Tax credits & Rebates

Federal Energy Efficiency Tax Credits for Consumers

Existing Homes
(10% of cost, up to $500 in 2011. NONE in 2012.)

  • windows and doors
  • insulation
  • roofs
  • water heaters (non-solar)

Existing Homes & New Construction
(30% of cost with no upper limit through 2016)

  • geothermal heat pumps
  • solar panels
  • solar water heaters
  • small wind energy systems
  • fuel cells

Learn more about tax credits and rebates for consumers at

Chicagoland Natural Gas Energy Efficiency Program

Through a partnership between Nicor Gas and Commonwealth Edison (ComEd), residential customers of both utilities are now eligible for cash rebates when installing both a qualifying furnace and central air conditioning system.

  • high efficiency furnace 92 AFUE or higher
  • high efficiency furnace 95 AFUE or higher
  • high efficiency central air conditioner 14.5 SEER or higher

All products must meet the energy efficiency levels specified by the program in order to qualify. Rebates range from $200 to $250 depending on the product purchased, and customers are encouraged replace both their furnace and air conditioner to receive rebates on both products.

Application must be postmarked (or submitted online) no later than 90 days after the initial installation date, or by June 15, 2013, whichever comes first. Offer is valid for qualifying equipment purchased and installed June 1, 2012, through May 31, 2013, or until funds are depleted. Learn more at

ComEd Appliance Buy-Back Recycling Program

ComEd Appliance Buy-Back Recycling Program

If you have an older, working second refrigerator or freezer, it may be using up to five times more electricity per year than a newer model and costing you as much as an extra $150/yr to operate.

With ComEd's Appliance Buy-Back Recycling Program, ComEd will:

  • Haul your old refrigerator or freezer away for free
  • Pay you $35 for each appliance
  • Dispose of the appliance responsibly

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