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Why Your Bill May Vary


Your gas bill will vary from month-to-month for a variety of reasons. Here are some common factors that cause your bill amount to change:

Factors you can't control:

  • The cost of gas changes from month to month.
  • Your gas usage was estimated. We take actual readings every other month, and make adjustments on your next bill.
  • The number of days in your billing cycle changed slightly.
  • Changes in weather caused your heat to come on more often.

Factors you can control:

  • You added new gas appliances, like a hot tub or a gas fireplace.
  • Your appliance usage increased – most common during holidays and school vacations, or when you entertain or have houseguests.
  • Your lifestyle changed, such as working at home or the arrival of a new baby.

Ways you can help control your gas usage:

  • Fix leaky hot water faucets.
  • Replace furnace and air conditioner filters.
  • Relocate thermostats away from drafty or chilly areas.
  • Clean dryer lint traps.
  • Replace older, less energy-efficient gas appliances.
  • Repair windows that don't close properly. Replace single-pane windows.
  • Close fireplace dampers when not in use.

To help lessen fluctuations in your bill year-round, consider enrolling in the Budget Plan. Learn ways to increase your home's energy efficiency.

Log in to My Account for:

  • Meter reading information
  • Gas use history