Public Sector Natural Gas Boiler Tune-Up Program


Public Sector Natural Gas Boiler Tune-Up Program

​The Boiler Tune-Up Program provides cash incentives for projects that increase the natural gas efficiency of local governments, municipal corporations, public school districts, community college districts, public universities, and state/federal facilities located in the service territories of Ameren Illinois (“Ameren”), Nicor Gas (“Nicor”), Peoples Gas (“Peoples”), and/or North Shore Gas (“North Shore”).

The Boiler Tune-Up Program encourages the owners of natural gas boilers to invest in a Boiler Tune-Up conducted by a qualified contractor. The Boiler Tune-Up should result, on average, in up to 6 percent efficiency gain in the operation of the boiler resulting in payback periods in most cases of less than six months. The program provides the following incentives for increasing the natural gas efficiency within the boiler and distribution system:

Boiler Tune-Up: $0.50/kBtuh (1kBtuh = 1,000 Btuh)
Pipe Insulation new/repair: $8-$20 per linear foot Insulated
Steam Trap new/repair: $200-$600 per Steam Trap
Boiler Reset Controls: $0.75 per kBtuh (1kBtuh = 1,000 Btuh)
Parallel Positioning Control System: $3.00 per therm saved
Download Application (PDF)

Pipe Insulation Reporting Tool

For more information contact:
Brian Katamay
Energy Resources Center, University of Illinois at Chicago
(312) 355-2019 or