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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois
 

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 Efficient Home

  • 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.
  • Calculate 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 maintenance.

Opportunities

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 visit, ComEd.com/rebates.

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 Brochures

Case Study

Cool DuPage

CoolDuPage

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Contact Us

Phone:
630-407-6700

Fax:
630-407-6702

Office Hours:
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Email:
recycle@dupageco.org

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