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Trade Ally Newsletter - Q1 2024

2024 Program Updates

Be sure to review all changes and updates for the 2024 program year. Download the full list here!

Residential Offerings

Program Changes:

  • Tankless water heater rebate requirement updated to ENERGY STAR® 5.0 and UEF ≥ 0.95

Commercial and Multi-family Offerings

New in 2024:

  • Tankless water heater and dock door seal rebates added
  • Gas Heat Pump (GHP) incentive added at $4/therm through custom offering

Program Changes:

  • Storage water heaters no longer need to be ENERGY STAR certified
  • Boiler descaling-chemical solution rebate - process boilers now eligible
  • Boiler tune-up rebates available every 2 years (3 years for space heaters)
  • Custom offering - minimum therm savings per year requirement removed 

Upcoming Events

Visit us at the PHCC Expo!

Visit our booth at the upcoming Illinois Plumbing Heating Cooling Contractors Association Expo!

Date: Friday, March 22, 2024
Time: 12 - 5 p.m.
Place: Drury Lane Conference Center, Oakbrook IL   

Helpful reminders and tips

Online applications

Here are some online application tips to ensure successful rebate processing:

  • Use Google Chrome (recommended) 
  • Clear cache/browser history (shortcut: Control-Shift-Delete)
  • Do not include punctuation or special characters including but not limited to, commas, periods, ampersands (&), percentage signs (%) or forward slashes (/)
  • Limit number of characters in a field to 49 or less


Use the below checklists to ensure a smooth and quick rebate process.

  • Invoice Checklist
    • Lists required information needed on the invoice for quick rebate processing
  • Invoice Checklist with signature
    • Contractor Circle installing members who offer the rebate as an instant discount can use this checklist to get the required customer signature
  • Boiler tune-up checklist
    • Lists all the required services and information, including technician signature, to avoid delays in rebate processing

Trade Ally Website

Online applications

Don't forget to visit our trade ally website!

  • Learn about upcoming events
  • View and download program materials
  • Watch recorded trainings and webinars
  • And more!