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SaskEnergy pilot project helps low income homeowners prepare for winter
Heating contractor explaining furnace filter care
Published Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:28PM CST
Some Saskatchewan residents are getting set for the winter through a pilot project offered by SaskEnergy.
the Crown Corperation is teaming up with plumbing and heating contractors to offer the Tune-Up Assistance Program for low income homeowners. It's meant to promote the importance of maintaining your furnace.
About 110 customers will recieve a hands-on examination of their heating equipment. To be eligible, homeowners had to have a combined annual income of no more than $52,000.
The program also includes the installation of a multi-gas detector. Qualified applicants in Yorkton got a free home heating tune-up on Thursday.
"For the most part it's making sure their chimneys are clear and safe. making sure that their heat exchangers don't have a crack in them, cause right then we have to shut that furnace down. You don't want carbon monoxide issues in a house, you don't want a natural gas leak happening in a house," said Leslie Gosselin, Manager, Advertising & Community Relations, SaskEnergy, on Thursday.
SaskEnergy reminds residents that furnace filters should be cleaned and replaced every 1-2 months.
Other participating communities in the provincial pilot program include Wadena, Watrous, North Battleford, Kindersley, Swift Current, Weyburn, Estevan, Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon.
More information about TAP is available on saskenergy.com.