New Castle News

Closer Look

January 13, 2014

Columbia Gas offers energy-saving audits

NEW CASTLE — Columbia Gas is reminding customers the first step to lowering home energy bills is identifying where a house loses energy.

Columbia’s WarmWise Audits and Rebates program provides help for customers to better manage their energy use and gas heating costs by reducing natural gas consumption.

WarmWise Audits and Rebates is available for Columbia heat customers whose household income is between 151 and 250 percent of the federal income guidelines. The program provides eligible customers with a free diagnostic energy assessment and upfront rebates toward the installation of select measures recommended during the audit.

Customers also can choose to take advantage of up to $1,800 in financial incentives for audit-recommended energy-saving improvements, such as efficient heating equipment, insulation, air sealing, and a natural gas water tank.

“We are hopeful that more customers will become aware of the program and take advantage of the free energy efficiency benefits to use gas more wisely,” said Patty Terpin, Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania customer programs manager.

Columbia reminds its customers that half their monthly bill is the cost of natural gas, which Columbia passes directly to customers on a dollar-for-dollar basis, with no markup or profit. The greatest opportunity for customers to reduce their monthly bill is through weatherization and energy efficiency.

Additional customer assistance and energy efficiency programs are available for qualified customers. Customers can learn if they qualify for WarmWise Audits and Rebates by calling (866) 956-0308 or by visiting www.ColumbiaGasPA.com.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Closer Look
  • well.jpg Lawyers to address fracking

    Lawyers will address public concerns about oil and gas regulations and other topics at a program next month. Oday Salim and Megan Lovett of Fair Shake Environmental Legal Services in Pittsburgh and attorney Michael Oliverio of Lynch Weis in Cranberry Township are to present the program.

    August 1, 2014 1 Photo

  • Yauger.jpg Yauger enters guilty plea in federal court

    The former executive director of the local intermediate unit has entered a guilty plea in federal court.

     

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • Lottery.jpg Lottery officials: Seniors should get smaller payout

    State lottery officials say less means more for seniors. The lottery took in $3.8 billion in sales last year and will give more than $1 billion of it — or 28.5 percent — to programs for senior citizens.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • phone.jpg Attorney general warns of phone scams

    Assorted scams in the commonwealth have prompted a warning from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office. Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane said several scams have been reported to the Bureau of Consumer Protection in recent weeks.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • disability.jpg Disabilities group unveils new icon

    Disability Options Network is joining forces with the Accessible Icon Project. Officials of the community organization, located at 1929 E. Washington St., said its new icon will replace the current international symbol for accessibility.

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • well.jpg Auditor: State doesn’t have enough inspectors to monitor wells

    The state’s 83 well inspectors face a daunting enough challenge keeping tabs on 120,000 active oil and gas wells that have been drilled over the last century.

     

    July 29, 2014 1 Photo

  • vote.jpg Independent hopefuls may widen gubernatorial field

    Just when Pennsylvania voters were getting used to the idea of a gubernatorial election showdown between Republican incumbent Tom Corbett and Democratic challenger Tom Wolf, other hopefuls may soon be joining the fray.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • manna.jpg John K. Manna: Measuring the money

    Should we even bother to have an election in November? By some accounts, maybe the results of some contests are already in.

    July 26, 2014 1 Photo

  • shooting.jpg Man injured in city shooting

    A man was flown to a Pittsburgh hospital Thursday morning following a shooting on West Lincoln Avenue.

     

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • police.jpg Police: Man pulls gun on construction workers

    Construction workers in Neshannock Township flagged down police Thursday claiming a business owner had pulled a gun on them.

     

    July 25, 2014 1 Photo

House Ads
Seasonal Content
Section Teases
Must Read
Continuous Super Bowl Coverage