After experiencing some of the lowest February temperatures on record, Puget Sound Energy is reminding customers help is available to pay their heating bills.
More than $10 million remains available to income-eligible households that need assistance with their bills. More than 18,625 PSE customers already have received a total of $8.1 million this winter through the federal Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, or LIHEAP, and from PSE’s Home Energy Lifeline Program, or HELP.
“PSE is committed to helping families in need,” said Greg Zeller, PSE’s director of Customer Care. “Customers may be dealing with higher energy bills during these winter months, and we want them to know that they may qualify for bill-payment assistance as well as weatherization grants. We encourage anyone who is income-eligible to contact their community agency to apply for this available assistance.”
Depending on income and household size, a qualified recipient can receive up to $1,000 from PSE’s HELP. A family of four with a monthly net income of $3,075 is eligible for HELP funds.
A family of four with a monthly gross income of $4,337 is eligible for weatherization grants to install effective home energy efficiency upgrades, including insulation, sealing of leaks around windows and doors and seams in heating ducts. The average weatherization assistance grant for PSE households is nearly $3,000.
For information about qualifying for bill-payment and weatherization assistance grants, PSE customers should call 1-866-223-5425 for contact information about their community assistance agency.