(220 ILCS 5/7-208)
HVAC affiliate marketing.
(a) "HVAC affiliate" means all affiliated interests of a gas utility
provide heating, ventilating, or air conditioning services to customers
within the service territory of the affiliated gas utility.
(b) When an HVAC affiliate advertises or markets heating, ventilating, or
conditioning services to the public, it shall include a disclaimer
that, if audible, is conspicuous and if printed is of sufficient size to be
clearly legible, and that states:
(Insert name of affiliate) is an affiliate of (insert name of gas
utility) and is not regulated by the Illinois Commerce Commission.
Customers are not required to buy products or services from (insert name
of affiliate) in order to receive the same quality of service from the gas
(c) The requirements in subsection (b) apply to all forms of advertising and
marketing, including, but not limited to, print, television, radio, internet,
telephonic, bill inserts, and newsletters.
(Source: P.A. 92-852, eff. 8-26-02.)