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.