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PECO Communications

Customers Get Help with High Winter Bills from LIHEAP Grants Through PECO

PHILADELPHIA, PA (November 1, 2022) — PECO customers can apply for grants to help pay their winter heating bills through the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) starting on November 1.  These cash grants of up to $1,000 are available to income-qualified customers and do not need to be paid back.

Last year LIHEAP helped more than 58,000 PECO customers with more than $45 million in financial assistance. LIHEAP is a federally-funded program that helps limited-income households with their home energy bills. However, customers should not wait for winter heating bills to arrive before applying for help – LIHEAP is a first-come, first-served program and is only available until money runs out.

"As temperatures drop, we know energy bills will increase," said Patricia King, manager of community engagement for PECO. "We understand that rising energy costs and inflation are impacting our customers, so we urge them to take advantage of programs like LIHEAP now, before winter bills arrive."

Customers can apply for a LIHEAP grant at or by calling 800-34-HELP-4.

The company is dedicated to delivering safe and reliable electricity and natural gas and recognizes its responsibility to keep bills as low as possible. PECO is committed to affordability and helping customers reduce their energy costs, save money, and get assistance in the following ways:

  • Monitor usage through MyAccount and track energy use, set up alerts, get tips on how to reduce costs, and more.
  • Increase energy efficiency by visiting WaysToSave to learn about energy assessments and how to qualify for rebates and incentives.
  • Consider Bill Relief and Financial Assistance to help with higher winter energy bills. 

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PECO, founded in 1881, is Pennsylvania's largest electric and natural gas utility. Headquartered in Philadelphia, PECO delivers energy to nearly 1.7 million electric customers and more than 545,000 natural gas customers in southeastern Pennsylvania. The company's 2,800 employees are dedicated to the safe and reliable delivery of electricity and natural gas as well as enhanced energy management conservation, environmental stewardship and community assistance. PECO is a subsidiary of Exelon Corporation (Nasdaq: EXC), the largest fully regulated utility company in the nation with more than 10 million customers. For more information visit, and connect with the company on Facebook and Twitter.

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