HOME ENERGY SAVINGS PROGRAM
Reduce Energy Usage & Increase Savings
The Chicago Bungalow Association in partnership with ComEd, Nicor Gas, Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas, provide customers with free home energy services and improvements.
The program offers a free home energy assessment for your home and may include free weatherization services and installation of energy-saving products to help increase comfort, lower utility bills, and improve the value of your home.
Home built before 1970
Not a previous Energy Savers Program participant
Household income of 80% Area Median Income (AMI) or lower. See chart below.
STEP 1: Apply & Schedule
It’s simple! The Home Energy Savings application requires basic homeowner information, household income and occupancy information, and utility account information to assess energy burden. Schedule a time to receive your visual assessment.
STEP 2: Visual In-Home Assessment
During your assessment an Energy Advisor from Utility Energy Services (UES), a utility program partner, will collect information about your home's energy use by looking at your lighting, heating system (e.g. furnace or boiler), cooling system (air conditioner), water heater and appliances and identify energy saving opportunities for your home. Receive installation of energy saving products.
Potential Benefits for You and Your Home
Receive a personalized report from energy assessment that includes information about your home's energy efficiency status, expected savings from installation of energy saving products, and additional recommendations.
Programmable/Smart thermostat - Raise and lower temperature automatically, limiting the amount of energy used when away or asleep
WaterSense® certified showerheads - use less water than with traditional showerheads to save energy on water heating for showers
WaterSense® certified faucet aerators - use up to 305 less water than standard faucet aerators to save water as well as energy used to heat it
Pipe Insulation - keeps water in your water pipes warm longer, helping you lower water consumption and energy used by your hot water heater
ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs - use at least 75 percent less electricity and last about 25 times longer than incandescent light bulbs
Advanced Power Strips*
*Certain eligibility restrictions may apply
If Eligible - determination contingent on findings from visual in-home assessment
STEP 3: Technical In-Home Assessment
Once you past the initial assessment eligibility screening, CBA will send you an approved for comprehensive assessment letter and you can expect a call from DNR Construction to schedule the assessment. This technical assessment includes more comprehensive home analytics and diagnostics including thermal imaging, blower door testing, and combustion safety testing and is used to determine program qualifications and discuss potential work plan.
STEP 4: Weatherization Work Approved
Once your home eligibility is approved from the findings from the technical assessment, CBA will send an approval letter and you will be contacted to schedule your weatherization work.
STEP 5: Weatherization Work
Receive energy saving products and improvements. Services may include attic and wall insulation, air sealing, health and safety measures, and installation of energy saving products.
Potential Weatherization Benefits
Energy Efficient Home
Your home uses less energy for heating or cooling to achieve and maintain a comfortable temperature.
You can adjust your thermostat and save money on your utility costs! Past program recipients report an average of 50% gas bill savings and 30% electricity bill savings.
Your home is on average 45% less drafty, which should increase the comfort of your home significantly!
Your home is "Green Certified" and therefore recognized as being higher quality and worth more money.