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HOME ENERGY SAVINGS PROGRAM
Eligibility

  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 Savings assessment for your home to identify ways to help manage energy use that may include free and discounted energy saving products. Weatherization improvements may be available to certain, eligible customers. Qualifying customers must meet additional criteria. Including but not limited to household income eligibility requirements. 

Eligibility Criteria:​​​

  • Homeowner and/or Renter with owner consent

  • Single-family homes, two-flats, condos, mobile homes, manufactured homes, and townhomes

  • Located within ComEd service territory 

  • Not a previous Energy Savers or Home Energy Savings Program participant

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

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The Process

The Process 


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.  Fill out the application and 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 accessible 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 in the home depending on your home needs.

 

Benefits

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 30% 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*

  • Door Sweeps 

*Certain eligibility restrictions may apply

Energy Assessment: Offering Overview 

Potential Next Steps...

IF ELIGIBLE - determination contingent on findings from visual in-home assessment


STEP 3: Technical In-Home Assessment  
Once you pass 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 ap
proved from the findings from the technical assessment (Step 3), 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.

 

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.

OUR IMPACT IN 2023

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Interview with Homeowners: Pre and Post Weatherization

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