SoCal Gas customers may notice higher natural gas bills for the next few months due to the cold weather. Here are some info on what customers can do to reduce usage and lower your gas bill, and a link to a news story that addresses the issue.
Here are some basic tips:
- Set your thermostat at 68 degrees during the day and 55 at night if your health permits it. Lowering your thermostat three to five degrees can save up to 10 percent on heating costs.
- Turn down the temperature on your water heater.
- Take shorter showers to reduce your natural gas use.
- Wash clothes in cold water to save up to 10 percent on water heating costs.
Finally, for customers in need of financial assistance in paying their natural gas bills, SoCalGas offers a range of programs and services.