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GET YOUR OLD REFRIGERATOR/FREEZER HAULED AWAY FOR FREE–AND EARN $35!
January 4, 2016, 7:00 am
Filed under: Appliances, Recycling

refrigerator

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY HALTED AS OF NOVEMBER 23, 2015 DUE TO A LOSS OF SERVICE BY THE COMPANY THAT HANDLES THE RECYCLING.  FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE SEE ComEd’s WEBSITE HERE.  

If you have an empty, working refrigerator or freezer that is between 10 and 30 cubic feet, ComEd would be interested in it!  If it is also easily accessible with a clear path for removal, ComEd will pick it up and pay you $50 per applicance.  The price has been raised and is available through March 31, 2014.

  • You must be a current ComEd customer.
  • The customer must be 18 years or older.
  • If the customer has a working, room air conditioner to be picked up, an additional $10 will be given.
  • The program is first come, first served.
  • Limit two rebates per household per year.

Call 855-433-2700 between 7am-8pm M-F and 9am-5pm Saturday for more information and to schedule a time.  Or schedule online.



CHECK OUT THE LIBRARY’S KILL-A-WATT METERS
October 24, 2012, 9:14 pm
Filed under: Appliances

This fun video by Jeremy Slayton, one of our staff members, is a nice reminder that you can find  Kill-A-Watt meters at the Schaumburg Township District Library.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V16ckxYUi4E

Stop by the Audio Visual Desk on the first floor to check out yours today.

Use it to find the electricty hogs in your house!



7 BIGGEST ENERGY HOGS IN YOUR HOUSE
May 6, 2012, 7:00 am
Filed under: Appliances

The website Wise Bread:  Living Large on a Small Budget, has a nice list of the biggest electricity users in your house.  Here’s the list in a nutshell:

  • Old refrigerators
  • Old freezers
  • Clothes dryers
  • Space heaters
  • Televisions
  • Personal computers and monitors
  • Swimming pool pumps

To read their rationale of these items take a look here.



NICOR GAS ENERGY EFFICIENCY PROGRAM
November 28, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Appliances, Rebate Programs

Nicor Gas has launched a new Residential Prescriptive Rebate program to help residential customers save energy and money. Residents may qualify for a rebate on high efficiency storage water heaters, furnaces and boilers installed between May 1, 2010 and May 31, 2011.

For more information and a list of qualifying high efficiency equipment please visit Nicor at www.nicorgasrebates.com or call (877) 886-4239 or e-mail customerservice@nicorgasrebates.com. This Nicor program will continue as long as Nicor funds remain available.



ILLINOIS APPLIANCE REBATE PROGRAM
September 19, 2010, 7:01 am
Filed under: Appliances

The State of Illinois is pleased to announce the renewal of the Illinois ENERGY STAR® Appliance Rebate Program, funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO).

This program provides incentives for Illinois consumers to replace older appliances with specific residential ENERGY STAR qualified appliances. 

Point of purchase rebates on ENERGY STAR qualified clothes washers, dishwashers, refrigerators, freezers and room air conditioners will be available for items purchased from participating retailers on September 24, 2010, or when funds expire.

The rebate is a %15 in-store instant discount in addition to any sale offers.  Please note that this program was first introduced in April and funding was depleted in a matter of hours. 

Participating retailers near Schaumburg Township are:
Advanced Maytag Home Appliance Center
Best Buy:  900 Barrington Road, Schaumburg
CR Cabinetry:  716 Lunt Avenue, Schaumburg
Grants Appliances Electronics & More:  400 W. Higgins Road, Schaumburg 
Home Depot:  600 Meacham Road, Schaumburg
Home Depot:   100 Barrington Road, Schaumburg
IKEA:  1800 McConnor Parkway, Schaumburg
Lowe’s:  101 N. Barrington Road, Schaumburg
Sears:  3333 Beverly Road, Hoffman Estates
Sears:  2 Woodfield Mall, Schaumburg

For more information, visit the Illinois Department of Commerce’s website.



CHECK OUT A KILL-A-WATT METER AT THE LIBRARY
September 12, 2010, 7:00 am
Filed under: Appliances, Energy

The Schaumburg Township District Library is now circulating Kill-A-Watt meters to our STDL cardholders.  The meters allow users to measure how much electricity their household appliances and electronics consume.  They are available at the Audio Visual Information Desk on the first floor.  Meters may be checked out for seven days and renewed twice if there are no holds.

Take advantage of this easy, free way to check out the watt usage in your home!