LOS ANGELES Feb. 23, 2011
SoCalGas’ Energy Saving Assistance Program, formally known as the Direct Assistance Program, includes weatherization services, such as caulking, weather-stripping doors, and the installation of low-flow shower heads and attic insulation. In addition, the utility will repair or replace – without charge – natural gas furnaces for homeowners who qualify. Since the program began in 1983, SoCalGas has weatherized more than 600,000 limited-income homes.
The program is open to eligible customers who live in the property they either own or rent. Renters need the approval of the property owner to participate in the program. Bonded and licensed contractors who are screened by SoCalGas perform the necessary weatherization work.
Hal D. Snyder
Customers may be eligible to participate if they currently receive benefits from the Women, Infants and Children, Healthy Families, Medi-Cal, Food Stamps, Supplemental Security Income, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families or Low Income Home Energy Assistance programs. In addition, customers could also qualify for a 20-percent discount on their natural gas bill through the California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) program.
SOURCE Southern California Gas Company