Appliances Natural Gas Usage

Energy Savings Tips
If your natural gas bill is high, there are several things you can do to help control your energy costs, including simply using less natural gas. One of the ways you can use less natural gas is to replace old and inefficient appliances with new, more efficient appliances. This guide will show you how much energy common natural gas appliances consume over the course of a year and how much, on average, it costs to operate them. Appliance Natural Gas Usage You can use this information to make informed decisions about upgrading the natural gas appliances in your home that have the greatest effect on your natural gas bill. Appliance Typical Consumption Per Year (therms)* Cost Per Month** Cost Per Year** Furnace 489 th $43 $518 Pool heater 360 th…
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Appliance Electricity Usage

Energy Savings Tips, Uncategorized
When you get your electricity bill, you may wonder why it's so high. Sometimes it has to do with the amount you pay for electricity, especially if you're on a variable-price plan and the price increases. It also has to do with the appliances you use and how much you use them. After all, if you use more electricity from one month to the next, you're going to pay more, maybe even in cases where your electricity price falls. That’s because your bill is based on the amount of electricity you use and how often you use it. Kilowatt-hours, or kWh, are the basic unit of electric energy for which most customers are charged. The amount of electricity used by ten 100-watt lights left on for 1 hour. Customers are…
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Electric Bill Rate

Energy Savings Tips
Inflation on commodity pricing is a general American economic certainty. Whether we like it or not, prices for items such as milk, gasoline, and grain will continue to increase in the course of our lifetime. But the rate at which these prices will inflate is tough for the average American to guess. What we can do, however, is stay vigilant with what we can control. For many of us, that means shopping around for electricity. There are roughly 17 states with some kind of deregulated electricity market. The size and impact of deregulation within a state vary wildly. For example, around 85% of Texas homes and businesses are within a deregulated market, meaning they can shop, compare, and switch to an electric rate and plan offered by a retail electricity…
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