Eintracht, NH – Today, with Thanksgiving and winter heating season just around the corner, Gov. Chris Sununu and the New Hampshire Department of Energy are urging families to sit down to enjoy turkey, pumpkin pie and football and take some time to talk about their home heating situation national energy costs.
“While national policies have created supply shortages that have pushed up the cost of heating oil, it’s important families know what steps they can take to control costs,” Gov. Chris Sununu said. “While New Hampshire cannot control energy costs, we are providing unprecedented relief and encouraging families to apply for the assistance available.”
Energy tips for home
- Call your fuel dealer and ask about setting up auto delivery. Auto-delivery adds convenience by eliminating the need to monitor your tank and can provide peace of mind as winter weather approaches and prices change.
- If you prefer to pay for fuel as you need it, be sure to keep an eye on your fuel gauge and call your provider at least 10 days in advance before you need fuel.
- Call your fuel salesman and ask for fuel payment budget plans. Budget plans can help a household make heating costs more manageable. Families should ensure they clearly understand their agreement with their fuel vendor.
- Have your heating system professionally serviced every year.
- Clean all hot air registers, baseboard heaters, and radiators as needed and ensure they are not blocked by furniture, carpets, or curtains
- For information on energy efficiency programs in New Hampshire, visit https://nhsaves.com/
There are more opportunities than ever this year for needy households. Learn more about federal energy assistance programs—for both heating and electricity—including how and where to apply at CAPNH.org.
- The Fuel Assistance program provides benefits to qualifying New Hampshire households to help meet heating bills during the winter season.
- The Electric Assistance Program offers eligible customers a discount on their monthly electric bills year-round.
- The Gas Assistance program offers eligible customers a discount on their winter natural gas heating bills.
Additionally, in recognition of the challenges posed by national energy bills, the governor and legislature allocated $35 million in budget surpluses this winter to provide additional energy support to middle-income households between 60% and 75% of the state median income.
Households are encouraged to learn more about New Hampshire’s assistance programs at CAPNH.org or by calling 211.
- Remember to keep all exhaust vents on your home free of snow, ice, and other debris.
- Make sure your driveway and path to the tank are clear of snow.