Winter Bills Explained
Weather and the cost of gas are the largest influences on natural gas bills. Most Michigan residents heat their homes with gas furnaces, and furnaces are the single biggest user of gas. Winter gas bills can be significantly higher than summer gas bills. Typically, the market price of the natural gas that SEMCO ENERGY Gas Company buys and passes on to you is also higher during the winter because of increased demand.
Every home and business is unique, the square footage and number of people can affect your gas usage. However, you can control some of the factors that affect your natural gas consumption through conservation efforts, hot water usage, your thermostat setting, efficient use of gas appliances, and purchasing new energy efficient equipment. There are simple things you can do, both today and over the long-term, to reduce your natural gas usage and lower your winter heating bills. For these tips and more, visit http://www.energysavers.gov/tips to explore conservation techniques offered by the U.S. Department of Energy.
If you are experiencing higher than normal gas bills, we want to help!
Please contact us immediately if you have concerns about unanticipated, higher than normal gas usage. A Customer Service Representative will be happy to help review your account. If necessary, a service technician will also investigate the meter.
If you need help in managing your balance, please contact Customer Service at 1-800-624-2019.