Saving Energy as the Temperature Drops and Natural Gas Prices Rise

All of the forecasts are predicting that this winter will be relatively easy in some parts of the northeast and potentially rougher in others. The Farmer’s Almanac, NOAA and AccuWeather are all forecasting a cold winter that’s similar to last year. Once again La Nina is going to bring precipitation and the possibility of winter storms that should be less severe than last year’s Winter Storm Uri. 

The start of December was more mild than normal, but meteorologists believe that’s the last of the winter reprieve. And natural gas prices are expected to increase regardless of whether the winter is warmer overall simply because it will get colder. As the temperature drops, the demand for natural gas goes up along with the prices. Believe it or not, the price of natural gas impacts the price of electricity in general. Today, much of our electric supply is generated using natural gas. 

Don’t worry, Provider Power is here to help you get through the winter comfortably while keeping energy costs in check. In addition to offering fixed-rate energy plans that aren’t subject to price swings, we’ve gathered together some of our best tips in one master energy saving list. Bookmark it so you can use it as a go-to resource all winter long!

How to Reduce Energy Use at Home – These five easy tips are the first thing you should do to lower energy consumption at home this winter.

5 Simple & Clever Ways to Minimize Your Energy Usage  – Here are five more ways to reduce energy use once you’ve put the first five energy saving tips into practice. 

Best Thermostat Settings for Fall and Winter Weather – Simply setting your thermostat correctly for the winter can lower the energy used for heating by as much as 10%. 

10 Tips to Save Energy This Fall and Winter – Start saving more energy with these 10 proven ways to reduce electricity and natural gas use during the winter season. 

5 Questions You Should Ask When Shopping for Energy Efficient Appliances – If you plan to take advantage of holiday and end-of-year sales this post will tell you how to find the most energy efficient appliances. 

How Smart Appliances Can Cut Your Electricity Bills – Want a reason to invest in smart appliances? Here’s how they can help you save energy during the wintertime. 

How to Use Your Appliances Efficiently – When you have your appliances set up this post will help you maximize the energy efficiency to reduce your use. 

5 DIY Ways to Insulate Your Home on the Cheap – Adding insulation is one of the most effective ways to lower energy use without sacrificing comfort. Here are some ways you can DIY the job and save money. 

5 Tips to Getting More Warmth Out of Your Fireplace – Cozying up to the fireplace is the most enjoyable way to lower energy use while staying warm. Here are a few ways to maximize the warmth. 

5 Energy Saving Apps That Can Make Your Home More Efficient – There’s an app for that! These five apps are designed to help you save energy.

How to Make an Old House More Energy Efficient – If you have an older home this post is a must-read that’s full of advice on what you can do to increase energy efficiency.

Energy Efficiency Resolutions for the New Year – Start the year off right with these energy saving New Year’s resolutions that will help you reach your goals.

Check back often because we add energy saving resources to the Provider Power blog regularly. Every season you’ll find new ways to save! You can also contact the customer care team to learn more about fixed rate energy plans in New England that could be better suited for your lifestyle at home. 

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