9 Ways To Lower Your Natural Gas Heating Bill This Winter.

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Top 9 Ways to Cut Your Natural Gas Winter Heating Bill

Once you have your thermostat under control, here are the 9 ways to save on winter natural gas heating costs for your home. Each of these tips to save money on heating can add up to real savings on your natural gas bill.

Feel like your furnace is running too frequently? It’s worth it to call your HVAC professional to get a tune up. A new gas furnace can cost $650-$1400, plus installation. So it makes sense to keep the one you have running efficiently.

Many of these tips can also help improve your home cooling system during the summer. Maintaining a tight building envelope (how builders refer to the interior of your home) helps keep your cooling bill low.

Frequently Asked Questions on Heating Bills

If you live in a state where natural gas is deregulated, like Georgia, Ohio or Michigan, you can choose your natural gas supplier (and you must choose your gas supplier in the Atlanta, GA area). You can get a low fixed price per unit of gas when you shop gas suppliers. If you stay with the utility your price changes regularly, and you have no control over it. Some natural gas companies will give you gift cards as a reward for switching your gas company.

Your natural gas heating system uses gas as a heating source. However, in a central HVAC system, it also uses electricity for the blower that moves the hot air around your home. These energy-saving tips can reduce your reliance on your central heating. That should cut your electric bill as well as your natural gas bill.

The best thermostat setting for cold weather is 68° during the day, 60° when you are away from home, and 65° at night. Find out more in our article on the Best Thermostat Setting for Cold Weather.

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Causes of high gas bills

There are several factors that could contribute to an expensive gas bill:

  • Fuel prices
  • Changes in the whether
  • Outdated or inefficient heating technology
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