OUR TIPS FOR SAVING MONEY THIS SUMMER
This summer may be a hot one, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take control of your costs with Hourly Pricing. We’ve put together a few important tips so you can enjoy the warm weather and cool savings this summer.
WHEN TO SHIFT AND SAVE
Increase your savings potential by shifting your energy use away from higher-priced hours. During summer, prices are typically highest on weekdays from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. It’s as simple as running your dishwasher, using air conditioning, and doing laundry when prices are lower.
Based on average prices for June 2017 through December 2020.
DON’T MISS OUT ON
HOURLY PRICING ALERTS
Hourly Pricing Alerts can help you save by notifying you when electricity prices are trending higher or if energy is expected to be in high demand the following day. Hourly Pricing Alerts can also help you reduce the Capacity Charge on your future energy bills.
If you receive an Hourly Pricing Alert, take the same actions you normally would during higher-priced hours, like delaying the start of major appliances or raising your thermostat a few degrees.
Subscribe to or update your alert notification preferences by logging in to your My Hourly Pricing Account, which is separate and distinct from your ComEd.com account. Alerts can be sent to you via email, text message, or phone call. Real-time and day-ahead prices are available on the Live Prices webpage, the ComEd mobile app, and by calling 888-202-7787.
HOW DO YOU COOL YOUR HOME?
Pre-cooling your home is your biggest savings opportunity. It’s simple and easy. Lower your thermostat during the night and early morning and set it to a higher temperature during the afternoon.
This will help keep your home cool throughout the day, reducing the need to run your air conditioner when prices are typically higher.
Don’t forget to close window treatments and blinds during the day to keep the sun from heating your home.
Set your ceiling fans to spin counterclockwise in the summer so that air is pushed down for a cooling effect.
Don’t forget to close window treatments and blinds during the day to keep the sun from heating your home. Open windows at night for cool, fresh air.
Run your window air conditioner during the night and early morning when prices are typically lower and turn it off when you’re not at home.
Close window treatments during the day so your home will retain this cool air and you’ll reduce the need to run your air conditioner when prices are typically higher.
Ever wondered how much energy your home appliances use? Check out ComEd’s Energy Usage Guide for more information.
3 MORE TIPS TO HELP YOU SAVE
Dishwashers and laundry machines use a lot of energy and release unwanted heat when in use. To help you stay cool and keep costs low this summer, run your dishwasher at night and do laundry on the weekend.
Take advantage of those beautiful summer nights and opt for cooking outside on the grill instead of using your stove or oven. You'll use less energy and keep the excess heat out of your home.
Automate your savings and connect your smart thermostat to If This Than That (IFTTT) for even more control at ComEd.com/IFTTT. Don't have a smart thermostat? Head to ComEdMarketplace.com to get instant rebates and discounts on energy-efficient products for your home that can help you save.
MORE WAYS TO SAVE
Even if you are spending more time at home these days, you can save. Hourly Pricing can help, but you’ll find even more ways to save energy and lower your monthly bills at ComEd.com/WaysToSave. We want you and your family to stay safe this summer, so make sure you keep your home at a comfortable temperature.
If you prefer a consistent and predictable monthly payment throughout the year that eliminates monthly or seasonal variation, Budget Billing spreads costs evenly month to month by charging a pre-arranged amount with each bill. Learn more at ComEd.com/BudgetBilling.