Natural Gas Heating Bills Expected to Be Lower This Winter
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New Yorkers are expected to see a slight decrease in their monthly heating bills this winter due to lower natural gas prices.
Con Edison also reminds customers to conserve energy for additional savings that will help the environment and lower their carbon footprint.
The energy company estimates residential heating bills will be about 6.9 percent lower this winter.
The average residential gas-heating bill from November 2019 through March 2020 will be about $255 per month, according to the company’s projections, down from $274 last year. That estimate is based on average monthly usage of 172 therms and assumes normal winter weather.
While heating costs are expected to be lower, New Yorkers are encouraged to sign up for one of Con Edison’s energy-saving programs and follow some easy tips to save energy and money.
Natural gas supplies are expected to remain tight this winter, and any disruption from interstate gas transmission providers could further constrain supplies. Con Edison, however, has secured adequate natural gas supplies for its 1.2 million gas customers, approximately 370,000 of whom use gas to heat their homes or businesses in Manhattan, the Bronx, Westchester County, and parts of Queens.
Customers can save money on heating by using these tips:
- Swap out window shades seasonally. Light-colored window coverings reflect the sun's energy, while darker ones absorb it and release heat.
- Purchase an ENERGY STAR® thermostat and get up to $135 back when you enroll it at home.
- Keep ducts and vents clean. Regularly cleaned heating systems will run more efficiently and last longer.
- Maintain your heating system to ensure your home is heated efficiently this winter. Get up to $100 rebate for a boiler or furnace tune-up.
- Explore our network of participating contractors to get a quality installation of your new energy efficient heating or cooling equipment.
- Learn how to use gas more efficiently and other clean heating alternatives.
Con Edison is a subsidiary of Consolidated Edison, Inc. [NYSE: ED], one of the nation’s largest investor-owned energy companies, with approximately $12 billion in annual revenues and $56 billion in assets. The utility delivers electricity, natural gas and steam to 3.5 million customers in New York City and Westchester County, N.Y. For financial, operations and customer service information, visit conEd.com. For energy efficiency information, visit coned.com/energyefficiency. Also, visit us on Twitter and Facebook.