Tips for Making the Most of Natural Gas in the New Year

January 24th, 2017

The beginning of any new year is not complete without a list of resolutions. The dawn of a new year is a time to consider change—and while most resolutions will be about self-improvement, you may want to consider improvements in your home as well!

This year, conserve energy and make the most out of your natural gas with these expert tips:

Replace Your Old HVAC or Furnace.

If your furnace is more than 15 years old, it may be time for an upgrade. Aged appliances, especially heating and cooling systems, can be a major source of energy usage in your home. You may be paying unnecessary amounts of money in extra in energy costs and not even know. So, this year, take time to have your unit inspected, and, if necessary, replace it with a newer, more efficient unit—the energy savings will be worth it in the long term!

Use Natural Light to Your Advantage.

If your home has a lot of windows, rely on natural light during the daytime hours to cut down on energy costs from burning bulbs. This advice is especially useful in the summer when Pennsylvania has prolonged sunlight.

Turn Off Lights and Appliances When Not in Use.

Chances are many of the appliances in your home are run by electricity. Computers, televisions, charging stations, video game consoles, and more pull power all of the time—but especially when they are always on. Before you leave for work or school, power down all non-essential appliances and turn off any overhead lights or lamps. It is even recommended to unplug non-essential appliances while you are out of the house. Turning off and unplugging these devices and powering down lights can tremendously decrease your energy usage.

Wash Laundry with Cold Water

Naturally, we want to wash our clothes—especially the whites we throw in the laundry basket—with hot water. But, did you know that a good portion of your energy costs can be attributed to heating water for your washing machine? Choosing to wash your clothes in cold water can decrease your energy usage and protect your fabrics.

Make the Switch to UGI EnergyLink for Residential Natural Gas

Have you tried these tips before to no avail? Is your natural gas bill still too high? Choosing a natural gas supplier that is independent from your Pennsylvania utility company can save you money and improve your energy efficiency, without any service disruptions!

We provide competitive pricing for all natural gas services. By switching to UGI EnergyLink, you can save money on your natural gas bills year-round. Transitioning is easy—contact us today!