What you need to know about the impact of cold weather on your natural gas bills
We realize that you may have questions about the impact of the extreme cold weather on your bill. While we’re still working to fully understand the impact, rest assured that we’ve been doing everything we can to minimize that impact to you, and our goal continues to be helping you save as much energy and money year-round, especially during record low temperatures.
At Spire, we promise to be transparent about rates and charges, because you deserve to understand what goes into your monthly natural gas bill. Let’s take a closer look at how your bill is calculated.
- Delivery: About 51 percent of your bill covers the delivery and service costs to operate, maintain and upgrade natural gas pipelines across our service area.
- Usage: Roughly 41 percent is your actual gas usage. The cost of natural gas is passed on to you with no mark up.
- Taxes: The remaining 8 percent of your bill is the amount of municipal tax or gross receipts tax assessed by the municipality in which you receive service. This amount is collected and paid directly to the municipality.
Source: American Gas Association
And, we have your rates available all the time on our rates and tariffs page.
Follow these simple tips to save energy and money in your home
View and apply for multiple energy assistance programs to help those having a hard time paying their bills
Spread your usage across 12 months for lower winter bills
The larger the home, the more energy it takes to maintain a cozy temperature
When it’s cold outside, homes with natural gas furnaces and water heaters use more energy than during warmer months
The age and efficiency of your home’s natural gas appliances impacts how much energy you use, too
Insulation blocks chilly, drafty air from your home - so you don’t have to crank up the furnace just to stay comfortable.