Friday, December 15, 2006

Help For Heating Bill Woes?

Below is a response that I made to someone who was looking for help with his heating bill.

I know of at least one national program that helps provide assistance with heating bills. If you have a medical emergency and/or are low-incomed you are eligible for this type of program. As a matter of fact this particular program payed for an entirely new boiler system for a client of mine - and that includes the boiler system itself and the installation! I'm told that this is normally a $2,000 job and it was had for free - all because of a government grant program.One of the very first things that you should do is talk to your utility company to see if they have any grant and/or financial programs that you may be eligible for. I personally had a chance to talk with the contracter that did this particular job and the one thing I remember him telling me was that as good as the program is people just don't take the time to find out about it and that's really a shame! Who couldn't use a new heating system for their home if they qualify for it?

With all the talk about grant funding being cut there are still programs out there to help with one's heating bill. Although these kinds of programs are not available to everyone they are available to those who are low-incomed and/or have a medical condition.

You should also check with your local utility company to see if they have any programs available to help assist you with your heating bill.

There are also organizations that are non-government affiliated that have programs that provide financial assistance to help with one's heating bill. One organization that I know of provided a $100 check paid to the person's utility company and all it took was a phone call and a faxed copy of the utility bill to them. The utility company received the check within a week!

To find out more information about heating bill-related grant/financial programs just visit my Grants Related page at:

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