Weather Cooling Down, SoCalGas Can Help Get Your Home Ready
By EGP Staff Report
Just in time for the winter season, SoCalGas is offering energy-efficient home improvements, such as weatherization and furnace repair at no cost to limited income renters and homeowners as a way to potentially lower energy bills.
Under the Energy Savings Assistance Program (ESAP) SoCalGas will send a team of contractors to the homes of qualified renters and homeowners to repair or replace furnaces and provide energy-savings home improvements such as, attic insulation, door weather-stripping and installing low flow shower heads and faucets.
The free service is offered to customers who qualify based on income guidelines or existing enrollement in programs such as Medi-Cal/Medicaid, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program and WIC. Renters and homeowners must sign up online to schedule a home visit. An ESAP contractor will schedule a date for the home improvements and a follow up visit to ensure the repairs are operating correctly once he or she conducts a walk through to determine eligibility.
ESAP also offers tips to customers on ways to save on their gas bill and use less gas.
For more information, visit www.socalgas.com/for-your-home/assistance-programs/esap
Available energy-saving services may include:
· Door weather-stripping
· Low flow shower heads and faucet aerators
· Water heater blankets
· Evaporative cooler covers and A/C covers
· Pipe insulation
· Faucet aerators
· Minor repairs to exterior doors and/or windows
· Energy education
· High-efficiency clothes washers
· Furnace and water heater repair or replacement (owner-occupied only)
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