Cool DuPage for Residents
DuPage County invites residents, businesses
and government agencies to join the Cool DuPage effort to reduce energy
consumption. By working together, we can help DuPage County reduce greenhouse
gases through big and small changes.
Tips for an Energy
- Proper insulation is critical to reducing the cost
of heating. Check your insulation to ensure all gaps are caulked to prevent
warm air from escaping. Does your attic need more insulation? Using a
programmable thermostat is another way to decrease energy use by reducing
consumption in the evening and when absent from the home.
your energy usage through the website, ENERGY
STAR Home Energy Yardstick. Learn about energy efficient products and other
home energy tips at Energy Star. To reduce your energy bills,
look for the ENERGY STAR label when purchasing appliances.
- Switch out
traditional light bulbs for energy efficient bulbs. Check out this
comparison completed by Earth
Gauge (PDF) to see the amount of energy saved by making the switch.
- A beautiful, relatively inexpensive way of reducing energy consumptions and
emissions is through alternative landscaping. Planting the right tree in the
right place can help save up to 20% on energy costs. Find out where to plant
your next tree to maximize your benefits by visiting the interactive website Energy-Saving
Trees. Reduce total lawn area to avoid extensive chemical use and
Looking for ways to save money this summer on your AC bill? Try earning credits by taking part of ComEd's Central Air Conditioning Cycling program. The Cycling program allows for ComEd to send a wireless signal to an installed switch point that helps control the AC compressor panel. Fan functions still remain on to assist in circulating cooled air. To learn more or enroll, visit the ComEd website.
SMART Thermostat Rebates
ranging between $100-$150 - Start managing your home's heating and cooling
costs with a smart thermostat. Using advanced technology, a smart thermostat
conveniently controls and monitors your energy use, optimizes comfort and
reduces energy costs in your home. The remote capabilities and intuitive
interface make the smart thermostat simple to use, saving energy and money
whether you're home or away. These offers won't last forever. To learn more
Solar - Have you ever considered switching to solar in your home? Lets Go Solar is an online resource that helps calculate if solar is a good choice for your energy needs. Visit their website for expert tips and run your solar scenario http://www.letsgosolar.com
Tax Credits, Rebates and