Annually, NJNG reviews all General Service Small (GSS) commercial customers' accounts to determine if their usage is greater than 5,000 therms annually. If the customer’s usage is greater than 5,000 therms annually, the account is assigned to the General Service Large (GSL) service rate classification. In conjunction with this annual review, all customers who are under the GSL service classification, or are being moved to that classification, have their Highest Monthly Average Daily (HMAD) level calculated and/or reviewed. The HMAD represents the highest usage a customer could have in one day, and it is determined by using the highest usage between two actual meter reads.
Energy Saving Tips for Heating and Cooling your Business
Whether you own or lease your building, these heating and air conditioning tips may help you maximize energy efficiency, saving you money and preserving the environment.
- "Tune-up" your heating, ventilating and air-conditioning (HVAC) system - A maintenance contract ensures that your HVAC contractor will provide tune-ups before each cooling and heating season. The minimal fees for the contract will ultimately save energy and money; the tune-ups may help your system last longer, too.
- Clean HVAC filters - Replace filters every month during peak cooling or heating seasons. New filters usually only cost a few dollars, but dirty filters cost more to use, overwork the equipment and result in lower indoor air quality.
- Use fans - Moving air can sometimes make higher temperature and/or humidity feel more comfortable. Fans can help delay or reduce the need for air conditioning, and each degree of higher temperature can save about 3 percent on cooling costs.
Looking for bigger savings? NewJersey's Clean Energy Program offers significant financial incentives for commercial, industrial, and governmental customers to integrate energy efficient and renewable technologies into new construction, upgrades, and new cooling & heating equipment installations. Visit NJCleanEnergy.com to learn more.
GSL commercial customers who use more than 5,000 therms annually are billed under the monthly Basic Gas Supply Service (BGSS) pricing. The monthly BGSS price is based on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) monthly market settlement price. This applies to commercial customers who have not chosen a third-party supplier. The price for the natural gas commodity is passed on directly to customers with no profit included for NJNG.