Peoples Gas offers the Chicagoland Natural Gas Savings Program to help non-residential customers purchase energy efficient equipment. Rebates are available on energy efficient furnaces, boilers, water heaters, controls, cooking equipment, equipment tune-ups and custom measures. Businesses and landlords whose facilities are on Service Classification No. 2 are eligible for these non-residential rebates. To qualify, gas furnaces, boilers, and water heaters must be installed by professional contractors and equipment must meet efficiency requirements.
The Peoples Gas and North Shore Gas Natural Gas Savings Programs are offering the following bonus rebates (in addition to the joint utilities bonus rebate). For both offers below, installation must occur from February 1 through May 31, 2013. All paperwork must be received on or before May 31, 2013.
'''Residential Boiler Bonus'''
All qualifying boilers receive an additional $400 on top of the standard rebate now through May 31, 2013.
The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), was established on June 30, 1948 to control and abate pollution in the Ohio River Basin. ORSANCO is an interstate commission representing eight states and the federal government. ORSANCO operates programs to improve water quality in the Ohio River and its tributaries, including: setting waste water discharge standards; performing biological assessments; monitoring for the chemical and physical properties of the waterways; and conducting special surveys and studies.
Owners of single-family homes, condos, townhomes and two-flats may be eligible for a free installation of new programmable thermostats, pipe insulation, showerheads, and faucet aerators through North Shore Gas's direct install program. Interested customers should call 855-849-8928 to see if they qualify.
The Illinois Energy Efficiency Loan Program, administered through AFC First and funded by participating utilities, provides loans to customers of Ameren Illinois, ComEd, Nicor, North Shore Gas, and Peoples Gas. Typically, loans of up to $20,000 can be repaid over the course of 3, 5, or 10 years. The interest rate is currently set at 4.99% although certain loan specifications may vary from utility to utility.
Energy efficient products are eligible for Nicor Gas rebates. Applications must be postmarked no later than 90 days after installation. Customers can also choose the Instant Discount Option, which provides a discount at point of purchase from a participating contractor. Visit the website for complete rules. In addition to the energy efficiency rebates listed above, Nicor Gas offers the Home Energy Savings Program, Multi-Family Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Program and New Construction in partnership with ComEd.
Nicor Gas offers a variety of rebates to commercial customers for the purchase and installation of energy efficient products. Rebates are available on water heaters, furnaces, boilers, boiler controls and maintenance, steam trap repairs and replacements, and more.