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Westfield Winter Gas Bills to be Lower This Year if Temperatures are Normal

10/7/2014
 
INDIANAPOLIS – Citizens Energy Group announced today natural gas bills for Westfield customers will be lower than last winter (November through March) if temperatures are normal. Last winter’s extremely cold weather resulted in an average residential gas bill of about $800. This year, assuming normal weather and typical usage, the average residential gas bill will be about $716.

“The abundant supply of natural gas in the U.S. is keeping the price of this clean-burning fuel stable,” said Carey Lykins, President and CEO of Citizens Energy Group. “Citizens understands, though,  some customers may still need help paying their gas bills this winter. That is why we continue to work with community partners to offer financial assistance.”
 
Assistance is Available
Westfield residents in need of assistance should call the Hamilton County Community Action Agency at 317-773-222 or Connect to Help at 211. Customers are also urged to contact Citizens, at 317-924-3311, if they fall behind on their gas bills.
 
Citizens recommends customers enroll in the budget plan to help manage their utility costs. To be eligible for the budget plan, customers need to be current on their bill and have a good payment history. To sign up for budget billing, customers should call 317-924-3311 or visit CitizensEnergyGroup.com
 
Ways to Save
Citizens also suggests customers take the following steps to reduce their natural gas costs:
 
  • Replace your furnace filter - Changing your furnace filter once a month helps your furnace work more efficiently.
  • Dial down your thermostat - A 10-degree reduction for an 8-hour period each day will reduce your heating bill 10 percent.
  • Dial down the water heater – A 10-degree reduction in water temperature saves 5 percent on energy costs.
                                                

About Citizens Energy Group

Citizens Energy Group provides safe and reliable utility services to about 800,000 people in the Indianapolis area. Citizens operates its utilities only for the benefit of customers and the community. Additional information is available online at Facebook - Twitter - LinkedIn - YouTube

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