ComEd Energy doctors offer cold weather energy saving tips in time for National Energy Efficiency Day

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As temperatures drop, ComEd’s Energy Doctors offer cold-weather energy-saving tips to help families and individuals manage their energy use and save on their electric bills – just in time for National Energy Efficiency Daywhich is Wednesday October 5th.

“ComEd’s Energy Physicians are experts committed to helping customers – especially those facing economic hardship – reduce their electricity consumption and save money,” said Melissa Washington, Chief Customer Officer of ComEd and Senior Vice President of Customer Operations. “Energy Efficiency Day is the perfect time to remind Northern Illinois residents that our experts are here to help them make simple changes to better manage their energy use and lower their bills. of electricity.

During the cold season, ComEd’s Energy Doctors remind customers that they can manage their energy consumption and save money on their electricity bills by following a few tips:

  • When the sun is shining, open the blinds on the south-facing windows and take advantage of the natural light to warm up. Close blinds at night to help insulate your home.
  • Set your thermostat to as low a temperature as possible to maintain your personal comfort. The smaller the difference between indoor and outdoor temperatures, the lower your overall heating bill will be. During the night, you can also save money by lowering your thermostat a few degrees while you sleep.
  • Clear the area around the heating and cooling vents. Furniture, rugs, and other objects can block air vents and prevent warm air from flowing through your home.

ComEd’s Energy Doctors are a resource for customers who want to keep their energy costs low when outdoor temperatures begin to drop. Customers can email questions to Energy Doctors at [email protected] and receive a response within five business days. Customers can also find an Energy Doctor FAQ at ComEd.com/EnergyDoctor.

NOTE TO MEDIA: Energy Doctors is also available to give interviews and share tips that will help viewers, readers and listeners save money during the cold months.

Energy saving tips are offered by the prime ComEd energy efficiency program, which is funded according to state law. It is one of the largest programs in the country providing residents, businesses and the public sector with ways to control energy costs, including services and incentives that help them reduce their energy consumption to reduce their energy bills and protect the environment.

In addition to saving customers more than $7 billion on their energy bills since 2008, the energy efficiency program has helped customers save nearly 65 million megawatt hours of electricity, which is enough energy to power more than 7.4 million homes of ComEd customers for one year. year.

To start, ComEd offers free home energy balance who evaluate the interior of a home or unit to find ways to reduce energy costs. Since 2014, nearly 130,000 Northern Illinois homeowners and renters have saved a total of approximately $17.5 million on their energy bills through home assessments, based on 2021 rates.

For more information on all the ways ComEd helps customers save money and energy, visit ComEd.com/HomeSavings for residential customers and ComEd.com/BizSavings for business customers.

ComEd is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon Corporation (NASDAQ: EXC), a Fortune 200 energy company with approximately 10 million electricity and natural gas customers – the largest number of customers in the United States. ComEd powers the lives of more than 4 million customers across northern Illinois, or 70% of the state’s population. For more information, visit ComEd.com and connect with the company on Facebook, Twitter, instagram and Youtube.