Preparing for a Cold Season as Natural Gas Prices Rise

Meteorologists are warning that residents across the northeast and midwest shouldn’t let the warmer than average fall fool them. Forecasts are still predicting that temperatures are going to drop significantly across the region in December and January. With the lower temps could come storms driven by La Nina conditions and arctic blasts of air from the polar vortex that is weaker this year. 

Fortunately, the forecasts don’t predict storms as strong as last year, but regions like the Great Lakes and Ohio Valley are expected to be even colder during the 2021-2022 winter season. The better than expected weather in November has helped keep natural gas prices in check, but that could change as demand increases in the coming weeks.

You may not be able to control the temperature or rising natural gas prices, but there are ways to keep your home comfortable without increasing your utility bill. We’re here to help customers lower their energy use no matter what natural gas rates or the weather does this winter. We’ve gathered together some of the best energy saving tips from the Major Energy blog. You can use this curated list as a go-to energy saving resource all winter long!

Energy Saving Tips: Facts vs Fiction – Get the real rundown on how to save energy before putting together a plan for reducing use this winter. 

Air Filter Types and How They Conserve Energy – Did you know that keeping your air filter clean can reduce the energy used by an HVAC system? This post explains how air filters save energy.

10 Furnace Maintenance Tips for Keeping Equipment Running All Winter – Learn how proper maintenance can increase the energy efficiency of a furnace. 

How to Insulate a Basement – Investing in insulation makes the basement more comfortable and can help reduce energy use upstairs. 

What to Know Before Buying New Windows – Find out what makes some windows more energy efficient than others before you buy. 

The Right Way to Air Dry Dishes for Energy Savings – Save energy every time you do the dishes with these air drying tips. 

Turning Things Off to Turn Up Energy Savings – Learn easy ways to automatically save by automating lights and using the right type of equipment. 

How Much Electricity Does a Dryer Use? – Even if you can’t line dry because of the winter weather, you can reduce use by understanding what causes a dryer to consume more energy. 

5 Major Benefits of Using Smart Home Technology – One of the many benefits of smart home technology is its ability to reduce energy use. 

Want another way to keep natural gas costs from going up on your utility bill? Make the switch to a fixed rate energy plan from Major Energy. If you’re already an existing customer and have questions or would like to renew your plan to lock in your current fixed rate our team is here to help. Assistance is just a call or email away! 

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