Leader in Energy Efficiency
Natural gas utilities advance energy efficiency goals year after year. By investing in the efficiency of buildings and appliances, promoting smart energy choices and subsidizing energy-saving efforts for low-income families, natural gas utilities are helping their customers save money and reduce their carbon footprint, while maintaining the comfort and productivity of their homes and businesses.
Natural gas usage per household has decreased even as demand for energy has risen. This trend is due in part to tighter-fitting windows and better insulation, increased thermostat control, the development of increasingly more efficient natural gas appliances and the contribution of utility sponsored energy efficiency programs to helping consumers make smart energy consumption choices. These improvements translate to big energy savings:
- Residential customers can reduce their energy use by up to 30 percent when they replace older furnaces and boilers with high-efficiency natural gas appliances.
- Customers that lower their thermostat by 10 to 15 degrees for eight hours a day can save about 10 percent on their energy bill.