Chattanooga Gas presented green|spaces with a $15,000 donation launching Chattanooga Gas Co NeighborCare. The funds will be used to help residents make repairs or replace gas heating equipment.
Since 2014, green|spaces has been working to teach low-income residents low and no cost ways to reduce their utility bills.
“Simple things like caulking and weather stripping to seal up cracks and gap, adjusting the thermostat while out of the house and unplugging appliances and chargers when they are not in use can add up to savings,” said Michael Walton, executive director of green|spaces.
“But, if you have a heating system that is not working, your utility bill is going to remain high.”
Through this new program, green|spaces will work with partner agencies like United Way 211 Call Center to identify those in need of gas heating system repairs or replacements.
"Chattanooga Gas is committed to delivering clean, safe, reliable, affordable natural gas to our Chattanooga communities,” said Paul Leath, region director at Chattanooga Gas. “We’re always looking for ways to serve our community and to provide energy efficiency tools and resources to give our customers more control over their energy consumption and bills. Through this program, we can assist qualified customers with needed gas furnace or water heater repairs or replacements through our licensed and certified Natural Gas Advantage dealers. Working with green|spaces and United Way is a win-win partnership for us.”