ComEd Helps Set the Stage for a Happy Holiday Season with Safety and Energy Efficiency Tips

CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tis the season for safety and savings! As families prepare to celebrate
the holidays by decking the halls, illuminating their homes, and
increasing the usage of appliances, ComEd wants to remind customers they
can light their season bright, while saving energy and staying safe.

Here are a few tips to help you make sure your holiday season stays
merry and bright.

Don’t Leave Energy Home Alone

  • Power down all decorative lights when going to bed or leaving the
  • Follow the manufacturer’s guidelines for the number of light strands
    than can be safely connected together.

Don’t be a Griswold

  • Always be aware of all power lines when decorating outdoors. Never
    work near overhead power lines or anywhere there is a possibility of
    contacting an overhead power line – either directly or indirectly –
    with a ladder or other piece of equipment.
  • Do not string lights on outdoor trees that are growing near or into
    power lines.
  • Ensure decorative lights used outside are approved for outdoor use.
  • Hang outdoor lights with insulated staples or hooks instead of nails
    or tacks.

It’s a Wonderful Light!

  • Consider using energy-efficient ENERGY STAR certified decorative light
    strings, which use up to 75% less energy than conventional
    incandescent lights strands and are cool to the touch.

Santa Claus is Coming to the ComEd Marketplace

  • Looking for the perfect gift? We have the place, the ComEd
    Marketplace. Now ComEd customers shop to drop their energy usage by
    purchasing energy-saving products online at the ComEd Marketplace. The
    new Marketplace offers energy efficient products such as the Nest®
    Learning Thermostat™ or ecobee3, which can help customers better
    manage their energy usage.
  • The ComEd Marketplace is unique in that it offers instant,
    point-of-purchase rebates on a curated set of competitively-priced
    energy management products, integrated customer support, and
    end-to-end fulfillment. With just a few clicks, ComEd customers can
    get up to $100 off smart thermostats or up to $30 off recommended
    six-packs of LED light bulbs. No paperwork, no wait, no hassle – just
    a simple validation process that determines rebate eligibility at the
    same time a customer adds products to his or her cart. Visit
    to learn more.

Since launching in 2008, the ComEd Energy Efficiency Program has saved
residential and business customers more than $2 billion in energy costs.
To learn more about ComEd’s Energy Efficiency Program visit

ComEd wishes its customers and their families a happy, safe and
energy-efficient holiday season!

Commonwealth Edison Company (ComEd) is a unit of Chicago-based Exelon
Corporation (NYSE: EXC), the nation’s leading competitive energy
provider, with approximately 10 million customers. ComEd provides
service to approximately 3.8 million customers across northern Illinois,
or 70 percent of the state’s population.
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