energySMART is now the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program

After five great years, the energySMART name is being retired. We are excited to announce that energySMART, a Nicor Gas program, is officially renamed the Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program!

Under our new name, we will continue to help you work with our customers across all sectors to save money and energy for their homes, facilities and businesses. We appreciate your partnership as we start this new leg of our journey!

We are also moving our website. In October, the Energy Efficiency Program site will become part of the nicorgas.com website. Our current nicorgasrebates.com site will be decommissioned later this year. Look for all of your energy efficiency content and news on the Nicor Gas website next month.

Please contact your outreach representative or email us at our new email address of eeinfo@nicorgas.com if you have any questions!


Residential furnace rebates are increasing

As we head into the fall, we have turned up the heat on our 95% and 97% AFUE furnace rebates by increasing both by $50! Effective October 1, 2019, the following are the new, increased amounts:

  • 95% AFUE furnace rebate- $200 (was $150)
  • 97% AFUE furnace rebate- $225 (was $175)

Updated applications and fact sheets will be available on our website and Contractor Circle portal starting October 1. If you submit an old application for projects completed on or after that date, it may lead to processing errors. Please make sure you’re using the correct application for your project so that there will not be any payment delays.

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Pipe insulation rebates are doubled

Our commercial pipe insulation rebates will increase effective October 1, 2019. All the eligible options are now doubled to $4 per linear foot, up from $2 per linear foot. Please find the qualifying offerings below:

  • 2" installed on any outdoor system
  • 1" installed on indoor steam system
  • 1" installed on indoor hot water system
  • 1" installed on indoor pipe <1" diameter

Updated applications and fact sheets will be available on our website and Contractor Circle portal starting October 1. If you submit an old application for projects completed on or after that date, it may lead to processing errors. Please ensure you’re using the correct application for your project so that there will not be any payment delays.

View the new rebates >

New prepaid card rebate payment option available to residential customers

Starting October 1, 2019, Nicor Gas residential account holders can opt to receive their rebate via a prepaid credit card or virtual card. Customers can still choose to receive their rebate as a check or instant discount as well. These additional options will make our rebates more accessible and convenient to our customers.

Virtual cards are delivered via email and added to a “mobile wallet” on the customer’s mobile device. Physical prepaid credit cards are delivered via standard mail and can be used anywhere Mastercard is accepted. These new payment options are only available to account holders.



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