ComEd RebateIs your pool pump tired? Are you ready to save money on energy bills AND get a rebate?

Signs You Need a New Pool Pump

If you have noticed any of the following signs, it may be time to replace it and with a new rebate program from ComEd on ENERGY STAR certified products, there’s no better time than now!  Here are some signs that your pump needs to be replaced:

  • Is seven to ten years old
  • Does not seem to be as powerful
  • Continually makes noise
  • Gets hot and shuts down
  • Hums or buzzes but will not start
  • Starts slowly

Energy Star Rated

Variable speed pool pumps that have earned the ENERGY STAR are independently certified to save energy and money.*  In fact, they:

  • Use approximately 70% less energy than standard pool pumps
  • Can save up to $340 per year in energy bills
  • Run quieter and extend the life of your pool’s filtering system

Conventional pool pumps waste energy by using the same pump speed whether they are filtering the water, vacuuming the pool or performing another task.

ENERGY STAR certified variable speed pool pumps, however, can run at lower speeds during filtration—the task pool pumps perform most often. Because filtration requires only half the flow rate of pool vacuuming, these variable speed pumps can provide significant savings over time.

An ENERGY STAR certified variable speed pool pump can save you about $2,200 over the lifetime of the product. This investment can pay for itself in less than two years—even sooner with a ComEd rebate.

Here’s how to apply:

  • Download and complete the ComEd Pool Pump Rebate Application.
  • Submit the completed application and a legible copy of your dated sales receipt/paid invoice showing manufacturer, model number, installation date and purchase price to ComEd via email or mail. Make a copy of the application and receipt for your records. You can submit the application by ONE of the following methods:
    ComEd Appliance Rebates
    3100 West Road, Bldg 3 – Suite 200
    East Lansing, MI 48823
    [email protected]
    Receive rebate payment. After your rebate application is reviewed and approved, you will receive a $400 rebate check in  approximately four weeks.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Rebates are available to all current ComEd residential delivery service customers.
  • Customer applying for the rebate must be a ComEd “customer of record” living at the address noted on the application.
  • Must be an ENERGY STAR certified variable speed pool pump.
  • In-ground pool only.
  • Pool pump must be new and purchased in Illinois, or the buyer must demonstrate having paid the applicable Illinois sales and use tax.
  • Limit two pool pump rebates per ComEd residential delivery service account.
  • Pool pump must be purchased and installed April 1, 2016 – May 31, 2017.
  • Application must be submitted within 90 days of purchase or by June 30, 2017, whichever comes first.
  • The rebate paid will not exceed the purchase price of the pool pump.



Arvidson experts are trained and ready to help you through the process!

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Following right behind was:

  • Live a healthier lifestyle (41.4%)
  • Lose weight (39.6%)
  • Spend more time with family and friends (33.2%)

Arvidson hot tub owners are on the right track!

Not only does soaking in warm water increase circulation, relax muscles, and improve respiratory function, it’s also a surefire way to reconnect with loved ones (no electronics allowed or needed).  Congrats, hot tub nation, you’re one step ahead of the rest!

Hey, pool owners, want to extend your water immersion throughout the year?  Is your top 2016 resolution similar to those above?

We’re here for you when you decide to get a hot tub!

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Drain, Clean and Refill

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Arvidson President, Dennis Marunde, presents at the Annual PACE Conference. The PACE (Paramount Advisory Committee Enterprise) met at the end of September 2015 to discuss a wide range of topics affecting the pool industry. Read more