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Nicor Gas - Residential Energy Efficiency Rebates   

Last DSIRE Review: 10/09/2014
Program Overview:
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Utility Rebate Program
Eligible Efficiency Technologies: Equipment Insulation, Water Heaters, Furnaces , Boilers, Programmable Thermostats, Custom/Others pending approval, Complete system replacement
Applicable Sectors: Residential, Installer/Contractor, Multi-Family Residential, Low-Income Residential
Amount:Storage Water Heater: $100
High Efficiency Furnace: $200-$400
High Efficiency Boiler: $350- $450
Hot Water Pipe Insulation: $10 per installation
Programmable Thermostats: $20 per unit

Offered in partnership with ComEd:
Complete System Replacements (Furnace & AC): $700 - $1,000
Energy Assessment: $99
Multi-Family Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Program and New Construction: Contact the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program
Maximum Incentive:Varies
Equipment Requirements:Storage Water Heater: ENERGY STAR qualified, EF 0.67
High Efficiency Furnace: Minimum of 92% AFUE High
Efficiency Boiler: Minimum of 90% AFUE
Hot Water Pipe Insulation: 6 feet of 0.75 inch thick insulation installed on natural gas hot water pipes
Programmable Thermostats: Must be installed on residential natural gas space heating
Complete System Replacement: Furnace with 92% AFUE or greater and central air conditioning with 14.5 SEER or greater
Start Date:6/1/2011
Expiration Date:5/31/2014
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Energy efficient products are eligible for Nicor Gas rebates. Applications must be postmarked no later than 90 days after installation. Customers can also choose the Instant Discount Option, which provides a discount at point of purchase from a participating contractor. Visit the website for complete rules. In addition to the energy efficiency rebates listed above, Nicor Gas offers the Home Energy Savings Program, Multi-Family Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Program and New Construction in partnership with ComEd. The Home Energy Savings Program and Multi-Family Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Program provide participants with an onsite energy audit, installation of free energy-saving products and incentives for making additional energy-saving upgrades. The New Construction Program offers single- family homes and duplexes incentives for efficiency. Click here for complete information.

Contractors can attend webinars and training workshops about program details, receive educational materials/ sales tools and provide customers the rebate as an instant discount.

  Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program
3800 Watt Avenue, Suite 105
Sacramento, CA 95821-2672
Phone: (877) 886-4239
Web Site:
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