Nicor Gas has introduced a new Energy Efficiency Program (EEP) by which the customers will have the opportunity to save energy and money. The company said that the program offers rebates, ideas, and tools to help its residential and business customers use energy effectively.

The Nicor Gas EEP has three main categories: the Residential Program, the Business Program, and the Custom Business Program. The Residential Program helps homeowners achieve long-term natural gas savings through education and financial rebates that reduce the costs of purchasing and installing efficient gas space and water heating equipment, the company said.

The Business Program helps commercial businesses learn how to save energy and reduce operating costs through education and financial rebates that make energy-saving solutions more affordable. The Custom Business Program offers financial rebates to business customers that install qualifying high-efficiency measures not addressed through the Business Program.

Jim Jerozal, general manager of Energy Efficiency at Nicor Gas, said: “The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program provides rebate incentives to residential and commercial customers who choose to purchase efficient natural gas equipment.

“Another positive aspect of this new program is that when customers purchase qualifying energy saving equipment, their homes or businesses can become more environmentally friendly due to the reduction in energy consumption.”

In addition, the Nicor Gas EEP has four targeted programs; Low- to Moderate-Income Program, Existing Home Retrofit Program, Elementary Energy Education, and Residential Multi-Family Direct Install Program.

These programs offer various additional benefits such as assistance to low/moderate income households, energy analysis, energy efficiency education, and no cost assistance to multi-family dwellings, according to the company.