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Lower Heating Bill for Peoples Gas Customers This Winter and Energy Saving Tips

Lower Heating Bill for Peoples Gas Customers This Winter and Energy Saving Tips
Peoples Gas Bill Forecast

Peoples Gas customers’ heating bills are expected to be lower this winter. The winter heating forecast shows the average Peoples Gas customer will pay nearly 18% less this winter than last year. The winter heating forecast is based on a 20-year average of winter weather and assumes the price of natural gas remains where it is today on the spot market. If both of those factors hold true, it is estimated that the average Peoples Gas customer will save approximately $145.00 this winter compared to last year.

Budget Billing and Energy Assistance

If you want to manage your energy costs by spreading out charges more evenly over 12 months, you may want to consider the Peoples Gas Budget Billing program.

Also, qualified We Energies customers can apply for energy assistance for the upcoming heating season. The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program provides qualified residents with a one-time grant to help pay energy bills. More than 160,000 Illinois families receive assistance each year.

Energy Savings Tips

The colder weather is also a good reminder that you can take steps to save even more on your energy bill:

  • Turn your thermostat back 7-10 degrees when you’re asleep or away
  • Seal gaps around windows, doors and siding to keep warm air in
  • Schedule a furnace tune-up for safety and efficiency, saving money in the long run


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