Conservation and safety materials donated by local businesses and organizations
LAS VEGAS — Energy conservation saves money, and for Southern Nevada residents ages 55 and up, those savings can mean the difference between living a comfortable life and struggling to get by. Southwest Gas’ free energy conservation program, “Seniors Helping Seniors,” enters its 19th year of teaching conservation methods and installing energy saving and safety materials to age-appropriate homeowners. Upon qualification, program consultants thoroughly examine homes for conservation and safety improvements, from checking for water leaks and installing weatherstripping to replacing smoke detector batteries and putting in deadbolt locks.
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“Southwest Gas has partnered with a wide variety of businesses and organizations, all of whom have donated products and services so that we can offer this program free of charge to seniors,” says Willie Robinson, consumer and community affairs liaison at Southwest Gas. “This includes City of Las Vegas Leisure Services, ABC Locksmiths, Las Vegas Fire and Rescue, Nevada Division for Aging Services and others. If our consultants discover issues outside of those agencies’ expertise, we will refer them to the proper agency for assistance.”
The “Seniors Helping Seniors” program visits 800 – 1,000 homes every Oct. through May. The teams will wrap exterior pipes to prepare for cold weather, install foam insulating gaskets in electric outlets, caulk in needed areas and educate homeowners about other low cost/no-cost energy savers. Southwest Gas has teamed with Rebuilding Together and students from UNLV to offer a handyman service to accompany the existing services being provided.
To qualify for the program, customers must meet all of the following criteria:
- Be at least 55 years old and/or disabled
- Own their home, condominium, townhouse, or manufactured/mobile home
- Have a total annual household income below $27,380
- Be an active Southwest Gas customer
- Home must be at least five years old
For more information on “Seniors Helping Seniors,” call 702-382-4412.
Southwest Gas provides natural gas service to approximately 1.9 million customers in Arizona, California and Nevada. For more information, please visit www.swgas.com.