebate (PG/NSG)
Attic Insulation$0.30-$0.50/square foot$400$300
Air Sealing$0.40/CFM50$400$400
Duct Sealing$300/system$300$500
Wall Insulation$0.50/square foot$400$400

For more information on the above rebates, call 1-855-433-2700.

Peak Time Savings

If your home has a new smart meter, you’ll be eligible to enroll in ComEd’s Peak Time Savings program and earn a credit on your electric bill when you participate voluntarily on days with Peak Time Savings Hours. There is no cost to enroll and you can remain in the program for as long as you like.

Peak Time Savings Hours:

Peak Time Savings Hours will typically occur three to five days each summer—for a few hours between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Act and Save:

The amount of credits you earn on your electric bill will be based on your current electricity usage. For every kilowatt-hour (kWh) of electricity you save, you will earn a credit of $1.

For more information or to sign up, visit www.comed.com/pts or call 1-844-852-0347.

  • ENERGY STAR® certified CFLs
  • ENERGY STAR® certified specialty LEDs
  • Programmable thermostats
  • WaterSense® certified showerheads
  • Faucet aerators for bathrooms and kitchens
  • Hot water pipe insulation\
  • Advanced power strips

Additional energy efficiency recommendations and incentives within common area spaces are available to multi-family building owners and managers.

Call 1-855-433-2700 to schedule an appointment for a free energy assessment and installation of free energy-saving products.

Central Air Conditioning Cycling, Peak Time Savings and Real-Time Pricing are designed to curb our consumption of electricity on hot days, when usage and prices are highest.

Multi-Family Home Efficiency

Tenants who live in multi-family residences are encouraged to let their landlord or property manager know about the multi-family energy savings opportunities offered by ComEd, Nicor Gas, North Shore Gas, and Peoples Gas.

Once the property is enrolled and a FREE assessment is completed, trained technicians will install FREE energy-saving products throughout the tenant spaces. These products may include:

  • ENERGY STAR® certified CFLs
  • ENERGY STAR® certified specialty LEDs
  • Programmable thermostats
  • WaterSense® certified showerheads
  • Faucet aerators for bathrooms and kitchens
  • Hot water pipe insulation\
  • Advanced power strips

Additional energy efficiency recommendations and incentives within common area spaces are available to multi-family building owners and managers.

Call 1-855-433-2700 to schedule an appointment for a free energy assessment and installation of free energy-saving products.

Home Energy Assessment

ComEd customers have opportunities to reduce the energy usage in their home through a FREE Home Energy Assessment. To bring you both electric and natural gas savings, ComEd has partnered with your natural gas utility.

Reduce energy and water use with FREE installation of the following FREE products:

  • ENERGY STAR® certified CFLs
  • ENERGY STAR® certified specialty LEDs
  • Programmable thermostat
  • WaterSense® certified showerheads
  • Faucet aerators in bathroom & kitchen sinks
  • Hot water pipe insulation
  • Advanced power strips

ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs and select smart thermostats are available for purchase at a discount and include FREE installation.

During your FREE assessment, you will also receive a personalized report identifying additional ways to save.

Participate:

Owners of single-family homes, two-flats, condos and townhomes are eligible. Some three and four unit buildings may be eligible; please call 1-855-433-2700 to verify. Renters in these building types are also eligible, with permission from their landlord.

If you have any additional questions about these programs, please call CUB at 1-800-669-5556, and ask for Annabelle Rosser, environmental outreach coordinator. CUB works hard to maintain the accuracy and timeliness of this information, but programs often change and/or run out of money. CUB is not responsible for the administration of any of the programs described in this fact sheet. If you are having trouble applying for or receiving benefits from any of the programs described above, please contact the administrator of that program. Please notify CUB if you find any inaccuracies here.