More than half of total energy costs come from heating and cooling a home and almost all homes let too much air escape or penetrate. Most homes also have incorrectly installed or insufficient amounts of attic insulation. Air sealing and insulating a home are some easy steps homeowners can take to reduce energy bills and create a more comfortable home for winter.
Energy Impact Illinois recently introduced a special, limited-time instant rebate for Chicago-area homeowners of up to $1,750 to make energy efficient improvements to their homes. Funding for Energy Impact Illinois comes from the U.S. Department of Energy, Nicor and ComEd.
Call Energy Impact Illinois at 1-855-9-IMPACT to arrange an assessment from a certified partner of Energy Impact Illinois, who will provide a two-hour inspection, a list of eligible work and cost estimate. Through the rebate program, homeowners will, on average, save 70% on the cost of the actual work. Energy Impact Illinois can also connect homeowners with attractive loan options with zero percent interest for the first year.
NOTICE: There is still a backlog of several weeks for the home energy assessments that homeowners must have in order to qualify for the full $1750 rebate (or 70% of the cost of qualifying work) for work completed before the August 2013 end date. Schedule your appointment as soon as possible and avoid missing out on receiving the maximum rebate.
After August 16, 2013, the maximum rebate available will be reduced to $1250 (or 50% of the cost of qualifying work) through the ongoing Nicor program.