ComEd’s energy efficiency programs have saved customers more than $400 million on their electric bills over the past five years. And they can save you money too. The sixth year of the Smart Ideas® energy efficiency programs recently launched with more than $56 million in incentives to help customers conserve energy and spend less on electricity.
- Residential delivery customers who are also Nicor Gas customers can sign up to receive a home energy assessment, which includes installation of energy-saving products, customized energy-efficiency recommendations and instant rebates of up to $1,250 for completing suggested improvements such as air sealing and insulation.
- The Fridge and Freezer Recycle Rewards Program offers customers free pick-up of their old, inefficient refrigerators and freezers. ComEd will recycle these units in an environmentally responsible way and send customers a $35 check for participating in the program. Since 2008, this program has kept more than 163,000 inefficient appliances out of local landfills. This represents more than 10,000 tons of metal, more than 2,000 tons of plastic and 400 tons of glass.
- Customers also receive discounts on ENERGY STAR® qualified compact fluorescent light bulbs and fixtures. These bulbs use about 75 percent less energy than traditional standard light bulbs, last about 10 times longer, and each one could save customers up to $69 in energy costs over its lifetime. To receive the discounts, customers can look for the ComEd Smart Ideas “Lower Price” sticker at participating retail stores.
- For small businesses, ComEd will cover up to 75 percent of recommended energy efficiency upgrades – such as lighting, LED exit signs and energy-efficient water heater installation. The Small Business Energy Savings Program offers free energy assessments and technical services to help generate savings that go straight to the bottom line. The program will also assign a trained trade ally to help business owners complete the process by providing energy-efficient upgrades from start to finish.
For more information on ComEd’s Smart Ideas energy efficiency programs, a list of participating retail stores, and more tools and tips on how customers can save energy and money, please visitComEd.com/HomeSavings for residential customers andComEd.com/BizIncentives for business customers.
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