REGINA — Homeowners can apply for a free home heating tune-up through SaskEnergy’s Tune-up Assistance Program (TAP).
Offered through participating SaskEnergy network members, the program is open to qualifying Saskatchewan homeowners with a combined annual household income (before taxes) of less than $68,000.
“Since this program was launched five years ago, it has helped more than 2,300 homeowners across the province keep their furnaces in safe working order,” said Kevin Adair, who leads SaskEnergy’s Customer Service Operations. “Regular furnace tune-ups can prevent costly repairs down the road and help your family to be safe and warm on those days when you need your furnace the most.”
TAP provides up to $400 worth of products and services to each qualified homeowner, including a free SaskEnergy Network home heating tune-up, up to $200 in repairs if needed, two free furnace filters, and a free carbon monoxide alarm.
The program helps Saskatchewan people meet their home-energy needs safely and efficiently and is one of the ways SaskEnergy gives back to the customers and communities it serves.
“Building awareness about the importance of carbon monoxide safety is another reason we offer this program,” Adair said. “Carbon monoxide poisoning can be fatal. That’s why, starting July 1 of this year, every residence in Saskatchewan will be legally required to have a carbon monoxide alarm.”
Homeowners can apply to TAP from now until November 15, 2022. Renters are not eligible, and homeowners who participated in the program last year are not eligible for this year’s program. Customers are encouraged to apply early as eligible applicants are accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
For homeowners to be eligible, their home must also be located within a 25-kilometre radius of a community served by a SaskEnergy Network Member that provides the home heating tune-up service. These communities include Balgonie, Emerald Park, Esterhazy, Estevan, Eston, Foam Lake, Govan, Gravelbourg, Grenfell, Hague, Hepburn, Hudson Bay, Kindersley, Leader, Lumsden, Maple Creek, Melfort, Melville, Montmartre, Moose Jaw, Nipawin, North Battleford, Paradise Hill, Ponteix, Preeceville, Prince Albert, Regina, Rosetown, Saskatoon, Springside, Swift Current, Tisdale, Unity, Wadena, Wakaw, Watrous, Weyburn, Willowbrook and Yorkton.
More information about TAP and how to apply is available on SaskEnergy’s website.