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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 current residential Nicor Gas customers, and participation is simple.

Steps to receive your rebate

1. Work with a contractor. All products must be installed by a professional contractor unless noted. Air sealing, insulation and duct sealing work must be completed by approved contractors. Find a contractor near you from our network of Contractor Circle members with our easy-to-use Find a Contractor tool.

2. Install new, qualifying products between January 1, 2020 and December 31, 2020.

3. Apply within 90 days of installation or by January 31, 2021, whichever comes first, to receive the following rebates.

Check Your Rebate Status

Track the status of your rebate.

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Apply for a Residential Rebate

You can use our simple online application, or print a paper copy and mail it in. Access them both here.

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Rebate FAQ

Find answers to frequently asked questions about rebates for your home.

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Rebates For Equipment

Furnaces - $250 - $275

≥ 97% AFUE Furnace - $275

Qualifying products

Additional qualifications

  • To qualify, furnace must have an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of 97% or above.
  • The rebate amount is determined by the AFUE rating of the qualifying furnace.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

≥ 95% AFUE Furnace - $250

Qualifying products

Additional qualifications

  • To qualify, furnace must have an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) of 95% or above.
  • The rebate amount is determined by the AFUE rating of the qualifying furnace.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Boilers - $350

≥ 95% AFUE Boiler - $350

Qualifying products

Additional qualifications

  • To qualify, boiler must have an Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency of 95% or above.
  • Only residential-sized boilers with an input capacity of < 300 MBTUH are eligible.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Smart Thermostats - $25*

Smart Thermostats - $25*

Qualifying products

Additional qualification

  • Smart thermostat must be ENERGY STAR® certified.
  • For complete terms and conditions, please refer to the rebate application.

Rebates For Air Sealing and Insulation

Air sealing, insulation and duct sealing work must be performed by an approved contractor to be eligible for a rebate. Find a Contractor >

Air Sealing - Up to $400

Air Sealing - $0.40 per CFM50 reduction, up to $400

Additional qualifications

  • Air sealing, insulation and duct sealing work must be performed by an approved contractor to be eligible for a rebate.
  • Use Find a Contractor to view the complete list of participating contractors.

Attic Insulation - Up to $300

Attic Insulation - $0.30 per sq. ft., up to $300

Additional qualifications

  • Attic air sealing must be completed to BPI standards to qualify for an attic insulation rebate.
  • A home’s existing attic insulation may not exceed R14 (roughly 6 inches).
  • Rebates are not available if the precondition is >R14.

Duct Sealing - Up to $500

Duct Sealing - $2 per CFM25 reduction, up to $500

Additional qualifications

  • A minimum of 50 percent of the ducts must be located in an unconditioned space, or 70 percent of the ducts must be located in semi-conditioned space.

Wall Insulation - Up to $400

Exterior Wall Insulation - $0.50 per sq. ft., up to $400

Additional qualifications

  • Wall insulation areas include exterior walls, knee walls and skylights.
  • Wall insulation is not available as a stand-alone rebate. To be eligible for a rebate, one of the following must be met:
    • The project includes qualifying air sealing.
    • Air sealing and attic insulation has been previously completed through the Nicor Gas and ComEd Home Energy Savings Program and no major renovation has been undertaken since that time.
  • A home’s existing wall insulation may not exceed R5.
  • Rebates are not available if the precondition is greater R5.
  • Walls must then be insulated to at least R13, or in compliance with state or local code, whichever is higher.

Foundation Sidewall Insulation - $0.50 per sq. ft., up to $400

Additional qualifications

  • Foundation insulation areas include foundation sidewalls.
  • Wall insulation is not available as a stand-alone rebate. To be eligible for a rebate, one of the following must be met:
    • The project includes qualifying air sealing.
    • Air sealing and attic insulation has been previously completed through the Nicor Gas and ComEd Home Energy Savings Program and no major renovation has been undertaken since that time.
  • A home’s existing wall insulation may not exceed R5.
  • Rebates are not available if the precondition is greater R5.
  • Walls must then be insulated to at least R13, or in compliance with state or local code, whichever is higher.

Glossary

AFUE = Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency

EF = Energy Factor

MBTUH = Thousand British Thermal Units per Hour

Contact Us for More Information

For more information about the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program, please contact the Marketing and Outreach Center at:
877.886.4239
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.