Preparing for Higher Winter Gas Prices

Protect yourself from upredictable gas prices.  Contact our office by July 29th to sign up for Budget Billing or for more information.

 

Why has the cost of gas increased?

Natural gas prices change due to the fluctuation of the market. This stems from the supply and demand issues within the industry and U.S. exports that have grown faster than expected. As a result, natural gas prices are between 70 and 90% higher than 2021. Carrollton Utilities does our best at protecting our customers from rising prices by purchasing gas through a number of different suppliers. Carrollton Utilities also follows a Hedge Program that helps to keep gas prices under control.

The best way to protect yourself from the unpredictable gas prices is to sign up for Budget Billing. This is a payment plan based on a 12-month rolling average of your natural gas bill. This is a way to reduce the volatility of seasonal energy expenses by spreading out the cost throughout the year.

 

Natural Gas Conservation Tips to help prepare for during the -Winter season.

Turn. up the savings: Setting the thermostat at a lower, but comfortable setting will help manage heating expenses.

Raise the shades: Opening curtains, drapes and blinds on sun facing windows will help naturally increase the indoor temperature.

Hit the fan/Heat Rises: Using a ceiling fan along with your furnace can help push the heat back down. In cold weather, set ceiling fans to spin clockwise.

Seal up leaks: Closing leaks and gaps around doors, windows and ductwork will help your heating system operate more efficiently.

Check Air filters: Dirty filters can clog airflow and make your furnace work even harder to heat your home.

Chimney Inspections: Arrange for chimney inspections to be completed by the fall.