Winter Weather Tips
Natural gas remains the best value for your heating needs. When it turns cold outside, costs typically increase in the winter due to increased demand. Simply put, consumers use more natural gas when the weather is extremely cold. To help manage your winter heating bills, consider:
- Conservation tips when using your natural gas appliances.
- Weatherizing your home. When you waste less energy, you can save money.
- Learn more about energy assistance programs.
- Never use natural gas appliances, such as the burners on a stove or oven to heat your home.
- To ensure the safe, proper operation of natural gas appliances, such as a furnace and water heater, and to prevent a potentially hazardous buildup of carbon monoxide within your home, ensure that outdoor vent openings and air intakes are not obstructed by snow or ice.
- If you suspect carbon monoxide is present in your home, immediately leave the area and call 911 from a safe location.
- Avoid service disruption by brushing away snow or ice on the natural gas meter. Use a broom or your hand rather than a hard tool that could potentially damage the meter.