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For many small businesses and public sector facilities, controlling day-to-day expenses is critical to improving their bottom-line. To help them reduce their energy use, the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program offers FREE self-install energy-saving kits to start these organizations on the right path.
Qualifying customers such as small businesses, fire stations, libraries, park district buildings and public works offices will receive a FREE energy-saving kit which is shipped directly to their facility for self-installation. Customers will receive one of the three different types of kits based on type of facility. The kits include simple energy-efficient products like LED light bulbs, water-saving faucet aerators or advanced power strips.
Small business and public sector customers who generate less than 200kW peak demand and who have not previously participated in the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program Small Business offering are eligible.
To verify your eligibility, email us at SmallBizKitsEE@ComEd.com or call 855-433-2700 during normal business hours to speak with a ComEd Energy Efficiency Program representative.
If you need help installing the products found in your kit, simply click one of the links below to view installation instructions. Please note: not all products highlighted below will be included in your kit; we personalize each kit to your business or facility.
LED BR30:Lighten your load and save the most in high-use spaces. The 8-watt LED BR30 uses less energy and lasts much longer than a traditional bulb. It’s a great way to save money and energy each day. This ENERGY STAR® certified product lasts an average of 15 times longer than your old incandescent light bulb.Download Installation Instructions (pdf)
LED Candelabra:This dimmable ENERGY STAR certified 5-watt LED candelabra works with many fixtures and provides a decorative element for your facility or business. The average bulb lasts about 25,000 hours, extending the lighting life for your area while dressing it up in style.
Download Installation Instructions (pdf)
LED PAR30:Shine a light on savings. This dimmable 11-watt LED PAR30 features a 40° beam angle that directs focused bright light where it is needed. The LED's standard medium base can be easily installed into existing sockets and decorative fixtures, perfect for a quick lighting upgrade.Download Installation Instructions (pdf)
Showerhead (2.0 gpm):Did you know that the typical showerhead uses an average of 2.8 gallons per minute (gpm)? Water-saving showerheads that earn the WaterSense label use no more than 2.0 gpm. It also ensures that these products provide a satisfactory shower that is equal to or better than conventional showerheads. Install this high-efficiency showerhead to save water, money and energy.Download Installation Instructions (pdf)
Bathroom Faucet Aerator (1.0 gpm):Rinse away your high energy and water costs. The WaterSense certified bathroom faucet aerator provides full, strong water flow while using a fraction of the water. You can save as much as eight gallons of water a day and pocket the savings your business will see in return.Download Installation Instructions (pdf)
Kitchen Faucet Aerator (1.5 gpm):Go with the flow and flip on the savings for your business. The kitchen faucet aerator is a must-have in any facility’s kitchen. Choose between a spray or stream and adjust the water flow with the flip control. This WaterSense certified high-efficiency kitchen faucet aerator saves water, money and energy.Download Installation Instructions (pdf)
Pre-Rinse Spray Valve (1.1 gpm):Power down hot water waste in the kitchen and take substantial savings to the bank. The pre-rinse spray valve produces a vigorous spray pattern that offers high performance and water-saving efficiencies. The rinsing mechanism only uses 1.1 gpm and is certified by the Food Service Technology Center.Download Installation Instructions (pdf)
Smart Sockets:Automate your business and transform the way you work with Simply Conserve smart sockets. Your smart socket can control small appliances, computer equipment and large office equipment. Once plugged in, you can control it with the ease of a smart device. It’s the most cost-effective way to step into the future, save energy and begin managing a smart business today.Download Installation Instructions (pdf)
Update all your lighting and fixtures with ENERGY STAR® certified products. On average, ENERGY STAR certified LED bulbs use about 75 percent less energy and last 15 times longer than traditional incandescent light bulbs. Fixtures that carry the ENERGY STAR certified mark use about 90 percent less energy than traditional models using incandescent light bulbs.
Turn off lights in unoccupied areas or use dimmers. Both can be a great way to utilize the natural daylight that a room might have, which has been shown to improve the indoor environment while reducing energy use and peak demand.
Install occupancy sensors. They detect motion within a room, which allows for lights to be turned off in unoccupied areas and then turned back on when movement is detected. These can be especially beneficial in low-traffic areas such as closets, storage rooms, break rooms and restrooms. They can save money and energy and help reduce your maintenance costs.
Use Smart Sockets to ensure that coffee makers, facility heat lamps or other heating elements are not operating during off hours.
Install a programmable thermostat. This type of thermostat can be ideal for spaces that are unoccupied during set periods of time throughout the week. A programmable thermostat can save you money and energy every year when pre‐programmed settings are used effectively.
Be sure to change your air filter on a regular basis. At a minimum, you should change your filter every three months. A dirty filter can slow down air flow for your system making it work harder and waste energy. Check your filter every month, especially during heavy use months (winter and summer). If your filter looks dirty, change it.
Tune up your HVAC equipment yearly. A yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort.
Many businesses or facilities have a variety of kitchen appliances such as refrigerators and dishwashers. You should only run dishwashers when they are full to conserve energy, water and detergent.
Reduce heat gain in the summer and heat loss in the winter by closing window draperies, blinds or shades.
You can reduce paper waste and energy by printing double-sided pages. Set your printers to automatically do this by following associated product instructions.
Always buy ENERGY STAR certified products for your business. If you’re in the market for new equipment, it’s helpful to consider the life-cycle costs such as purchase price, annual energy costs and other long-term costs associated with the equipment. While high-efficiency appliances could cost more up front, the significantly lower utility bills can make up for the price difference. Be sure to look for ENERGY STAR logo when shopping for new products for your business.
Small business kits are designed to educate small business customers about energy-saving opportunities. Qualifying customers can receive a free energy-saving kit with products that can help save money and energy.
Eligible customers are restaurants, fire stations, and general types of public and non-public small business customers with <100 kW peak demand, located throughout the ComEd service territory, who have not previously participated in ComEd Energy Efficiency Program offerings or received a kit.
The small business kit is FREE to you.
The kits are tailored for your business or facility type. There are four types of kits designed to help specific businesses or facilities maximize their energy savings.
Energy-saving kits may include:
Through this program, you will learn valuable tips and get free energy-efficient products that can help you reduce your energy use and save you money.
Only one kit is available per qualifying business or facility.
At this time, the kits cannot be changed. They are designed for specific business and facility types.
The ComEd Energy Efficiency Program is funded in compliance with state law.
Offers are subject to change.