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Why Switch to Natural Gas?

Thank you for considering the switch from propane, fuel oil or electricity to clean-burning and reliable natural gas from Nicor Gas.

We want the switch process to be as simple as possible for you. The links below will help lead you through all the steps necessary to switch to natural gas. If you are just investigating the possibility of switching, then we're happy to provide you with all the information you'll need so that you can make an informed decision.

July 2017

ENERGY COST SNAPSHOT

Energy Source

Residential Cost

Commercial Cost

Natural Gas (per therm*)

$0.37

$0.29

Propane equivalent

$1.67

$0.80

#2 Fuel Oil equivalent

$2.39

$1.31

Electric equivalent

$3.16

$2.60

* A therm is the unit of measurement designated for the amount of natural gas used each month for space heating, water heating, cooking, clothes drying and any other natural gas applications. A typical home uses an average of 1,040 therms annually.

Benefits of Natural Gas
Switch Process Overview
Natural Gas Rebate and Incentive Programs
Switching to Natural Gas FAQ

Members of our New Business Team are ready to help you through the switch process or to answer any questions you might have. You may contact your New Business Coordinator directly or email us at switchnow@nicorgas.com.