Energy Conservation Tips
Natural gas is a cost-effective energy choice that makes our daily lives comfortable. It is safe and burns cleanly reducing the amount of pollutants released into the air making it an environmentally friendly energy choice as well. As smart consumers we look for measures to reduce our monthly utility costs and one way to accomplish this is by reducing consumption through smart energy conservation. It is an important effort that you and your family can practice year-round to save on energy costs and on the family budget.
Clarksville Gas does everything we can to obtain natural gas at the lowest possible price to enable us to keep your rate as low as possible. For more information, please visit the U.S. Department of Energy, Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy website.
Ways to Save on Your Natural Gas Usage
- Insulate - Make sure you have adequate insulation in your attic and crawl space under your home. Contact your local insulating company to come by and check to see if you have sufficient R-factor in your home.
- Repair and caulk all window and doors. Windows and doors are major contributors in energy lost. Provide weather stripping where feasible. Properly sealed doors and windows will provide you sufficient savings on your energy bills.
- Repair or replace damaged storm windows and doors. They provide a buffer of air space that helps keep cold air out and warm air in.
- Consider upgrading your windows and doors. New replacement windows and doors offer the latest technological advancements in providing energy efficiency. Since your home is your largest investment, these costs can be recuperated when you sell and will enhance the value of your home.
- Contact your local heating contractor and schedule a "fall tune up." They will perform service checks on your unit and see that it's performing at peak efficiency.
- Inspect all ductwork. Do it yourself or contact a local heating contractor to perform this check. Properly sealed, taped and insulated ductwork can help prevent heat loss.
- Set your thermostat at 68 degrees and try your best to maintain this setting. This will allow your unit to work at a constant and steady pace allowing for maximum energy performance.
- Consider replacing your old furnace with a new energy efficient model. Contact your local heating contractor for this service. They can provide you with valuable information and support if you choose this alternative.
- Check the thermostat setting on your natural gas water heater. Follow manufacturer's guidelines for recommended thermostat setting to ensure your appliance is operating at a maximum energy efficiency level.
- If you have natural gas logs that are for show and are not a primary heating source, consider limiting and curtailing their use to only special occasions or times.
- If you have natural gas appliances, consider having them serviced to ensure they are performing within manufacturers guidelines in order to obtain peak energy performance.