SoCalGas Offers Winter Heating Tips
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooler weather means the increased use of furnaces to stay warm and dry. Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) officials say if you haven't already, now is the time to prepare homes for an energy-efficient heating season, and to help keep gas bills low.
"With the cold and wet weather, we're seeing an increase in the use of home heaters, and that translates into higher heating bills," said Bret Lane, vice president of field services for SoCalGas. "To help keep a lid on heating costs while staying warm and dry this winter, we encourage customers to continue to practice conservation and use energy efficiently."
SoCalGas offers these tips for a warm, cozy and energy-efficient winter:
Lane said customers can expect natural gas bills this winter to be slightly lower than last year. "Based on current industry price projections, a typical residential monthly bill for 83 therms of natural gas will be around $80 as compared to $81 last year. Improving a home's energy efficiency will help to keep gas bills as low as possible," said Lane.
For more information on conservation and simple home improvement tips, or to learn about customer assistance programs, customers should visit SoCalGas' website at www.socalgas.com or call SoCalGas at (800) 427-2200. Customers are asked to have their account number handy for faster service.
About Southern California Gas Co.
Southern California Gas Co. has been delivering clean, safe and reliable natural gas to its customers for more than 140 years. It is the nation's largest natural gas distribution utility, providing service to 20.9 million consumers connected through nearly 5.8 million meters in more than 500 communities. The company's service territory encompasses approximately 20,000 square miles throughout central and Southern California, from Visalia to the Mexican border. SoCalGas is a regulated subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).
SOURCE Southern California Gas Co.
For further information: Denise King, Southern California Gas Co., 1-877-643-2331, www.socalgas.com