ComEd Smart Ideas® Energy Efficiency Program Helps Customers Manage Summer Energy Use

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With unseasonably cool summer weather in the current forecast, ComEd is reminding customers they can still take advantage of its Smart Ideas® Energy Efficiency Program, which can help them save energy and lessen the impact on electric bills year round.

During last summer’s hot weather streak, which gripped the region and much of the U.S. in mid-July, ComEd customers used approximately 65 to 85 percent more electricity on a day with a 94-degree high temperature to cool their homes and apartments, compared to an average summer day. Through ComEd Smart Ideas Energy Efficiency Program, customers can take advantage of these energy-saving initiatives to save energy and money, despite the cool weather on the horizon.

Home Energy Rebates – In coordination with the local natural gas utilities, ComEd offers customers rebates for installing qualifying, high-efficiency equipment and services such as central air conditioning systems and weatherization. Customers can receive up to $400 for installing a qualifying central AC unit, up to $600 for attic insulation, and up to $600 for air sealing.

Central AC Cycling – Customers can receive bill credits of up to $40 for allowing ComEd to remotely and safely reduce their air conditioning system use during the summer on peak electrical use days. Cycling is only done when needed, and it may occur only on weekdays and for limited periods of time.

Multi-Family Energy Savings – Tenants of multi-family buildings can let their landlord or property manager know about the multi-family energy savings opportunities offered by ComEd. Once the property is enrolled, trained technicians will install free energy-saving products throughout the tenant spaces.

For more information on ComEd Smart Ideas Energy Efficiency Program, customers can visit or call 855-IDEAS-00 (855-433-2700) for residential customers and for business customers.

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