DIY your way to energy savings with a free water-saving kit or free weatherization kit.
Nicor Gas customers can order a free water-saving kit, which includes:
Nicor Gas customers can order up to two free weatherization kits, which include:
Before you order your FREE energy-saving kits, make sure you have this information handy:
Can't locate your account number? Contact us at 877.886.4239 and one of our representatives will place the order for you.
Free energy-saving kits are available to Nicor Gas customers only.
Start saving today with free, professionally installed energy-saving products for your home when you schedule a free energy assessment.
The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program offers free assessments and incentives for homeowners:
You can receive the following products for free during your home energy assessment
To schedule your assessment, call 877.886.4239.
The following products are also available at a discounted rate:
The Energy Advisor will not move furniture or install the energy-saving products if they are not confident they can install them safely or without damaging property. Advanced power strips will be left with homeowners, but will not be installed. LED bulbs will be installed only in fixtures with existing incandescent or halogen bulbs that are in use for at least two hours per day.
A home energy assessment is a free, walk-through assessment performed by a Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program Energy Advisor. The Energy Advisor will collect information about your home’s energy use by looking at your heating system (e.g. furnace or boiler), cooling system (air conditioner), and attic (if accessible) to identify the ways you use energy in your home. Using this information, your Energy Advisor will provide a customized report with recommendations identifying additional ways you can save energy and money. As part of the energy assessment, the Energy Advisor may install new showerheads, faucet aerators for your bathrooms and kitchen, hot water pipe insulation, and a programmable thermostat. They’ll also set your thermostat. All of these improvements are free, and you may decline the installation of any or all of these products or services. At the time of the assessment, you can purchase a smart thermostat for a discounted rate. Additional eligibility requirements may apply for all products.
Customers of Nicor Gas and ComEd – If you are also a ComEd customer, the Energy Advisor may install free ENERGY STAR® certified LEDs. Advanced power strips are available for purchase during your visit for a discounted price.
Call 877.886.4239 to schedule your free home energy assessment. Assessments are available Tuesday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Customers are limited to one energy assessment per home per year.
An Energy Advisor will perform the assessment and will have a badge to identify themselves.
An assessment typically takes 60 to 90 minutes, but may vary depending on the size of your home.
An adult over the age of 18 will need to be present to answer questions about your home as your Energy Advisor performs the assessment.
A home assessment is a great way to find energy-saving opportunities in your home. In addition to the installation of free and discounted energy-saving products, you’ll also learn about other ways to save, including more information on rebates that we offer.
Your Energy Advisor will only install products that you wish to be installed. You have the option to decline any of the free products or services offered to you.
No, the home energy assessment is a free, walk-through assessment which identifies your home’s energy usage and includes the installation of free, energy-saving products. An energy audit typically includes more comprehensive home analytics and diagnostic testing including thermal imaging, blower door testing and combustion safety testing. An energy audit may cost between $100 and $500 or more depending on the extent of the audit.
Yes, you are eligible for an assessment, but you’ll need to obtain the property owner’s permission beforehand. Renters must have the property owner’s written approval, including their contact information and which free energy-saving products have been approved for installation. A hand-written notice is acceptable.
Yes, if you participate in the Customer Select program and receive your gas bill from Nicor Gas you are eligible for a home energy assessment.
No, there is no obligation to complete any of the recommendations provided during the home energy assessment.
An assessment is not required to participate in the home rebate offerings. Nicor Gas encourages all residential customers to take advantage of the home energy assessment offering at any time along their path to energy efficiency.
If you're interested in moving forward with the energy efficiency recommendations from your customized energy report, check out our rebates for your home to get started.
Nicor Gas and ComEd researched the available smart thermostats in order to offer a product that will provide our customers with energy savings and comfort. In evaluating the smart thermostats, we took into consideration our customers’ needs, the climate and housing stock of our region and the potential energy savings that our customers may achieve. Through our research, we found that the Nest Learning Thermostat and Nest Thermostat E smart thermostats are great products for our customers participating in the home energy assessment. We are happy to offer them to you at a discounted price of only $150 for the Nest Learning Thermostat and only $75 for the Nest Thermostat E. If you are interested, your trained Energy Advisor can install the new thermostat for free during your assessment.
Recipients must be a Nicor Gas customer and have a natural gas forced air heating system (furnace) and a central air conditioner to receive the Nest Learning Thermostat or Nest Thermostat E smart thermostat installation through the assessment. Nicor Gas customers paticipating in the Customer Select program and ComEd customers participating in the Customer Choice program are also eligible.
No. The home energy assessment is offered at no cost to you by Nicor Gas and ComEd. However, if you are eligible, you may purchase smart thermostats at a discount during your assessment.