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Pennsylvania Residents Get Help With Gas Bill


If you're a Peoples customer in Pennsylvania, below you'll find programs to help you with your gas bill and reduce energy costs.

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    Save Money on Energy by Weatherizing Your Home

Usage Reduction Program (LIURP)

Our Usage Reduction Program—formerly our Low-Income Usage Reduction Program (LIURP)—is a weatherization program that helps customers reduce energy costs. To "weatherize" your home, we would help make your home more energy efficient, which will help you save money heating and cooling your home.

Here are just a few examples of weatherization measures: heating system improvements, attic and wall caulking, insulation, and weather-stripping.

To see if you are eligible for our weatherization improvements, we'll look at the following requirements:

  • Your household income must meet the guidelines below.
  • You must have lived in the home for at least one year.

2017-2018 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Usage Reduction Program

Family SizeMonthYear
1 $1,508 $18,090
2 $2,030 $24,360
3 $2,553 $30,630
4 $3,075 $36,900
5 $3,598 $43,170
6 $4,120 $49,440
7 $4,643 $55,710
8 $5,165 $61,980
For each additional person, add: $523 $6,276

  

Emergency Furnace and Line Repair Program

The Emergency Furnace and Line Repair Program is a part of the Usage Reduction Program. This program provides assistance to income eligible customers with furnace and houseline repair issues. Your household must meet the income guidelines below.  The only additional requirement is that you must own your home.

2017-2018 Federal Poverty Income Guidelines

Emergency Furnace /Line Repair Assistance

Family SizeMonthYear
1 $2,010 $24,120
2 $2,707

$32,480

3 $3,403 $40,840
4 $4,100 $49,200
5 $4,797 $57,560
6 $5,493 $65,920
7 $6,190 $74,280
8 $6,887 $82,640
For each additional person, add: $697 $8,364

Other Helpful Resources


  • PA 211 Southwest

    PA 2-1-1 Southwest is a resource that connects Pennsylvania residents with community, health, and disaster services through a free, 24/7 confidential phone service. 2-1-1 is a FREE, accessible, 3-digit telephone number available to everyone. By calling 2-1-1, you will have easy access to customized health, housing, and human services information in one place. Assistance is confidential and is a great way to connect you or a loved one with community resources that can help.

    PA 2-1-1 Southwest serves the following 11 Counties in Southwestern Pennsylvania: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Washington, and Westmoreland.

    PA 211 Southwest
  • PA Homeowners Energy Efficiency Loan Program (HEELP)

    Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency's "Homeowners Energy Efficiency Loan Program" (HEELP) offers 1% APR loans up to $10,000 for specific energy efficiency repairs for low and moderate income households. The loans can pay for:

    • Air sealing, insulation, and ductwork
    • Energy-efficient windows and doors
    • Energy-efficient heating or cooling system repairs or replacements
    • Roof replacements

    For more information about HEELP, please visit the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency. You can also email HOP_Energy@phfa.org and specify "HEELP" in the subject line, or call the PHFA at 800-822-1174.

    PHFA.org