North Shore Gas - Chicagoland Natural Gas Savings Program

January 05, 2010


North Shore Gas offers the Chicagoland Natural Gas Savings Program to help their customers to purchase energy efficient equipment. Homeowners, landlords and small business owners are eligible for rebates on energy efficient furnaces, boilers, water heaters, insulation, and clothes washers. To qualify, gas furnaces, boilers, and water heaters must be installed by professional contractors. Property owners may opt to self-install insulation and clothes washers or hire a professional contractor. A full list of eligible models and insulation and instructions on how to apply for the rebates can be found on the Chicagoland Natural Gas Savings Program website. Applications must be made no later than 60 days after the equipment purchase date or by May 31, 2009, whichever comes first. The Chicagoland Natural Gas Savings Program is funded by customers of North Shore Gas, through a line item on the bill called the Enhanced Efficiency Program. The Program is guided by North Shore Gas, the Citizen's Utility Board, the City of Chicago Department of Environment, the Environmental Law and Policy Center, and the Illinois Attorney General's Office.

Program Overview

Implementing Sector: Utility
Category: Financial Incentive
State: Illinois
Incentive Type: Rebate Program
Web Site:
Administrator: North Shore Gas
Start Date:
Eligible Renewable/Other Technologies:
  • Clothes Washers
  • Water Heaters
  • Furnaces
  • Boilers
  • Building Insulation
Incentive Amount: Insulation: 75% of project cost
Boilers: $350-$600, depending on efficiency
Furnaces: $350-$450, depending on efficiency
Water Heaters: $140-$400 depending on type and efficiency
Clothes Washer: $100
Maximum Incentive: Insulation: $750 max
Equipment Requirements: Ceiling Insulation: R-38
Wall Insulation: R-11
Boilers: 85% efficiency or greater
Furnaces: 92% AFUE or greater
Water Heaters: Energy Star rated; Energy Factor requirement depends on type
Clothes Washer: Energy Star rated; MEF greater than 1.72; WF less than 8.0


Name: Customer Service
Organization: North Shore Gas
Address: 3001 Grand Avenue
Waukegan IL 60085
Phone: (866) 556-6004

This information is sourced from DSIRE; the most comprehensive source of information on incentives and policies that support renewables and energy efficiency in the United States. Established in 1995, DSIRE is operated by the N.C. Clean Energy Technology Center at N.C. State University.