ENERGY SAVERS PROGRAM
 

  Increase Your Comfort & Savings

ComEd® and Peoples Gas, in partnership with the Chicago Bungalow Association, provide customers with free home energy upgrades with CBA's Energy Savers. The free weatherization services and  installation of free energy-saving products help increase comfort, lower utility bills, add value and extend the life of your home.

Services include air sealing in the attic, first floor exterior facing wall insulation, a clean and tune of a furnace or boiler, a high efficiency ventilation fan installed in your bathroom, weather stripping of your doors and possibly other health and safety components depending on what is needed at your specific house.

Eligibility

  • Vintage single-family home built at least 50 years ago

  • Owner occupied

  • Located in the City of Chicago

  • Household income of 80% Area Median Income (AMI) or lower is required to apply - see chart below:

attic renovation and thermal Insulation.
 

Benefits for You and Your Home

For owners of vintage homes you might say weatherization is a must-have renovation. Vintage homes, while built with high quality and sustainable materials, can be especially drafty in the cold winter months. You can expect to have little to no insulation in houses built before 1940 unless they were later retrofitted to meet today’s building standards. Building science has come a long way and it’s now possible to bring vintage homes up to date.

 

While a decade ago the term “weatherization” was still quite ambiguous, CBA has been working with contractors for over a decade now, refining our robust program to help make vintage homes more energy efficient, affordable, valuable and comfortable - all at no cost to you. 

CBA's Energy Savers Program provides superior, high-performing air sealing and insulation, meaning you will experience the following benefits:

 

Energy Efficient Home
  • Your home uses less energy for heating or cooling to achieve and maintain a comfortable temperature.

 

Affordable Home
  • 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.

 

Comfortable Home
  • Your home is on average 45% less drafty, which should increase the comfort of your home significantly! 

Higher-Value Home
  • Your home is "Green Certified" and therefore recognized as being higher quality and worth more money.

 

          The Process

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Apply

It's simple! The Energy Savers application requires basic homeowner information, household income and occupancy information, and homeowner signature.​​

Home Assessment
Approval

Once your application is approved, our trusted contractors at DNR Construction will contact you to schedule a home assessment. 

The Home Assessment​

The home assessment is used to discover areas prone to air leaks and drafts, explain program  qualifications and review the work plan with you. 

Weatherization Work Approval

Once your home eligibility
is verified  during the assessment, CBA will send
an approval letter so you
can schedule your  weatherization work.

Day-of Weatherization Work

Services include attic and sidewall insulation, air  sealing, health and safety measures, and installation of energy-saving products.

Interview with Homeowners: Pre and Post Weatherization