Lower Heating Costs Expected for Consumers Energy Natural Gas Customers This Winter

Consumers Energy’s natural gas customers can expect to pay about 8 percent less for heating costs for this winter compared to last winter.  The lower cost estimate is due to reduced fuel prices – the lowest since 2003 – and is based on normal weather patterns. 

“We’re working hard to control costs for our customers as part of our promise to Michigan.  We know that family budgets are tight these days and that even small savings help out,” said Tim Sparks, Consumers Energy’s vice president of energy supply operations.

Consumers Energy provides natural gas service to 1.7 million customers in 45 counties in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.  An average residential customer can expect to pay a typical monthly bill of about $130 this winter, down from $141 last winter.

Save even more energy and money this winter when you make your home or business more energy efficient.  Get instant savings and rebates for heating, programmable thermostats and windows and insulation at www.ConsumersEnergy.com/myhome.  Michigan businesses can get heating rebates and more at www.ConsumersEnergy.com/mybusiness.

Looking to switch to environmentally friendly natural gas?  Our website also features an easy-to-use calculator to compare natural gas costs to other heating fuels, such as propane or heating oil.  For details, visit Natural Gas Value Calculator at www.ConsumersEnergy.com/gascenter.