ERIE, Pa. (Erie News Now) – With gas prices higher than normal you maybe wondering what you can do to keep cost low and National Fuel tells Erie News Now they have a few ways to help with that on these cold winter days.
During the Winter months and the cold temperatures we’re experiencing right now, you might be seeing a hike in the bill when it comes to heating your home but the the National Fuel says there are a few simple steps to help lower that cost.
They suggest keeping the thermostat between 65-70 degrees and when you leave the house lowering it to 58 degrees.
Another simple tip is to make sure you don’t have any leaks by using caulking or weather stripping and checking that you have all vents, doors of unused rooms and fireplaces closed.
The biggest issue National Fuel tells Erie News Now they run into during the cold weather is meters not working.
Director of Corporate Communications for National Fuel, Carly Manion says, “It’s important for customers to insure outdoor meter safety by keeping the area around the gas meter free of snow, making sure to clear paths to the meter and informing those working shoveling or plowing of the meters location, also not letting children play or climb on the meter.”