Save Energy and Money Tips
The high temperature for November 2013 was 56 degrees, while the low was 38 degrees. December’s anticipated high temperature is forecasted to be 46 degrees, while the low is anticipated to be 29 degrees.
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Taking a household approach this winter can save energy, money and keep your home at peak comfort. There are many no to low cost energy-saving improvements that can reduce your home’s energy consumption and ease the strain on your budget during the cold weather months.
- Turn down the heat at night or when out of the house. You can save as much as 20 percent in energy costs by turning down your thermostat by 10 degrees. A programmable thermostat will make scheduled temperature reductions automatic.
- Make sure your furnace filter is clean. A dirty filter will slow down airflow that, in turn, will make the system work harder and waste energy.
- Sealing air leaks and adding insulation can dramatically increase comfort and save on your heating and cooling costs.
- Set your water heater to120 degrees. Use the cold setting for both washing and rinsing when doing laundry.
- Install high-performance showerheads and faucet aerators in all sinks to save energy costs while efficiently heating water and maintaining pressure.
- In the winter, your ceiling fan can help improve your comfort. Most fans have a switch that allows you to reverse the motor and operate the ceiling fan at a low speed in the opposite direction. This produces a gentle updraft, which forces warm air near the ceiling down into the living space.
You can find these and many other conservation suggestions at Energy-Saving Tips for Your Home.
Components of Your Bill
NJNG residential customers receive a monthly bill that includes the cost of the natural gas used, referred to as basic gas supply service, the delivery of the natural gas and a customer charge. You will receive an actual bill any month your meter is read and a calculated bill any month your meter is not read. All calculated bills are based on the past usage history of your account. If you move into a recently built house or apartment with no usage history, we estimate the bill based upon the number and size of your appliances.
Basic Gas Supply Service (BGSS)
This is the cost of the natural gas used by residential customers. NJNG’s purchase price is directly passed on to our customers; NJNG does not make a profit on the sale of natural gas. For residential customers considering a third-party supplier, this price represents the "price to compare."
Delivery Charge (DEL)
This fee is for the delivery of natural gas and the maintenance of the distribution system. It also includes approved price adjustments related to balancing natural gas deliveries with consumption, normalizing weather variances and funding societal benefits programs, such as environmental improvements and New Jersey's Clean Energy Program.
This fee covers a portion of the costs to connect and maintain an account on NJNG’s system, such as the service line to your home, the meter, meter reading and billing.
All prices are regulated and approved by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities.