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Trade Ally Newsletter

Residential furnace rebate change effective April 1

Starting April 1, 2022, our residential 95% AFUE furnace rebate will decrease from $200 to $150. We wanted to provide the highest rebate possible for our customers during the peak heating season, and for you, when you were installing a higher volume of furnaces. This reduction is needed to help ensure funding is available for all four years of the cycle, but as always, rebates are subject to change. New applications and fact sheets reflecting this change will be available on April 1, 2022. Please inform your staff, and update any paperwork to reflect the lower rebate amount. Remember to use the updated rebate application to ensure you are offering the correct rebate amount and minimize processing delays.

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Out with the old, in with the new…applications

We have added some new rebate offerings and/or revised others for 2022. Discard 2021 applications to ensure you're offering the correct rebate amount and to eliminate processing delays. All updated applications, fact sheets and other materials are available to download on our website.

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Multi-family program definition change

Starting in 2022, our multi-family definition changed, and now buildings with 3 or more units are eligible for this offering. We made this change to align with other Illinois utilities and minimize confusion. Single-family and buildings with 2 units are still eligible for our residential offerings.


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Bookmark our updated Trade Ally page!

Our Trade Ally page is a one-stop-shop for all the information you need. It's easy to find; just click “Trade Allies” at the bottom of every Nicor Gas webpage, and you’ll find:

  • All program materials including applications, fact sheets, and checklists
  • The 2022 launch webinar recording
  • Program contact information - find the right person to answer your questions
  • Newsletters and more!
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Central Domestic Hot Water Control webinar

The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program multi-family offering has a rebate for installing a “Central Domestic Hot Water Control” on an existing domestic hot water pump. Learn more about this technology by attending a webinar hosted by Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas on March 30 at 10 a.m. Register for the webinar here.