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This year, natural gas prices are expected to rise in Utah resulting in a roughly 20% increase in residential heating bills compared to last winter.
Research shows that for fixed-income households ages 65+, these increases can cause residents to reduce the use of heat or go without necessities, such as medicine or food, in order to pay an energy bill.
And because older people are more vulnerable to hypothermia than younger ones, unaffordable heating costs pose a health risk to older populations. Colder temperatures, expensive
Watch our conversation with Jorgan Hofeling from Dominion Energy and Michele Beck from Utah's Office of Consumer Services to learn how to save money on your heating bill and stay safe and warm in your home.
And visit these sites below for more information on assistance programs.
Direct link to the application:
Weatherization Assistance Program:
Rent Relief (including utilities for renters)
Dominion Customer Resources
Resources for billing
Home Energy Experts – ThermWise
Rebates (appliances, weatherization)
ThermWise – Home – Utah – Rebates
Customer Care Phone Number: 1-800-323-5517
Email Address: email@example.com
Visit www.lifelinesupport.org to learn more about this federal program that lowers the monthly cost of phone or internet service for qualifying households.
The HEAT Program helps households pay their power and gas bills year-round. Learn more at www.utahca.org/heat/
Get tips for conserving energy to save on your bill: www.dominionenergy.com/utah/save-energy
Get tools for lowering your monthly bill, incentives for efficiency upgrades and options for supporting renewable energy at www.rockymountainpower.net/savings-energy-choices.html