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Energy Advice – Saver


In the cold months, set your thermostat to 68 degrees while you’re at home. At night, or when your home is unoccupied turn down your thermostats to 58 degrees. A programmable thermostat is ideal if you are away from home during set periods of time throughout the week – According to the Environmental Protection Agency, through proper use of pre-programmed settings, a programmable thermostat can save you about $200.00 a year.

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Did you know?


Natural gas dryers provide instant heat that’s

much gentler on laundry than the dry heat of

electric dryers. and clean burning  natural gas

is gentler on the environment, allowing you to

leave behind a smaller carbon footprint with each load.

Faster than electric dryers, natural gas models

allow clothes to tumble less and last longer. many

models have sensors that measure the amount of

moisture inside the dryer and automatically shuts

it off when the load is drying. This saves energy and

reduces wear and tear on fabrics.

Because natural gas cost half as much

per load as electric does, it’s gentler on your

budget throughout the lifetime of your appliance.

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Shopping tip:

When shopping for a natural gas water heater,

be sure to consider both the purchase price of

the unit as well as the operating cost.

Natural gas not only assures you of your comfort that’s affordable and reliable, it’s preferred by homeowners who want to help save energy, reduce emissions and protect the environment.

Did you know?


You can get your old fridge picked up and get some cash.

Your old refrigerator uses up to four times the electricity of a new one. So, why not recycle it?

This could save you up to $140 a year on your energy bill plus the company will  haul it away free of charge.

Call 1877 289-8260

to schedule a pick up time.

Kitchen green tip


A dishwasher containing clean dishes

A dishwasher containing clean dishes (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Here’s an idea for you to save money on your energy bill…

If you’re going to use your washer or dryer do so at night. Let dishes in the dishwasher air dry to avoid heat cycle.

Do it yourself


 Did you know that half of the energy used in your home goes to heating and cooling?

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So make a smart decision make sure to check your filter every month, especially if the filter looks dirty, change it. A dirty filter will slow down the air flow and make the system work harder to keep you warm or cool – wasting energy. A clean filter will also prevent dust and dirt from building up in the system – leading to expensive maintenance and/ or early system failure.

Remember at a minimum, change the filter every 3 months.

Natural Gas


Tampering with a natural gas meter, pipeline or any other related equipment not only will put you at risk, but all neighbors and the community as well. 

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Remember:

Natural gas pipelines may be located close to sewer line, so please take immediate action if you should encounter any of the following signs the next time you clean out a sewer line.

  • A strong natural gas odor at the clean out or inside the building served by the sewer line.
  • Bubbles rising through standing water or in the toilet bowl.

If these signs are present, stop what you are doing and have everyone immediately evacuate the premises and leave the building’s doors open.

Do not turn on or off any light switches, or use other sources of ignition.

From a safe distance call 911 and your Gas Company for immediate assistance.

 

A clear look at Natural Gas


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Are you aware that natural gas can be used to produce electricity for your appliances, a large percentage of the energy used for production is lost during the process.Natural gas production 905 of what originates from the gas well is delivered and ready to fuel natural gas appliance.

ELECTRIC – 70% lost in generation and delivery { 30% efficient

Natural Gas 10% lost in extraction and delivery { 90% efficient

NOTE: Natural gas studies shows is the more efficient energy choice

When you use natural gas directly at an appliances for heating, cooking , water heating, clothes drying, your’re using an energy source that is three times more efficient than electricity. By doing this you are protecting the environment by lowering your carbon  in today green world.

Whether you are new to natural gas or have been using it for years, it’s always good to know the many reasons why natural gas is an efficient, abunant and clean form of energy.

  • A Natural gas home is 43% lower than a electric home when using the same appliances.
  • Natural gas emits 50% less carbon dioxide  than coal and 30% less than oil, making it the cleanest of all fossil fuels.
  • Natural gas is available right here in America.
Natural gas is clean burning and environmentally friendly and once again it protects the environment.
 
 
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