NEWARK — PSE&G announced today that it is providing a bill credit to be included in February residential gas bills. The bill credit will be 15 cents per therm on all February usage. That means that residential customers who use 200 therms in the month of February will see a reduction of $30 included in their bills. Depending on meter reading dates, many customers will see some of the reduction in February and the rest in March.
Lower market prices for gas, which are partially due to the availability of abundant and lower cost shale gas, are making it possible for PSE&G to pass these cost savings along to customers.
“The bill credit, in addition to other recent gas cost decreases passed through to customers in recent years, will provide a much needed positive impact for our customers in these challenging times,” said Joseph A. Forline, PSE&G vice president for customer operations.
This bill credit comes as temperatures are dropping and customers try to keep their winter heating bills affordable. In addition to the bill credit, the utility offers suggestions for steps customers can take to reduce their costs even further.
- Visit PSE&G’s Home Energy Toolkit at www.pseg.com/toolkit. You can calculate the energy efficiency of your home and find out how to save energy and money on appliances and heating systems.
- Lower your thermostat by just one degree, which may reduce your heating bill by up to 3 percent. Save even more by lowering your thermostat 2 degrees during the day and 5 to 10 degrees at bedtime if health conditions permit. Clean or replace the furnace filter on hot air heating systems.
- If your budget permits, install (or have installed) a programmable thermostat that you can set to automatically lower room temperatures when rooms are not in use and also at bedtime if health conditions permit.
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