Columbia Gas launches new energy efficiency programs

Columbia Gas of Kentucky announced this week that it is launching new energy efficiency programs. Called WarmWise, the program includes three components:

■ A furnace replacement program will allow financially struggling homeowners to replace old, non-working or inefficient furnaces with high-efficiency equipment for free, according to a news release. The replacement program is ran by the Community Action Council and information is available by calling 1-800-244-2275.

■ Free home energy audits conducted by Home Energy Efficiency Experts of Kentucky. During these, experts will show homeowners what they can do to improve energy efficiency. To request an audit, call 1-800-300-8709 or visit

■ A natural gas appliance rebate program is under development and will be available later this summer.