|New, Limited-Time Rebate
Available for Home Energy Upgrades in Palos Park
An alliance of local organizations, utility companies, non-profit groups
and government agencies is helping area homeowners increase the comfort
of their homes this fall. The alliance, Energy Impact Illinois, recently
introduced a special limited-time instant rebate for Chicago-area
homeowners of up to $1,750 to make energy efficiency improvements to
their homes before winter hits. Funding for Energy Impact Illinois comes
from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act through the United
States Department of Energy and locally from Nicor and Commonweath
With our unusually hot
weather this summer, it may be hard to remember back to last winter when
you noticed an especially drafty room or the window bay in your
breakfast nook that just always seemed a bit colder. For sure, you know
if rooms in your house were hotter than normal these last few months.
These issues, and more, can be solved by making energy efficiency
improvements like sealing up air leaks and installing proper insulation,
which the rebate is designed for.
Palos Park homeowners (and most of the
rest of the Chicago area) are now eligible for the up to $1,750 instant
rebate to take energy efficiency steps in their own homes. To receive
the rebate, homeowners call Energy Impact Illinois at 855-9-IMPACT.
Energy Impact Illinois then helps determine eligible rebates, and links
homeowners to certified contractors who can assess and estimate the
right mix of air sealing and insulation projects that will achieve
Though the rebate can help homeowners
save, on average, 70 percent on the typical cost of the actual work,
Energy Impact Illinois can also link homeowners with attractive loan
options with zero percent interest for the first year to make up any
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, right-now steps homeowners can take to reduce energy
bills and create a more comfortable home for winter.
For more information, Palos Park
homeowners can call 855-9-IMPACT. Homeowners can also visit the website
EnergyImpactIllinois.org for tools and links to contractor
resources to help take the first steps toward lowering energy bills and
increasing the comfort of your home.