As Cold Temperatures Continue, SoCalGas Provides Customers Tips to Save on Home Heating and Hot Water Costs
Feb 22, 2018
LOS ANGELES, Feb. 22, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --With below-average temperatures expected to continue into next week, Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas) today offered its customers tips and tools to save money on home heating and hot water costs during cold weather. According to the National Weather Service, temperatures in Southern California will remain 12 to 18 degrees below normal for at least another eight days. During cold weather events, natural gas use for home heating and hot water increases. SoCalGas customers can help manage their energy costs by:
More than 90 percent of households in Southern California rely on natural gas for space heating and hot water, and prefer it by a ratio of 4 to 1 over electricity for those uses. Today, SoCalGas has the second-lowest average bill among the 50 largest natural gas utilities in America, and natural gas continues to rank among the most affordable sources of energy.
According to the American Gas Association, households that use natural gas for water and space heating, and cooking and clothes drying, save an average of $874 per year compared to homes using electricity for those applications.
To learn more about SoCalGas energy savings programs, visit socalgas.com/save-money-and-energy.
SoCalGas has served communities in California for 150 years and is committed to being a leader in the region's clean energy future. The company is working to accelerate the use of renewable natural gas, a carbon-neutral or carbon-negative fuel created by capturing and conditioning greenhouse gas emissions from farms, landfills and wastewater treatment plants. SoCalGas is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego. For more information visit socalgas.com/newsroom or connect with SoCalGas on Twitter (@SoCalGas), Instagram (@SoCalGas), and Facebook.
SOURCE Southern California Gas Company
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