Stay Warm, Spend Less

With the crisp autumn air comes the reminder that colder weather is on its way.

Here are some simple and inexpensive ways to help ward off that winter chill, conserve energy and save money:

• Apply caulk to wall cracks, gaps, or joins smaller than a ¼ inch wide.

• Apply weather stripping around doors and windows.

• Cover windows from the inside with plastic sheeting or shrink film.

• Install foam draft guards at the bottoms of external-facing doors.

• Make sure your heating vents aren’t blocked by rugs or furniture, which can prevent heated air from circulating properly.

And, for those looking to see even bigger energy savings, why not check out PGW rebates?

• Efficient Home Rebates: Invest in a PGW home energy assessment for $150 (that’s a $500 value!) and PGW will pay you a cash rebate up to $3,500 when you complete qualifying projects.

• Equipment Rebates: Here’s the gist … you replace old heating equipment with a qualifying energy efficient model and you’ll get up to $2,000 from PGW.

Have you already taken energy saving measures? Tell us about your experience and how you’re keeping the winter chill at bay.

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Natural Gas smells bad on purpose

That “rotten egg” smell is the smell of natural gas. If you think you smell gas leave the area immediately, and then call PGW at 215-235-1212 from a safe location.

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Also if you smell gas:

  • Do not use electrical devices including cell phones which may cause a spark and ignite the gas.
  • Do not use an open flame, matches or lighters.
  • Do not try to locate the source of the gas leak.
  • Do not try to shut off any natural gas valves or gas appliances.
  • Do not start vehicles.
  • Do not re-enter the building or return to the area until a PGW employee or a qualified utility representative says it is safe to do so.
  • Do not put out the flames if natural gas ignites.