energySMART: Efficiency Programs for Nicor Gas Customers

Home Energy Assessment

At no cost to homeowners (buildings with 4 units or less), an Energy Advisor will walk through your entire home to understand its energy use. Follow these steps:

  1. Call 877-886-4239 or email homenergysavings@nicorgasrebates.com to schedule a free assessment. Assessments can take up to one hour.
  2. Receive free energy efficient products (installed by energy adviser).
  3. Choose a contractor to perform the work and assist with your rebate, if you decide to complete the suggested improvements.

Homeowners can receive:

  • Programmable thermostat
  • Faucet aerators for your kitchen and bath
  • Water-saving showerheads
  • Water heater temperature setback
  • Hot water pipe insulation
  • ENERGY STAR® certified CFLs (ComEd customers only)
  • ENERGY STAR® specialty LEDs (ComEd customers only)
  • Advanced Power Strips (ComEd customers only)
  • ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs, select Smart Thermostats and Smart
  • Power Strips are now available for purchase at a discount and include FREE installation.

Free Energy-Saving Kits

Don’t just throw away your old, working refrigerator or window air conditioner away. ComEd will pay residential customers $50 to pick up and responsibly dispose of up to two old refrigerators and freezers for FREE, and $10 for an old window air conditioner. (The EPA estimates that your old refrigerator alone can cost up to $150 a year to operate.)

Nicor Gas customers can order a free energy-saving kit, which includes:

  • 1 or 2 low-flow showerheads
  • 2 bathroom faucet aerators
  • 1 dual-spray kitchen faucet aerator
  • 1 roll of plumber’s tape

NOTE: Free energy-saving kit will be mailed to your home for self-installation. Or if a you choose to have the free assessment done, the contractor will install the products at no cost during that process.

Learn more, at http://www.nicorgasrebates.com/your-home/home-free-products, or call 1-877-886-4239 to get started.

Residential Heating and Cooling Rebates

Rebates are available for energy efficiency improvements to all current residential Nicor Gas customers.

ProductEfficiency LevelIncentive Amount
High Efficiency Furnace95%+ AFUE$200
High Efficiency Furnace97%+ AFUE$250
High Efficiency Gas Boiler95%+ AFUE$420
Home and Water Heater PackageHigh-efficiency furnace ≥ 95% AFUE, Programmable or Smart Thermostat, Storage Water Heater≥ 0.67 Energy Factor$500
Home and Water Heater PackageHigh-efficiency furnace ≥ 97% AFUE, Programmable or Smart Thermostat, Storage Water Heater ≥ 0.67 Energy Factor$600
Smart ThermostatsMust be installed on residential natural gas space heating equipment with an input capacity of more than 300 MBTUH; Must be energy SMART approved thermostat$20; Additional $100 and $125 smart thermostat rebates available for eligible ComEd customers
Programmable ThermostatsMust be installed on residential gas space heating equipment with an input capacity of more than 300 MBTUH; professional installation not required, but encouraged$20; Additional $100 and $125 smart thermostat rebates available for eligible ComEd customers
Air SealingA minimum CFM50 reduction of 20 percent is required to qualify$0.40 per CFM50 reduction in air flow, up to $400
Duct SealingWork must be completed by a BPI certified contractor$300 per system, limited to one
Attic InsulationWork must be completed by a BPI certified contractor1. ≤R19 and ending at R49: $0.50 per square foot, up to $400
2. ≥R19-R30 ending at R49: $0.30 per square foot, up to $400
3. < R5 (closed cavity or slope): $0.50 per square foot, up to $400
Wall InsulationWork must be completed by a BPI certified contractor. Wall insulation must be in addition to attic insulation and air sealing, not a standalone rebate1. Exterior wall insulation $.50 per square foot
2. Foundation sidewall insulation $.50 per square foot
3. Up to $400 total

Program/Installation Requirements

  • Find a contractor to install qualifying products or complete home improvements.
  • All products must be installed by a professional contractor unless noted.
  • Install new, qualifying products and complete improvements between June 1, 2016 and May 31, 2017.
  • Apply within 90 days of installation or by June 30, 2016, whichever comes first to receive the following rebates.
  • Air sealing and insulation rebates do not require an application; the rebate will be taken off the invoice as a discount when a qualifying project is completed by an approved air sealing and insulation contractor.

Download and mail the completed rebate application or apply online, at www.nicorgasrebates.com.

NOTE: An instant rebate option is also available through participating contractors.

See the “Application Requirements” and “Landlord Eligibility Details” under the Terms and Conditions section in the energySMART Home rebate application.

Multi-Family Home Efficiency

Find opportunities to save in your multi-family building with a free energy assessment. If your multi-family building has five or more units, follow these steps:

  1. Call 877-886-4239 or email multifamily@nicorgasrebates.com to schedule the assessment. The assessment takes 60-90 minutes to complete.
  2. Schedule a time to receive free energy saving products (installed by energy adviser).
  3. Choose a contractor to perform the work and assist with your rebate, if you decide to complete the suggested improvements.
  • Multi-family customers can receive:
  • Programmable thermostat
  • Faucet aerators for your kitchen and bath
  • Water-saving showerheads
  • Water heater temperature setback
  • Hot water pipe insulation
  • ENERGY STAR® certified CFLs (ComEd customers only)
  • ENERGY STAR® certified specialty LEDs (ComEd customers only)
  • Advanced power strips (ComEd customers only)