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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Helpful Tips from SoCalGas to Lower Your Energy Usage and Utility Bill Costs This Winter

Why is my gas bill so high? - NF

SoCalGas has shared ways you can lower your energy usage and utility bill costs this winter. As heating systems work harder to keep the temperature inside warmer, customers can experience a three to seven times increase in their natural gas usage and utility bill costs.  

Here’s what you can do to reduce natural gas costs:  

  • Lower the thermostat 3 to 5 degrees – save up to 10%
  • Repair leaky ducts - costs 10 to 30 % more
  • Proper Caulking and weather-stripping - saves 10 to 15%  
  • Fix hot water leaks and reduce the use
  • Clean or replace furnace filters to reduce the use

Wondering why your natural gas bill is Higher? 

  • There’s an upward rise in natural gas wholesale market prices nationwide
  • Heating accounts for more than 50 percent of a customer’s total natural gas bill
  • Water heaters can account for 25 percent of natural gas use and work longer and harder to heat water in the winter

Find more ways to save on natural gas bills, including SoCalGas’ energy-saving tool Ways to Save. This free service helps create a personalized savings plan that offers a household energy analysis, customized energy-efficiency recommendations, bill comparisons and energy usage comparisons.

If you are experiencing hardship, there are many bill payment or assistance programs offered by SoCalGas. Call 1-800-427-2200 for more info.

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