There are several ways customers can reduce natural gas usage at home. By reducing natural gas usage, you will save money and help conserve resources. See the tips below:

  • Lower your thermostat to 68 degrees or less and dress in layers. Go lower when you’re away from home or sleeping.
  • Consider using a programmable or smart thermostat. 
  • Seal leaks around windows and doors. In a pinch, you can use cardboard, plastic, or blankets to minimize heat loss.
  • Replace filters and keep your heating and air conditioning equipment clean and well maintained. A dirty filter will slow down air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm.
  • Reduce or eliminate use of natural gas logs, grills, and other nonessential appliances.
  • Close vents and doors to unused areas for gas systems 
  • Clean it up. Make sure your dryer filter is lint free (to help prevent fires). Regularly change your air filter in your HVAC system. 
  • Use mother nature. When it's cold outside but also sunny, open the blinds during the day to let the sun help heat your home. 
  • Regularly check and/or replace HVAC filters every month during peak cooling or heating season. New filters usually only cost a few dollars. Dirty filters cost more to use, overwork the equipment, and result in lower indoor air quality.