Spike Coming For Natural Gas Bills 19 Dec 13

Minnesota natural gas customers are being warned that their December bills could be significantly higher than in November. CenterPoint Energy Spokesperson Becca Virden says that cold weather is to blame because the average temperature has been 36% colder through the first half of this month. Virden says natural gas prices remain low, but consumption is much higher during a cold snap. To lower your bill, CenterPoint recommends installing a programmable thermostat, changing furnace air filters monthly, and turning water heaters down to 120-degrees.