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Trade Ally Newsletter

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Partnering to help our customers

The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program wants to continue to partner with you to provide savings to our customers during this challenging time. We are here to provide support in any way we can, and our team will continue to share key program updates as we rebuild and move forward together. Nicor Gas has also compiled some useful resources to help you navigate the COVID-19 assistance available through the Small Business Administration. Check out the COVID-19 Business Resource Center.

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Residential furnace bonus

For a limited time, we are increasing our residential furnace rebates by $50. For qualifying furnaces installed from June 1 through September 30, 2020, rebates will increase to from $200 to $250 for 95% AFUE and from $225 to $275 for 97% AFUE furnace models. Starting on June 1, you will be able to access the updated application here.

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Welcome Kristine Dwyer!

Kristine Dwyer has joined the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program team as our new residential trade ally outreach specialist. She has close to a decade of industry experience and will be a great asset to our residential contractors. Please join us in welcoming her! You can find Kristine's contact information, as well as other outreach information, in the Trade Ally Contact List.

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Visit our new website

All energy efficiency-related pages and offerings have been officially moved to! You can find us under “Ways to Save” within the Residential and Business sections. If you scroll down to the bottom of any page, you’ll also find our Trade Ally and Contractor Circle sections in the footer.

This was the last phase in our transition from the energySMART brand to the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program. Thank you for your patience!

Exclusive Contractor Circle benefit: On-bill financing

Energy efficiency loan interest rate decrease

As of May 1, 2020, the interest rate for the on-bill financing offering has been reduced to 4.99%. This program provides financing for rebate qualifying energy efficiency improvements to residential properties in the Nicor Gas service area. Customers who are currently enrolled in the program are ineligible for the new rate on projects submitted prior to that date. Contact the program lender EFS with any questions about this change or about the Illinois Energy Efficiency Loan Program.