If you’re riding the struggle bus to pay for your Citizens Energy bill, it doesn’t have to be that way! Read on to learn more about how you can save money on that bill!
Here’s help for your Citizens Energy bill.
The Warm Heart, Warm Home program could help you with your Citizens Energy bill. The program provides service to some low-income individuals and families that might need help with their utility bill. While you will have to provide proof of your utility service and of your income, the company may not require you to have a shut-off notice.
The Salvation Army might help some people who need assistance with their utility bill. They generally have a $200 cap on the amount they will help with. You must apply at the Salvation Army center closest to you. The organization does not offer help more than once per year, per family.
You can apply for the Indiana EAP. The program is intended for low-income individuals who struggle to pay their bills. You will need to apply through your local assistance or community action agency. While you may not need a shut-off notice to get started, having one might qualify you for emergency assistance.
Avoid shut-off using these resources.
At the Christ Church in Indianapolis, you might be able to get help with your utility bill. The first 10 people in line on Tuesday mornings might be able to get $50 toward their utility or rent bill. You must provide proof of your bill and you may not get $50 toward both. The line fills up quickly so make sure you get there early!
Indianapolis Catholic Charities could help you pay for a portion of your bill. The organization is religious-based, but it does not require you to be a member of the Catholic religion. The organization requires you to have a shut-off notice to get assistance. They may only provide help once per year.
While Anna’s House does not have an official program for utility assistance, they might be able to provide some families with assistance toward a utility bill. If you’ve received a shut-off notice and you’re unable to pay it, you might be able to get help through the organization.
Citizens Energy has helpful payment options.
Citizens Energy offers some payment arrangements to help you get the time you need to pay your bill. You must apply for payment arrangements through Citizens Energy to get help. There are certain requirements you’ll have to meet like not being on a payment arrangement already. Not everyone will qualify for payment arrangements.
You might get help through the budget billing program. The program can help you avoid big fluctuations in your bill during the summer and winter by allowing you to average out the amount you pay. While your bills will be the same throughout the 12 months, at the end for the period, you must pay any remaining amount over the average to get caught up.
You can upgrade your home and lower your bill.
The Indiana Weatherization Program might be able to help you upgrade your home. Using the program, you might be able to get free upgrades that will help you save money on your bill. The program could help low-income families and individuals save money by adding insulation and other features that will make your home more energy efficient. You might even qualify for new roofing, new windows or a new HVAC system.
Citizens Energy offers some natural gas rebates for customers in Indianapolis. These rebates are applied directly to your bill and depend on how much energy you use during times where peak usage is in place.
Save even more on your energy bill.
You can save even more money on your Citizens Energy bill. Check out our favorite tips and use them to lower your bill. Bonus: most of them are free or very cheap!