Follow Simple Guidelines to Manage Heating Bills

With January, February and March accounting for the largest natural gas bills throughout the year for NIPSCO customers, it is a great opportunity to take advantage of simple tips to help manage bills.

Try installing a programmable thermostat, receive appliance rebates, recycle old appliances, shorten your showers, enroll in a budget plan, and seal up leaks. Seal leaks around windows and doors. Look for places where you have pipes, vents or electrical conduits that go through the wall, ceiling or floor. If you find a small gap, seal it up. Electric customers with old, inefficient refrigerators or freezers can receive a $35 rebate and free pick-up service. Replacing these appliances can save $100 on average in annual electricity charges.

Even with the difference in temperatures, gas bills this winter are still projected to be the second lowest in the last 10 years.