Energy Efficiency Programs Help Customers Fall Into Savings

As temperatures begin to fall this season and Illinois residents start to utilize more energy to heat and light their homes, ComEd is encouraging its customers to take advantage of its industry-leading energy efficiency programs to save energy and money.

October was National Energy Efficiency Month, which serves as a reminder to customers to look for ways to save energy and ComEd has the solution. ComEd's Energy Efficiency Program is one of the largest programs in the nation offering its customers a variety of options that can help them cut back on their energy usage while saving money and being environmentally responsible.

Since the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program was launched in 2008, customers have saved more than $2 billion on their electric bills, the equivalent of removing 2.5 million cars from the road, planting over 9.8 million acres of trees and powering 2 million homes for a year.

"The energy efficiency program provides our customers with more than 40 different offerings to help them control and manage their electricity usage, and it has definitely paid off for those who are taking advantage," said Val Jensen, senior vice president of ComEd customer operations. "Participation in the program has allowed ComEd customers to install more than 90 million energy efficient lightbulbs in their homes and businesses, capitalize on more than 260,000 free home assessments and recycle over 300,000 refrigerators and freezers for a refund. These initiatives are working for our customers and we hope to gain even greater participation in the future."  IEF