NW Natural Offers Low-to-no-cost Gas Installation to Qualified Homeowners in Coos County

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July 7, 2017

 

NW Natural Offers Low-to-no-cost Gas Installation to Qualified Homeowners in Coos County

PORTLAND, Ore. — NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is encouraging qualified Coos County homeowners to replace their oil heating systems with efficient natural gas and make sure homes are properly weatherized.

NW Natural, Energy Trust of Oregon, Oregon Housing and Community Services & Oregon Coast Community Action have launched an energy efficiency program to offer no-cost and low-cost installation options now through Sept. 30, 2017.

“We want to help people make the switch from oil to natural gas in an affordable way so they can spend less to heat their home, while enjoying the comfort and convenience natural gas provides,” said Holly Braun, NW Natural environmental consultant. “Today, our customers are paying less for natural gas than 15 years ago – that means by switching to natural gas from oil, customers can easily save hundreds of dollars a year in costs.”

Advantages over oil

Natural gas is convenient because it’s supplied directly into the home, so customers don’t have to wait for a delivery truck to fill the tank. Natural gas can also heat homes quickly, and there’s no residue or soot. Plus, natural gas is a cleaner-burning energy source, producing more than 40% less carbon dioxide than heating oil.

Weatherization

NW Natural and Energy Trust of Oregon make weatherizing more affordable with cash incentives to offset the up-front costs. Incentives are available for air and duct sealing, insulation, energy-efficient windows, plus other energy-saving home improvements. Energy Trust can also connect you with qualified weatherization contractors in your area. For details, visit energytrust.org or call 866-368-7878.

About NW Natural

NW Natural (NYSE:NWN) is headquartered in Portland, Ore., and provides natural gas service to about 730,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Oregon and Southwest Washington. It is the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest. Additional information is available at www.nwnatural.com.

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