NW Natural customers in Washington County may be eligible for free heating & insulation upgrades

National Energy Awareness Month highlights opportunities to use less energy, live more comfortably

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October 10, 2023

PORTLAND, Ore. — There’s no better time than National Energy Awareness Month to use less energy, save money and live more comfortably. NW Natural customers in Washington County with qualifying incomes may be eligible for free weatherization services through a partnership between NW Natural and Community Action.

With the arrival of cooler weather, updating to high-efficiency gas appliances and improving home insulation can make homes more comfortable, save energy and lower bills. Potential upgrades include home insulation, new gas furnaces or hot water heaters, and sealing air leaks. The average program participant typically receives several thousand dollars’ worth of free products and services.

To qualify, monthly gross income for households cannot exceed the following:

  • One person: $2,430/mo
  • Two people: $3,286.66/mo
  • Three people: $4,143.33/mo
  • Four people: $5,000/mo
  • For each additional household member, add $857 per person.

“Taking steps to better weatherize your home can save you money, make your home more comfortable and reduce overall energy use,” said Mary Moerlins, Director of Environmental Policy and Corporate Responsibility at NW Natural. “Through our partners at Community Action, we’re proud to be able to help customers take steps to lower bills and improve home comfort.”

“We’re grateful to NW Natural for partnering with us to bring these vital services to low-income families across Washington County. Together we are making homes safer, healthier, and more efficient for many struggling families and seniors,” said Kemp Shuey, Executive Director, Community Action. 

To learn more or sign up, contact Community Action at 503-906-6550 or visit https://caowash.org/programs.

About NW Natural

NW Natural is a local distribution company that currently provides natural gas service to approximately 2.5 million people in more than 140 communities through more than 795,000 meters in Oregon and Southwest Washington with one of the most modern pipeline systems in the nation. NW Natural owns and operates 21 Bcf of underground gas storage capacity in Oregon. NW Natural, a part of Northwest Natural Holding Company, (NYSE: NWN) (NW Natural Holdings), is headquartered in Portland, Oregon, and has been doing business for more than 160 years. NW Holdings owns NW Natural, NW Natural Renewables Holdings (NW Natural Renewables), NW Natural Water Company (NW Natural Water), and other business interests. We have a longstanding commitment to safety, environmental stewardship, and taking care of our employees and communities. Learn more in our latest 
ESG Report.


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