HOME ENERGY SAVINGS PROGRAM
 

  Increase Your Comfort & 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.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Single-family home or two-flat

  • Built at least 30 years ago

  • Owner occupied

    • If applying for a two-flat, both units must be inhabited, and the
      building owner must occupy one unit.

  • Located in Cook County (City of Chicago and surrounding suburbs)

  • Not a previous Energy Savers Program participant

  • Household income of 80% Area Median Income (AMI) or lower is
    required. See chart below of:

attic renovation and thermal Insulation.
 

Benefits for You and Your Home

For owners of older homes you might say weatherization is a must-have renovation. Older 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 older 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 older homes more energy efficient, affordable, valuable and comfortable - all at no cost to you. 

 

The Home Energy Savings 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 Home Energy Savings application requires basic homeowner information, household income and occupancy information, energy burden 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, determine 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