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Rebates

High-efficiency products use less energy and can save you money. Rebates for energy efficiency upgrades are available to all active commercial Nicor Gas customers. Participation is simple.

Steps to receive your rebate

  1. Read through our Frequently Asked Questions
  2. Find a contractor to install the equipment. All equipment must be installed by a professional contractor unless noted.
  3. Install qualifying high-efficiency equipment between January 1, 2022 and December 31, 2022.
  4. Apply within 90 days of installation or by January 31, 2023, whichever comes first, to receive the following rebates.

Space & Water Heating - $25 - $7,500

Condensing Boilers - $500 - $7,500

≤ 299 MBTUH                $500        
Qualifying products

 

300-499 MBTUH           $1,500       
Qualifying products

 

500-999 MBTUH          $2,500      
Qualifying products

 

1,000-1,700 MBTUH       $5,000       
Qualifying products

 

1,700-2,500 MBTUH      $7,500       
Qualifying products

 

Additional qualifications

  • Condensing boilers must have a TE ≥ 90% with an input capacity of 300-2,500 MBTUH, or an AFUE ≥ 90% with an input capacity of 0-299 MBTUH. 
  • Condensing boilers must have an outdoor-air reset control installed (either integrated or added onto the system), unless the supply temperature does not exceed 140 F.
  • End-use must be space-heating.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Non-Condensing Boilers - $400 - $2,500

≤ 299 MBTUH                 $400
Qualifying products

 

300-499 MBTUH            $1,000
Qualifying products

 

500-999 MBTUH            $1,250
Qualifying products

 

1,000-1,700 MBTUH        $1,750
Qualifying products

 

1,701-2,500 MBTUH        $2,500
Qualifying products

 

Additional qualifications

  • Non-condensing boilers must have a TE ≥ 85% with an input capacity of 300-2,500 MBTUH, or an AFUE ≥ 85% with an input capacity of 0-299 MBTUH.
  • End-use must be space-heating.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Boiler Radiator Replacement - $60

Additional qualifications

  • A “standard scaled” radiator is assumed to be 10% clogged and a “heavily scaled” radiator is assumed to be at least 30% clogged.
  • Surface temperature spot readings below 180°F for a steam system and below 100°F for a hot water system can be labeled as ‘standard scaling’.
  • A “heavily scaled” radiator is assumed to be one with surface temperature spots below 150°F for a steam system and below 90°F for a hot water system.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Boiler Descaling - $0.50 per MBTUH, up to $1,500 per boiler

Additional qualifications

  • Chemical should be NSF/ANSI/CAN 60 compliant.
  • Eligible boilers must have an input capacity >100 MBTUH and have been operational for at least two years.
  • End use must be space heating.
  • Should be performed by a certified technician or professional third-party contractor.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Furnaces - $300 - $400

AFUE ≥ 92%                $300
Qualifying products

 

AFUE ≥ 95%                $400
Qualifying products

 

Additional qualifications

  • Furnaces must be installed in commercial or multi-family spaces.
  • End-use must be space heating. 
  • This measure covers the installation of a residential sized (<225 MBTUH) or commercial sized (≥225 MBTUH) high  efficiency gas furnace in lieu of a standard efficiency gas furnace in a commercial or industrial space.
  • Commercial sized condensing gas furnace (≥ 225 MBTUH) heating 100% outside air is not eligible for this rebate.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Infrared Heaters - $700

Qualifying products

 

Additional qualifications

  • Heaters must have an electric ignition and must use non-conditioned air for combustion. 
  • Heaters must be designated for indoor uses only
  • Existing equipment must be a standard natural gas fired warm air heater.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Condensing Unit Heaters - $325

TE ≥ 90%                $325
Qualifying products

 

Additional qualifications

  • Must have a TE ≥ 90% and input capacity ≤ 300 MBTUH. Heater must be vented and condensate drained per manufacturer specifications. 
  • Heater must be replacing an existing, non-condensing unit heater.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Direct-Fired Space Heaters - $250 - $750

< 800 MBTUH                 $250         
Qualifying products

 

800-1,600 MBTUH          $500         
Qualifying products

 

> 1,600 MBTUH               $750            
Qualifying products

 

Additional qualifications

  • Must have TE ≥ 92%. 
  • Must be classified as high temperature heating and ventilation (HTHV) equipment. 
  • Must be a retrofit, replacing existing equipment in an existing space. 
  • Must have a ≥ 140 F temperature rise and ≥ 150 F discharge temperature.
  • Only high-ceiling warehouses that do not have any other destratification technologies installed (i.e. destratification fans, air rotation units etc.) are eligible to participate.
  • The installed direct fired space heaters must be the warehouse’s primary heat source.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Storage Water Heaters - $50 - $100

ENERGY STAR® water heater, 75 MBTUH, EF ≥ 0.67 and tank size ≤ 55 gallon                $50
Qualifying products

 

ENERGY STAR® water heater, > 75 MBTUH and TE ≥ 88%                $100  
Qualifying products

 

Additional qualifications

  • Water heaters with input capacity ≤ 75 MBTUH must be natural gas storage water heaters with an EF ≥ 0.67, tank size ≤ 55 gallons and must meet ENERGY STAR® standards. 
  • Water heaters with input capacity > 75 MBTUH must be natural gas storage water heaters with a TE ≥ 88% and must meet ENERGY STAR® standards. All tank sizes qualify. 
  • Rebate amount is determined by the input capacity of the natural gas storage water heater. 
  • Indirect and instantaneous (tankless) water heaters are not eligible.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Programmable Thermostat - $25

Qualifying products

Additional qualifications

  • The programmable thermostat must be capable of maintaining separate programs for weekdays and weekends, with at least two temperature settings for each program. 
  • Must be installed on systems with space heating equipment < 300 MBTUH. 
  • Thermostats installed as part of a new facility construction are not eligible for rebates.
  • Must replace manual-only temperature control or thermostat.
  • Must be installed on single zone heating systems.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Steam Traps - $50 - $300

Commercial Steam Traps < 15 psig - $50 per trap

Additional qualifications

  • Steam trap repairs/replacements must be completed/installed on an existing commercial or multi-family system. Rebates are paid per steam trap and will not exceed the cost of the repair/replacement.
  • Orifice type steam traps are not eligible for steam trap rebates.
  • Venturi type steam traps may apply for custom rebates. Find out more at nicorgas.com/custom.
  • New steam traps and repairs/replacements must replace existing steam traps, one-for-one. 
  • Rebate available for all steam systems.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Dry Cleaner Steam Traps > 15 psig - $200 per trap

Additional qualifications

  • Record of a third-party steam trap survey must be submitted with your rebate application. If work will be done internally and a third-party survey will not be conducted, a program representative must review the facility’s survey procedures and approve the approach prior to the steam trap repair/replacement. Contact us at 877.886.4239 to work with a program representative on your steam trap survey. 
  • Steam trap repairs/replacements must be completed/installed on an existing commercial or multi-family system. Rebates are paid per steam trap and will not exceed the cost of the repair/replacement.
  • Orifice type steam traps are not eligible for steam trap rebates.
  • Venturi type steam traps may apply for custom rebates. Find out more at nicorgas.com/custom.
  • New steam traps and repairs/replacements must replace existing steam traps, one-for-one. 
  • Repairs/replacements must be completed on existing steam traps that are failed leaking or blow-through. Blocked traps do not qualify. 
  • System must be located in a laundromat or dry cleaner and have an operating pressure ≥ 15 psig. 
  • Steam traps on a space-heating system do not qualify for the dry cleaner steam trap rebate.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Industrial/Process Steam Trap > 15 psig - $300 per trap

Additional qualifications

  • Record of a third-party steam trap survey must be submitted with your rebate application. If work will be done internally and a third-party survey will not be conducted, a program representative must review the facility’s survey procedures and approve the approach prior to the steam trap repair/replacement. Contact us at 877.886.4239 to work with a program representative on your steam trap survey.
  • Steam trap repairs/replacements must be completed/installed on an existing commercial or multi-family system. Rebates are paid per steam trap and will not exceed the cost of the repair/replacement.
  • Orifice type steam traps are not eligible for steam trap rebates.
  • Venturi type steam traps may apply for custom rebates. Find out more at nicorgas.com/custom.
  • New steam traps and repairs/replacements must replace existing steam traps, one-for-one. 
  • Repairs/replacements must be completed on existing steam traps that are failed leaking or blow-through. Blocked traps do not qualify. 
  • System must have operating pressure ≥ 15 psig. 
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Efficiency Improvements - Varies

Boiler Reset Controls - $1.25 per MBTUH, up to $1,500

Add-on control                $1.25 per MBTUH, up to $1,500
Qualifying products

 

Additional qualifications

  • Limited to controls on hot water boilers with input capacity ≥ 100 MBTUH. Boiler end-use must be space heating. 
  • Controls must be installed on a boiler in a commercial or multi-family space at the installation address listed on the rebate application. 
  • Rebates are paid based on the input capacity of the boiler and will not exceed the total cost of the installed control or $1,500, whichever is less. 
  • Controls must be installed on an existing boiler.
  • Controls must result in an output temperature range ≥ 10 F. 
  • Controls must automatically control boiler output water temperature set point based on outdoor air temperature; manual controls are not eligible. 
  • Additional documentation may be requested to verify the boiler manufacturer and model. Appropriate documentation may include a picture of the boiler nameplate.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Central Domestic Hot Water Controls - $600 per control

Qualifying products

 

Additional qualifications

  • Only multi-family properties, hotels/motels and residence halls/dormitories are eligible for this rebate. 
  • Must be installed as an add-on control to an existing central domestic hot water (CDHW) system. 
  • Domestic hot water system must have an existing re-circulating pump. 
  • Existing re-circulating pump must cycle on based on the recirculation loop return water dropping below a prescribed temperature and when the hot water demand is sensed as water flows through the system.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Compressed Air Heat Recovery - $50 per HP

Eligibility requirements

  • Must be an air-cooled air compressor that is ducted for heat recovery during the heating season. 
  • The ducting must include a thermostat that controls the heat recovery based on whether heating is needed. 
  • The baseline equipment is an air-cooled air compressor whose exhaust is ducted to the outdoors or to a space where heat is not needed (e.g., compressor room, unoccupied space).
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Pipe Insulation - $2 - $4 per linear foot

2" installed on any outdoor system             $4 per linear foot

1" installed on indoor steam system            $4 per linear foot

1" installed on indoor hot water system      $4 per linear foot

1" installed on indoor pipe <1" diameter      $2 per linear foot

 

Additional qualifications

  • Fiberglass, foam, calcium silicate or other similar insulation types qualify. 
  • Rebate amount is determined by the piping location and system type. 
  • Pipe insulation installed as part of a new facility construction is not eligible for a rebate. 
  • Rebates are paid per linear foot installed and will not exceed the total cost of the insulation installed. 
  • Insulation added to fittings will be measured in inches and included in the total number of linear feet installed. 
  • Total linear feet of insulation, including insulation on fittings, will be rounded to the nearest foot. 
  • If insulation is < 2” thick on outdoor pipe or < 1” on indoor pipe, the insulation material must be listed on the invoice in addition to other requirements. The R-value of the insulation will be verified for eligibility. 
  • To qualify, insulation must be at least 1” thick or have an R-value ≥ 3.25 and must be installed on existing bare piping that is less than 1” in diameter.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

2" installed on any outdoor pipe system

  • To qualify, insulation must be at least 2” thick or have an R-value ≥ 6.45 and must be installed on existing bare outdoor piping (hot water or steam) that is at least 1” in diameter and must include an all-weather protective jacket.

1" installed on indoor steam system

  • To qualify, insulation must be at least 1” thick or have an R-value ≥ 3.25 and must be installed on existing bare indoor piping that is part of a steam system (space heating or process steam) that is at least 1” in diameter.

1" installed on indoor hot water system

  • To qualify, insulation must be at least 1” thick or have an R-value ≥ 3.25 and must be installed on existing bare indoor piping that is part of a hot water system (domestic hot water, space heating or condensate return) that is at least 1” in diameter.

1" installed on pipe <1" diameter

  • To qualify, insulation must be at least 1” thick or have an R-value ≥ 3.25 and must be installed on existing bare piping that is less than 1” in diameter.

Pool & Spa Covers - $0.75 - $1.25 per square foot

Installed on indoor pool/spa                $1.25 per sq. ft.

Installed on outdoor pool/spa              $0.75 per sq. ft.

 

Additional qualifications

  • Cover must be installed on a commercial-use pool/spa that is heated with gas-fired equipment. 
  • Cover must be installed on a pool/spa that currently does not have a cover, or has a cover that requires replacement. 
  • Pool/spa must be located in a commercial or multi-family (indoor or outdoor) property. 
  • Rebates are paid per square foot installed and will not exceed the total cost of the cover. 
  • Invoice must include total square footage of cover.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Ozone Laundry - $10 per pound of washer capacity

Qualifying products

Additional qualifications

  • Rebate is paid per pound of capacity on all clothes washers associated with the ozone laundry installation, and cannot exceed the total installed cost. 
  • Customer must have a gas-fired boiler or natural gas water heater that supplies hot water to the on-premise laundry facility. 
  • System must use ozone (O3). 
  • Laundry facility must be on site. 
  • Invoice must include total washing capacity.
  • Ozone systems must be installed in a hotel/motel, fitness or recreational sports center, healthcare facility (excluding hospitals), or an assisted living facility.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Clothes Dryer Modulation Controls - $100

Qualifying products

Additional qualifications

  • Must be installed on an existing 30 to 250 pound capacity commercial gas dryer with no modulating capabilities. 
  • In-unit laundry applications do not qualify.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Demand-Controlled Ventilation - $20

Qualifying products

Additional qualifications

  • Pre-approval is required to receive a rebate. Complete and submit the pre-approval application. A copy of the pre-approval letter must be submitted with the rebate application.
  • Rebate is paid per sensor.
  • Must be installed as an energy conservation measure. 
  • Must be integrated into the facility’s ventilation system control strategy. 
  • Must be installed on an existing HVAC system, and not be replacing an existing demand controlled ventilation application. Sensors installed as part of a new facility construction are not eligible for rebates. 
  • Only CO2 sensors qualify.
  • Facilities with terminal reheat systems are not eligible.
  • DCV installed on packaged single-zone (PSZ) rooftop units with functioning economizers is not eligible.
  • Must be installed in a facility with natural gas space heating equipment.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.
  • Install sensor in a clean, dust free location.

Kitchen Demand-Controlled Ventilation - $500 per HP

Qualifying products

Additional qualifications

  • Rebate is paid based on the exhaust fan horsepower.
  • Pre-approval is required to receive a rebate. Complete and submit the pre-approval application. A copy of the pre-approval letter must be submitted with the rebate application.
  • Must be a control system that varies the exhaust rate of kitchen ventilation (exhaust and/or makeup air fans) based on the energy and effluent output from cooking appliances. 
  • Temperature sensors and optic sensors qualify.
  • Temperature sensors must be installed in the hood exhaust collar.
  • Optic sensors must be installed on the end of the hood.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Overhead Garage Door Spring Loaded Hinge - $50 per door

Additional qualifications

  • Garage is conditioned during the heating season by natural gas.
  • Spring must be installed in a garage for a convenience store, parking garage, high school, manufacturing, office-low rise, retail-strip mall, or warehouse.
  • Invoice must have verification of spring loaded hinge
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Boiler Tune-Ups - up to $1,500

Space Heating Boilers - $0.50 per MBTUH, up to $1,500

Additional qualifications

  • Rebates are available on a per-boiler basis and cannot be claimed more than once every 36 months.
  • Boilers tuned in the past three years do not qualify. 
  • Eligible boilers must have an input capacity > 100 MBTUH and have been operational for at least two years. 
  • Boilers installed as part of a new facility construction are not eligible. 
  • Only natural gas steam and hot water boilers are eligible. Domestic hot water boilers are not eligible. 
  • The combustion efficiency of the boiler must be tested pre- and post-tune-up, and an increase in efficiency must be shown at the mid- or high-fire range, or fire rate most commonly used in the facility. Results from both tests must be submitted with the completed rebate application. 
  • Boiler tune-up services must be completed by a professional third-party contractor. 
  • An accurate manufacturer, model and input capacity for the boiler on which the tune-up was completed must be provided on the rebate application. If the boiler’s manufacturer, model and input capacity cannot be validated, the rebate may be capped at $250 per boiler. 
  • Additional information may be requested to verify the boiler manufacturer, model and serial number. Appropriate documentation may include a picture of the boiler nameplate. 
  • Verification of the completed boiler tune-up services must be provided with the completed rebate application. Only one of the following submittal options is required: 
    • Completed and signed boiler tune-up checklist; or 
    • Contractor invoice including all of the boiler tune-up services clearly itemized and the service technician’s signature.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Process Heating Boilers - $0.50 per MBTUH, up to $1,500

Additional qualifications

  • Rebates are available on a per-boiler basis and cannot be claimed more than once every 36 months.
  • Boilers tuned in the past three years do not qualify. 
  • Eligible boilers must have an input capacity > 100 MBTUH and have been operational for at least two years. 
  • Boilers installed as part of a new facility construction are not eligible. 
  • Only natural gas steam and hot water boilers are eligible. Domestic hot water boilers are not eligible. 
  • The combustion efficiency of the boiler must be tested pre- and post-tune-up, and an increase in efficiency must be shown at the mid- or high-fire range, or fire rate most commonly used in the facility. Results from both tests must be submitted with the completed rebate application. 
  • Boiler tune-up services must be completed by a professional third-party contractor. 
  • An accurate manufacturer, model and input capacity for the boiler on which the tune-up was completed must be provided on the rebate application. If the boiler’s manufacturer, model and input capacity cannot be validated, the rebate may be capped at $250 per boiler. 
  • Additional information may be requested to verify the boiler manufacturer, model and serial number. Appropriate documentation may include a picture of the boiler nameplate. 
  • Verification of the completed boiler tune-up services must be provided with the completed rebate application. Only one of the following submittal options is required: 
    • Completed and signed boiler tune-up checklist; or 
    • Contractor invoice including all of the boiler tune-up services clearly itemized and the service technician’s signature.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Commercial Food Service Equipment - $25 - $1,000

Ovens - $400 - $1,000

Conveyor oven width < 25 inches       $500 per deck

 

Conveyor oven width ≥ 25 inches       $1,000 per deck
Qualifying products

 

ENERGY STAR® combination oven       $900 per deck
Qualifying products

 

ENERGY STAR convection oven       $400
Qualifying products

 

Rotisserie oven       $500
Qualifying products

 

Double rack oven       $700 per oven
Qualifying products

 

Additional qualifications

 

Conveyor oven

  • Cooking efficiency ≥ 42% using ASTM standard F1817. Must have an Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 57,000 Btu/h. 
  • Number of decks is determined by the manufacturer and model number. 
  • Rebates are paid per deck, based on conveyor width. 
  • Rebates for multi-deck ovens are paid per qualifying deck.

ENERGY STAR® combination oven

  • ENERGY STAR® certified natural gas combination oven with steam oven cooking efficiency ≥ 41% and convection mode cooking efficiency ≥ 56%.

ENERGY STAR® convection oven

  • ENERGY STAR® rated with a Cooking Efficiency ≥ 46% using ASTM standard 1496. 
  • Must have an Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 12,000 Btu/h.

Rotisserie oven

  • Efficient natural gas fired high efficiency rotisserie ovens utilizing infrared burners or design approaches that combine radiative heat exchangers and convection heating are eligible

Double rack oven

  • Baking Energy Efficiency ≥ 50% using ASTM standard 2093. Rebate paid per oven.

Broilers - $500

Infrared charbroiler    $500
Qualifying products

 

Infrared salamander broiler    $500
Qualifying products

 

Infrared upright broiler    $500
Qualifying products

 

Additional qualifications

  • Must use infrared burners.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Bottom-finned stock pots - $25

Bottom-finned stock pot    $25
Qualifying products

 

Additional qualifications

  • Stock pot must be a new, commercial-grade bottom-finned stock pot, capacity 18-40 quarts. 
  • Stock pot must be National Sanitation Foundation (NSF) certified. 
  • Stock pot must be purchased and used in a kitchen facility that is commercially licensed by the state of Illinois. 
  • Residential uses and commercial facility kitchenettes are not eligible.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

ENERGY STAR® commercial steamers - $950

ENERGY STAR® commercial steamer    $950
Qualifying products

 

Additional qualifications

  • ENERGY STAR® rated with a Cooking Efficiency ≥ 38%. 
  • Five- and six-pan units are eligible.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

ENERGY STAR® fryers - $500 - $550

ENERGY STAR® fryer width < 18 inches    $500 per vat
Qualifying products

 

ENERGY STAR® fryer width ≥ 18 inches    $550 per vat
Qualifying products

 

Additional qualifications

  • ENERGY STAR® rated with a Heavy Load Cooking Efficiency ≥ 50% using ASTM standard F1361 or F2144. 
  • Rebate is paid per vat, based on vat width.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

ENERGY STAR® griddles - $250

ENERGY STAR® griddle    $250
Qualifying products

 

Additional qualifications

  • ENERGY STAR® rated with a Heavy Load Cooking Efficiency ≥ 38% using ASTM standard F1275. 
  • Idle Energy Consumption Rate ≤ 2,600 Btu/hr per square foot of cooking surface.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Pasta cookers - $200

Pasta cooker    $200
Qualifying products

 

Additional qualifications

  • Must be a dedicated pasta cooker as determined by the manufacturer.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Pre-rinse spray valves - $25

Pre-rinse spray valve    $25
Qualifying products

 

Additional qualifications

  • Spray valves must be installed in commercial kitchens. 
  • New spray valves must have a flow rate ≤ 0.98 gpm at 60 psi. 
  • Only single-valve sprayers are eligible.
  • Domestic hot water must be gas heated.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Agriculture - Varies

Dairy water heater - $50 - $100

ENERGY STAR® dairy water heater, 75 MBTUH, EF ≥ 0.67 and tank size ≤ 55 gallon                $50

 

ENERGY STAR® dairy water heater, > 75 MBTUH and TE ≥ 88%                $100  

Additional qualifications

  • Water heaters with input capacity ≤ 75 MBTUH must be natural gas storage water heaters with an EF ≥ 0.67, tank size ≤ 55 gallons and must meet ENERGY STAR® standards. 
  • Water heaters with input capacity > 75 MBTUH must be natural gas storage water heaters with a TE ≥ 88% and must meet ENERGY STAR® standards. All tank sizes qualify. 
  • Rebate amount is determined by the input capacity of the natural gas storage water heater. 
  • Indirect and instantaneous (tankless) water heaters are not eligible.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Grain dryer tune-up - $0.50 per MBTUH capped at $500

Grain dryer tune-up            $0.50 per MBTUH, capped at $500

 

Additional qualifications

  • Pre-approval is required to receive a rebate. Complete and submit the pre-approval application. A copy of the pre-approval letter must be submitted with the rebate application.
  • The baseline condition of this measure is a commercial-grade grain dryer that has not been tuned-up within the past 12 months.
  • Low temperature bin dryers are not eligible for a rebate.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Greenhouse boiler tune-up - $0.50 per MBTUH capped at $1,500

Greenhouse boiler tune-up                $0.50 per MBTUH, capped at $1,500

 

Additional qualifications

  • Rebates are available on a per-boiler basis and cannot be claimed more than once every three years.
  • Boilers tuned in the past three years do not qualify. 
  • Eligible boilers must have an input capacity > 100 MBTUH and have been operational for at least two years. 
  • Boilers installed as part of a new facility construction are not eligible. 
  • Only natural gas steam and hot water boilers are eligible. Domestic hot water boilers are not eligible. 
  • The combustion efficiency of the boiler must be tested pre- and post-tune-up, and an increase in efficiency must be shown at the mid- or high-fire range, or fire rate most commonly used in the facility. Results from both tests must be submitted with the completed rebate application. 
  • Boiler tune-up services must be completed by a professional third-party contractor. 
  • An accurate manufacturer, model and input capacity for the boiler on which the tune-up was completed must be provided on the rebate application. If the boiler’s manufacturer, model and input capacity cannot be validated, the rebate may be capped at $250 per boiler. 
  • Additional information may be requested to verify the boiler manufacturer, model and serial number. Appropriate documentation may include a picture of the boiler nameplate. 
  • Verification of the completed boiler tune-up services must be provided with the completed rebate application. Only one of the following submittal options is required: 
    • Completed and signed boiler tune-up checklist; or 
    • Contractor invoice including all of the boiler tune-up services clearly itemized and the service technician’s signature.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Greenhouse linkageless boiler controls - $150 per boiler

Greenhouse linkageless boiler controls            $150 per boiler

 

Additional qualifications

  • Pre-approval is required to receive a rebate. Complete and submit the pre-approval application. A copy of the pre-approval letter must be submitted with the rebate application.
  • The baseline boiler utilizes single point positioning for the burner combustion control.
  • The boiler burner must have a linkageless control system allowing the combustion air damper position to be adjusted and set for optimal efficiency at several firing rates throughout the burner’s firing range. This requires the fuel valve and combustion air damper to each be powered by a separate actuator. An alternative to the combustion air damper is a Variable Speed Drive on the combustion air fan.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Greenhouse boiler O2 trim control - $0.35 per MBTUH, capped at $800

Greenhouse boiler O2 trim control     $0.35 per MBTUH, capped at $800

 

Additional qualifications

  • Pre-approval is required to receive a rebate. Complete and submit the pre-approval application. A copy of the pre-approval letter must be submitted with the rebate application.
  • The baseline boiler utilizes single point positioning for the burner combustion control.
  • The boiler burner must have an oxygen control system allowing the combustion air to be adjusted to maintain a predetermined excess oxygen level in the flue exhaust at all firing rates throughout the burner’s firing range. This requires an oxygen sensor in the flue exhaust and linkageless fuel valve and combustion air controls.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Greenhouse infrared film - $0.10 per sq. ft., capped at $10,000

Greenhouse infrared film             $0.10 per sq. ft., capped at $10,000

 

Additional qualifications

  • Pre-approval is required to receive a rebate. Complete and submit the pre-approval application. A copy of the pre-approval letter must be submitted with the rebate application.
  • This measure is for greenhouses only.
  • Greenhouse must be constructed with PE roof glazing construction and no infrared film to qualify.
  • The film must be installed on the inner lay of the roof glazing.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Greenhouse heat curtain - $0.25 per sq. ft., capped at $2,500

Greenhouse heat curtain            $0.25 per sq. ft., capped at $2,500

 

Additional qualifications

  • Pre-approval is required to receive a rebate. Complete and submit the pre-approval application. A copy of the pre-approval letter must be submitted with the rebate application.
  • This measure is for greenhouses only.
  • Must be installed in a facility that is a greenhouse constructed of PE glazing and no thermal curtain.
  • Must be installed on single zone heating systems.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

AFUE = Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency

EF = Energy Factor

MBTUH = Thousand British Thermal Units per Hour

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