Chattanooga – October 3, 2022 – As cooler temperatures move in, thermostats go up to keep homes warm and comfortable resulting in higher heating costs due to increased natural gas usage. To help offset winter heating costs, Chattanooga Gas offers bill payment assistance resources to eligible customers whose household budgets may not be able to keep up with increased heating demands.
Enrollment for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) is now open. The federal- and state-funded energy assistance program provides income-eligible households with monetary relief for their energy bills. Eligibility is based on several factors, including household size and income up to 60% of the state median income, which for a family of four equates to a gross monthly income of $4,039 or less. To apply for LIHEAP, Chattanooga Gas customers can call Bradley-Cleveland Community Services at 423-479-4111 or the Hamilton County Office of Family Empowerment at 423-643-6434.
The United Way also can refer customers to organizations in their area for bill payment assistance. To reach the United Way, customers can do one of the following:
Dial 2-1-1 or 423-265-8000
Text their ZIP code to 898-211 to start a text chat
Email United Way at firstname.lastname@example.org
Below are other resources to help Chattanooga Gas customers pay and manage their bill:
These Energy Saving Tips can help customers become more energy efficient to save on energy costs during the winter heating season:
For other ways to save, visit: chattanoogagas.com/residential/ways-to-save.
About Chattanooga Gas
Chattanooga Gas is one of four natural gas distribution companies of Southern Company Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of Southern Company (NYSE: SO). Chattanooga Gas provides retail natural gas sales and transportation services to approximately 68,000 customers in Hamilton and Bradley counties in southeast Tennessee. The Chattanooga Gas service area includes the communities of Chattanooga, Cleveland, Red Bank, East Ridge, Lookout Mountain and Signal Mountain. For more information, visit chattanoogagas.com.
About Southern Company Gas
Southern Company Gas is a wholly owned subsidiary of Atlanta-based Southern Company (NYSE:SO), America’s premier energy company. Southern Company Gas serves approximately 4.3 million natural gas customers through its regulated distribution companies in four states with approximately 666,000 retail customers through its companies that market natural gas. Other businesses include investments in interstate pipelines and ownership and operation of natural gas storage facilities. For more information, visit southerncompanygas.com.