energySMART: Efficiency Programs for Nicor Gas Customers

Home Energy Assessment

At no cost to you, an Energy Advisor will walk through your home (buildings with 4 units or less), to suggest improvements and install money-saving products.

  1. Call 877-886-4239 to schedule a free assessment.
  2. During the assessment, which takes up to an hour, the energy advisor will install free energy efficient products.
  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
  • WaterSense® showerheads
  • Hot water pipe insulation
  • ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs (ComEd customers only)
  • Advanced Power Strips (ComEd customers only)
  • Select Smart Thermostats are now available for purchase at a discount and include FREE installation.

Free Energy-Saving Kits

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

  • 1 or 2 low-flow showerheads
  • Shower timer
  • 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 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$150
High Efficiency Furnace97%+ AFUE$175
High Efficiency Gas Boiler95%+ AFUE$350
Air SealingA minimum CFM50 reduction of 20 percent is required to qualify for an air sealing rebate.$0.40 per CFM50 reduction in air flow, up to $400
Duct SealingA minimum of 50% of the ducts must be located in unconditioned space, or 70% of the ducts must be located in semi-conditioned space. $2 per CFM25 reduction, up to $500
Attic InsulationMust be completed to BPI standards to qualify.$0.30 per square foot, up to $300
Wall InsulationMust be in addition to attic insulation and air sealing, not a stand-alone rebate.*Exterior wall insulation $0.50 per square foot
*Foundation sidewall insulation $0.50 per square foot
*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. Air sealing, insulation, and duct sealing work must be completed by an approved contractor.
  • All products must be installed by a professional contractor unless noted.
  • Install new, qualifying products and complete improvements between June 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.
  • Apply within 90 days of installation or by January 31, 2019, 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.

Download and mail the completed rebate application or apply online, at www.nicorgasrebates.com. Please note: An instant rebate option is also available through participating contractors. See Application Requirements and Landlord Eligibility Details under the Terms & Conditions section in the energySMART Home rebate application.

Multi-Family Home Efficiency

If you own a multi-family building (with five or more units), you can receive a free energy assessment.

  1. Call 877-886-4239 to schedule the assessment. The assessment takes four hours to complete.
  2. Schedule a time to receive free energy saving products (installed by energy adviser).
  3. If you follow the suggested improvements, choose a contractor to perform the work and assist with your rebate.

Multi-family customers can receive:

  • Programmable thermostat
  • Faucet aerators for your kitchen and bath
  • Water-saving showerheads
  • Hot water pipe insulation
  • ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs (ComEd customers only)
  • Advanced power strips (ComEd customers only)

If you have any additional questions about these programs, please call CUB, 1-800-669-5556, and ask for Christina Uzzo, environmental outreach coordinator. CUB works hard to maintain the accuracy and timeliness of this information, but programs often change and/or run out of money. CUB is not responsible for the administration of any of the programs described in this fact sheet. If you are having trouble applying for or receiving benefits from any of the programs described above, please contact the administrator of that program. Please notify CUB if you find any inaccuracies.