If you’ve watched the news recently, you know the increasing prices of many goods and services we depend on is a frequent topic. Unfortunately, natural gas isn’t immune to this trend. According to the US Energy Information Administration, natural gas prices are expected to be 30% higher than last year. Higher natural gas prices can mean higher gas bills, especially during a cold winter.
As Georgia’s leader in natural gas, we want to make sure you have the knowledge and tools to keep control of your gas bill this winter.
Although you can’t control the rising wholesale prices of natural gas, there are things you can do to conserve energy this winter and protect your budget.
Turn your thermostat down when you’re away or asleep. You can save as much as 10% a year on energy costs by turning your thermostant back 7-10 degrees for 8 hours a day. Many thermostats can even be programmed to automatically turn down the temperature during times you know you’ll be out of the house or asleep.
Ensure your heating system is operating efficiently. A clean system is an efficient system. Clean or replace filters once a month or as recommended. Clean warm-air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators as needed. Make sure your heat-ing system isn’t blocked by furniture, carpeting, or drapes.
Take a home energy assessment. A home energy assessment can help you understand the whole picture of your home’s energy use. It can also help identify and prioritize fixes to improve the comfort and efficiency of your home. Click here to learn how to perform a Do-It-Yourself assessment, or contact a local professional to assist you.
Don’t get hit by a surprise high bill this winter. Sign up for Budget Billing and even out your fixed or variable price plan bills by spreading the costs across the whole year. Log in to your GNG Online Account, or call us at 877.850.6200, to sign up for Budget Billing.
GNG offers a variety of price plans to help you manage your specific budget. Our fixed price plans come in a variety of term lengths and help protect you from potentially rising natural gas prices. We also offer Guaranteed Bill plans that guarantee you’ll pay a flat monthly bill amount regardless of changes in gas prices or weather. Click here to find the plan that best suits your needs.
We know every penny counts right now. That’s why GNG wants to give you some immediate relief for your budget. Click here to view our special offers.
If you are worried about paying your bill or missing a payment due to financial hardship, there are financial assistance options available to you. Please visit atlantagaslight.com/residential/energy-assistance for a comprehensive list of energy assistance options.