PGW offering help to keep warm as weather gets colder

 An oil burner technician uses a brush to scrub the inside of an oil burning furnace. This annual tune-up helps maintain the units efficiency. (Steven Senne/AP Photo, file)

An oil burner technician uses a brush to scrub the inside of an oil burning furnace. This annual tune-up helps maintain the units efficiency. (Steven Senne/AP Photo, file)

The Philadelphia Gas Works is giving customers an opportunity to go green — and save some green at the same time.

PGW’s Energysense Home Rebate program is designed to help homeowners pinpoint energy problems such as improper ventilation or insulation. The utility is offsetting the majority of the costs of the energy audit, said Dan Murray of PGW.

“Typically those assessments will cost a homeowner $500,” he said. “Through this program, PGW is buying down that cost and bringing it down to $150 for the initial assessment.”

If a homeowner wants to make energy-efficient upgrades, there are several programs available, Murray said.

“PGW offers rebates up to $3,500 to ease the pain associated with the improvements to their home for either safety or comfort purposes,” he said.

Discounted financing is also available. More information can be found at the website or by calling 215-764-5468.

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